Lindsay Firestone Gruber

President & CEO, Taproot Foundation
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  • United States of America
Chris Jarvis

Executive Director, RW Institute

Chris Jarvis is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Realized Worth, a global agency focused on the design and implementation of employee-led volunteering and giving programs. His work with Fortune 500 companies around the world is helping to mobilize hundreds of thousands of employees to make meaningful contributions in the communities where they live and work. Widely known for his thought-leadership in employee volunteering, workplace giving and corporate social responsibility, in 2011, Chris was asked by the United Nations Office of Partnerships to design and launch the first private sector led initiative to achieve the post-millennial Sustainable Development Goals through corporate volunteering. Chris now volunteers on the board of IMPACT 2030, the only business-led effort designed to unite companies in their corporate volunteering efforts to address the United Nations’ Development Agenda. Chris also offers Impact Coaching to CEOs and executive leaders around the world. In 2015, Chris and his partner, Angela Parker, launched the RW Institute (RWI), a think tank focused on advancing the practice and theory of corporate volunteering through innovative projects, research, analysis and public policy change. RWI is comprised of an association of stakeholders who are committed to removing existing barriers and promoting the practice and theory of corporate volunteering on a global scale. The goal is to help practitioners be more successful – whether they are clients, engaged formally or not. Chris believes the work these people do as part of corporate citizenship is critical to addressing the social and environmental issues facing our global society. When not traveling, Chris spends time with his kids in his home base of Indianapolis, Indiana. He enjoys a good scotch and unwinding to an epic storyline.
Andrew Bartolotta

Director of Digital Media, cityCURRENT

Andrew Bartolotta is a digital media professional who has connected passion with purpose through technology for several years. As Director of Digital Media for cityCURRENT and Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC, he assists with various events and efforts to advance the corporate activation landscape and coordinate marketing and research projects for the company.

Through cityCURRENT, he helps host over 180 events each year as various size businesses provide forces and funds so Andrew and his team can power the good across the Mid-South through events, media, and philanthropy.

Equipped with both design and marketing skills, Andrew uses his expansive network to empower community problem solvers to ignite change through digital media. During his college years, he volunteered over 1,000 hours of pro-bono skills based work to local small businesses and nonprofits to expand their visual communications.

Andrew has used that experience to bolster impact through various organizations including Leadership Memphis, Southaven Chamber of Commerce, The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, American Cancer Society and his role as previous Board Chair for Let's Innovate Through Education and Volunteer Mid-South, marketing chair for Hernando-DeSoto Habitat for Humanity, and more.

In 2014, Andrew was invited to the White House twice as a digital media innovator by the Office of Digital Strategy to learn from their team and collaborate with the office on expanding existing content to new digital platforms.

Since then, he has spoken at various organizations and conferences, including the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, to strengthen the awareness of social good by way of social media. He regularly partners with organizations like the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to host workshops on digital media and has been able to impact over 185 nonprofit organizations; helping them effectively share their mission and impact.

In 2021, Andrew received the 2020 Mississippi GIVE Award for Outstanding Service in the Promotion of Volunteering & Community.

Danielle Holly

CEO, Common Impact

I've been in the corporate social responsibility and nonprofit capacity building space for most of my career, and am privileged to run Common Impact, building skilled volunteer programs for companies and their social change partners. I'm on a few nonprofit boards, Women in Innovation and Fan4Kids, and I'm a writer for Nonprofit Quarterly and a podcast host of Pro Bono Perspectives. Community engagement geek all around!