Elizabeth Chung

Meet These 5 Nonprofit Rockstars During the CLASSY Awards Weekend

On May 2nd and 3rd, the CLASSY Awards Weekend will attract 3,000 of the country’s top leaders in the social sector to celebrate the greatest champions of social progress, and provide a space – the Collaborative – for nonprofit professionals to engage in conversation around the most innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

The Collaborative brings together hundreds of the top social innovators and leaders to share ideas on driving social progress. If you’re planning on attended, make sure you connect with these 5 cause sector rockstars!

Mary Taylor – Director of External Relations – Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger provides sustainable solutions to hunger in over 40 countries. As the Director of External Relations, Mary leverages her 20 years of nonprofit development, communication, and programmatic experience to oversee the organization’s private fundraising and communications activities.

Taylor Corrado – Nonprofit Marketing Manager – HubSpot

While HubSpot itself isn’t a nonprofit, Taylor is the company’s Nonprofit Marketing Manager. Adopted by both for profit and nonprofit organizations alike, HubSpot’s inbound marketing platform enables brands to track and use valuable content to attract website visitors, nurture those relationships, and convert them into active supporters.

Marc McCarthy – Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications – St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is committed to funding top research to find cures for childhood cancer. With more than 25 years of agency, nonprofit, and corporate-campaign leading experience under his belt, Marc McCarthy plays a chief role in stewarding the foundation’s key relationships.

Michael Smith – Development and Operations Director – iEmpathize

iEmpathize strives to eliminate child exploitation through creative solutions. Michael oversees WE Empathize, an assembly of individuals, businesses, and faith communities that partner with the organization in assisting with program development and influence expansion.

Tonia Farman – Executive Director – Athletes 4 Cancer

Athletes 4 Cancer provides empowering survivorship-based programs for young adults whose lives are impacted by cancer. An engineer of innovative, adventure-focused experiences, Tonia Farman was a recipient of SELF Magazine’s annual Women Doing Good Award for her work with Athletes 4 Cancer.

And, best of all there are so many other nonprofit professions to speak with, learn from and meet during the CLASSY Awards weekend – too many to list in one blog post. The 2-day Collaborative includes keynote speakers, discussions, networking and, of course, fun!

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