Our founder, Paul Polizzotto, launched Givewith in 2016 with the vision of rethinking the intrinsic power of commerce as an engine of world-wide social change.
Over his 32-year career as a social entrepreneur, Paul has dedicated himself to developing, refining, and realizing the vision at the heart of Givewith: that by prioritizing Social Impact, businesses can deliver a sustainable source of funding for the critical work of nonprofits and differentiate themselves from the competition, driving sales, increasing profits and raising share prices.
At Givewith, we are brought together by our desire to drive real, enduring change. We’re social entrepreneurs, data-driven decision makers, impact experts, code-crackers, and award-winning creatives.
Paul launched his career as a serial social entrepreneur by pioneering Urban Watershed Cleaning and Zero Discharge. These proprietary technologies remove pollutants and toxins from industrial sites, parking lots and storm drain systems, thereby preventing run-off from contaminating rivers, lakes, streams, and oceans. Paul was recognized for this innovation and stewardship with the EPA’s Environmental Hero award in 1999.
Prior to starting Givewith, Paul was CEO of EcoMedia, the company he founded in 2001; it was acquired by CBS in 2010. Through EcoMedia, CBS applied Social Impact as a sales incentive and differentiator to grow its revenue. By leveraging advertising sales from business-to-business transactions, CBS EcoMedia directed more than $100 million in resources to environmental, education and health programs across the United States, improving the quality of life for more than 60 million people.
Theresa has advised the world's biggest brands, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs on strategies to design and fund world changing ideas. Working at the intersection of corporate, nonprofit and government, Theresa helps set strategic vision and direction, and position organizations to be more impactful.
Alan Mayer has spent over two decades in technology with global leadership experience across sales, services, customer operations and go-to-market strategy for mid-size business to Global 500. Alan brings his growth mindset to leading teams across many industries, segments, verticals and functions, with a consistent focus on transformational customer outcomes and relationships.
For over 30 years, Todd has worked as a serial entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in business formation, development, and operations. His expertise is in corporate law, investment banking, finance, and real estate development.
Jason came to Givewith with over 20 years experience in architecting and engineering consumer-facing platforms at scale. His work has included developing teams and building products and services for advertising, mobile, and healthcare at both startups and large companies.
Our Advisory Board is a network of vital thought partners and champions of Givewith. With global experience spanning tech, supply chain, sustainability, and more, members provide unique expertise to guide our core business strategy and advance social impact around the world.
Jan is an experienced independent director and global business leader with over 30 years in P&L management, technology, regulatory, finance, ESG, climate change, sustainability, and more with EY and public company boards serving a range of sectors. She is a Board Member of Walgreens Boots Alliance and Bank of Montreal, and also serves as the Senior Independent Director of Euromoney Institutional Investors.
Andre Fernandez is Senior Advisor & former CFO of the NCR Corporation. Previously, he served as the President & CEO of CBS Radio, the President & COO of Journal Communications, held global leadership positions at GE, and has 10 years of international work experience. Andre previously served on the Board of Directors of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, Froedtert Health, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and the NCR Foundation.
Jonathan has served over 40 years in public health leadership positions. He is a Distinguished Professor at UCLA in the Fielding School of Public Health and the Geffen School of Medicine, and served for 16 years as Public Health Director and Health Officer of Los Angeles County. Jonathan also rotated after many years as chair of the U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force.
With over two decades of experience in the diversity, equity, and inclusion, Sandra is currently the Senior Vice President of Outreach and Strategic Partnerships at Coqual. She has also held leadership positions at Emma Bowen Foundation and ABC Television.
Christie is a global business leader with over 30 years of experience, including roles at Apple and Deloitte, where she developed her expertise in P&L management, technology, M&A, strategy, global expansion, business development, human capital, finance and data and analytics. Christie is currently Senior Managing Director of Global Talent & Organization/Human Potential Leader at Accenture. She also serves on the Board of Endo International on the Nominating & Governance and Compensation Committees.
Celina is a Salvadoran social entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in international development and social change. She is the co-founder of Glasswing International, and is an Obama Foundation Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, Tallberg Global Leader, and a Skoll Awardee.
Steve is President and CEO of MAP International. With expertise in sales and marketing across the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Steve has held leadership positions at ChildFund International, Worldvision U.S., Heifer International, Johnson and Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb, and ConAgra.
Lynn is the founder and president of HL Group, and a globally recognized communications executive with extensive knowledge of fashion, luxury and lifestyle-related businesses. Her roles include Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Polo Ralph Lauren, and Global Vice President of Communications and Special Events at Calvin Klein.
Ambrosio brings the Givewith Advisory Board 30+ years of management experience, including 13+ years as a senior corporate officer at CBS Corporation reporting to the Chairman & CEO. His diverse portfolio of C-suite responsibilities at CBS included serving as global CHRO, and as Chief Administrative Officer overseeing global Real Estate, Security, Facilities, Sourcing, CSR and Philanthropy and Planning/Board Liaison work. In addition, Ambrosio oversaw P&Ls for units he acquired or launched within CBS, including EcoMedia, Givewith and CBSX, a live experience unit. He is Givewith’s immediate past President. Currently, Ambrosio runs Rimetti Advisory Services, providing advisory services as a Strategic Advisor and/or Advisory Board Member to start-up Founders and CEOs, including Givewith. Clients include start-ups in diverse industries ranging from Social Impact to Healthcare to Beauty. Ambrosio is a past-Chairman of the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media and a current Board and Governance Committee Member, and also serves on the Board of the non-profit Center for Communication.
The Givewith Social Impact Network features hundreds of carefully-vetted, high-impact nonprofits and social enterprises across a diverse range of issue areas. We have thousands of research-validated, data-driven programs spanning all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We are proud to be recognized for our work driving positive change. We hold ourselves to the highest standard, and continue to work towards finding new ways to generate more impact every day.
As a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, we are committed to aligning our strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
We’re proud to support Social Enterprise UK, the leading global authority on social enterprise and the biggest network of social enterprises in the UK.
We’re members of Pledge 1%–a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good.
We work with CO2logic to calculate, reduce and offset our climate impact. Through this process, we are committed to reaching CO2-Neutrality.