Ms. Hawley is founder and CEO of UniversalGiving (www.UniversalGiving.org). UniversalGiving (UG) is a social entrepreneurship nonprofit that helps people volunteer with and donate to the top-performing international NGOs. UniversalGiving offers a variety of way for donors to become involved through organizations, projects, or “Gift Packages” as featured in the New York Times. Gift Packages allow people to give funds for a specific goal, such as $50 which feeds a family in Sudan for one week.UniversalGiving’s service is unique: 100% of your donation goes to the projects; and all projects are reviewed under a rigorous Quality Model. UniversalGiving Corporate is a customized version for global employee giving and volunteer programs, which contributes to UniversalGiving’s sustainability. UniversalGiving is an award-winning organization which has been featured on the homepage of BusinessWeek (http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/dec2008/ca20081224_387821.htm) as well as in the New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, and Bay Area Business Women.
Ms. Hawley was a co-founder of VolunteerMatch (VM) which has matched two million volunteers with nonprofits. She also launched VolunteerMatch Corporate, a version for employee volunteer programs. More than 20 Fortune 500 companies became clients, generating $1 million+ and 43% of VM’s sustainability. Ms. Hawley’s international experience includes work and volunteering abroad in microfinance in remote villages of India; crisis relief work in the 2000 El Salvador earthquake; sustainable farming in Guatemala. Studies include a political science degree cum laude at Duke University and scholarship in international/communications masters at The Annenberg School of Communications, USC.
I love serving global poverty through UniversalGiving http://www.universalgiving.org), which helps people give and volunteer across the world to the top-performing projects. :) Interests: I also love Improv. I perform at BATS, the Groundlings and Upright Citizen's Brigade. Improv is such a joy, filled with great intuition, partners on stage, creativity and listening. Just great ways to trust and work with people in life, in general. I take care of my nephews and niece all the time. Children are so funny and dynamic, I love it! I also love walking and try to wherever I can: on the way to work, to the grocery store, to church, etc. It's great thinking time, and I love the hills. When I can I love to run, and hiking and nature are at the top of my list! Oh and dancing occasionally, when I can... swing, salsa, funk, hiphop... what fun to share with others and challenge yourself in different ways.
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