Jacquelline Fuller, director of charitable giving at Google, was the inaugural speaker in the SMC Net Impact Sustainability Speaker Series. Fuller leads a $100+ million annual charitable funding operation which supports technology innovators who are making a transformational impact in areas such as education, development, disaster relief and renewable energy.
Fuller's presentation at Saint Mary's on June 13 focused on the social impact of technology innovation in sustainability and philanthropy.
Fuller discussed several new technologies that are having an impact on charitable giving, including Speak to Tweet, Kickstarter and Vittana.org. Along with these insights, she also shared new research findings that demonstrate how direct giving to the poor is the most effective way to help out. Following her presentation there was an open discussion that allowed students, faculty and alumni to ask questions and interact with Fuller one-on-one, providing great engagement and networking opportunities for the 30 attendees.
Berna Aksu, faculty advisor for Net Impact, said about the event, "the Net Impact leadership team worked very hard to bring such a charismatic speaker from the world of corporate philanthropy. Jacquelline did a terrific job sharing her unique experiences in 'Giving' while emphasizing the importance of being able to clearly and accurately measure the impact of all social innovation."
Net Impact's Sustainability speaker series continued on July 25, 2013 when they hosted Shawn Seufert from Terra Bella Family Farms.
About Net Impact
Net Impact is leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation of leaders to use their careers to drive transformative change in the workplace and then world. Its mission is to show the world that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line, but people and the planet as well. The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) Net Impact Chapter empowers students to foster sustainability objectives and corporate social responsibility initiatives by partnering with local and global organizations and engaging our community in projects with social and environmental impact while supporting SEBA's vision, “Think Globally. Lead Responsibly.”