The Generosity Network Team

Bio and Story of Jennifer McCrea

My first job out of college back in 1988 was as a college fundraiser. I needed a job, this opportunity was available, and I was excited to work for my liberal arts alma mater, which had given me so much in my life. But I knew nothing about fundraising or about nonprofit work in general. So I was eager to learn.
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Bio and Story of Jeffrey C. Walker

Jeff Walker currently serves on the Boards of New Profit, Berklee College of Music, Morgan Library, Lincoln Center Film Society, Millennium Development Goals Health Alliance where he Chairs the Community Health Worker Pillar, The Miller Center and University of Virginia’s Undergraduate Business School, where he was President for ten years.
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Team Members

Karl Weber

Writer and editor at Karl Weber Literary

When Jennifer McCrea and Jeff Walker approached me about helping them craft the manuscript for their book The Generosity Network, I was delighted.  Not just because they’re two of the most interesting, creative, and thoughtful people I’ve ever met (although they are).  But because their work is such a natural companion to some of the […]

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Roger Brown

President at Berklee College of Music

When Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown assumed his post at the college in 2004, he brought a rich palette of professional and life experiences to the job. Skills accrued playing recording sessions as a drummer in New York, administering United Nations humanitarian operations in Southeast Asia and Africa, and founding a company […]

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Matt Goldman

co-founder at Blue School

Matt Goldman attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts where he received a Bachelor in Economics followed by a Masters in Business Administration/Marketing. He was also involved in Clark athletics, playing varsity soccer and coaching a women’s club team. Upon graduation from Clark, Goldman was invited to join Omni Resources, a startup software services company. He […]

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Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, M.D is the author of more than 65 books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and an adjunct professor of Executive Programs at the […]

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Tracey Durning

Tracey Durning is the founder of 49 prince street, a social enterprise that catalyzes, co-creates and supports innovative projects aimed at large-scale impact around social issues. Under the 49 umbrella, she drives and manages the philanthropic activities for Planet Heritage Foundation (PHF), as well as works in collaboration with a number of philanthropists and impact investors around their key issues. Tracey co-founded Oceans 5, a […]

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Joi Ito

Director at MIT Media Lab

Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab since September, 2011, is a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the Internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom, Ito is board chair (and former CEO) of Creative […]

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Adam Braun

Founder and Executive Director at Pencils of Promise

Adam Braun is the Founder and Executive Director of Pencils of Promise, the nonprofit organization that has opened more than 50 schools around the world and delivered over 1.5 million educational hours in just over three years. PoP was founded with just $25 and a birthday party in October 2008 using what Braun describes as […]

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Darell Hammond

Founder and CEO at KaBOOM!

Darell Hammond, the founder and CEO of KaBOOM!, grew up with seven brothers and sisters at Mooseheart, a group home outside of Chicago that is completely supported by charity through the Loyal Order of Moose fraternity. It was an experience that deeply shaped his life. Instilled by the community with a sense of the power […]

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Sharon Salzberg

Born in New York City in 1952, Sharon Salzberg experienced a childhood involving considerable loss and turmoil. An early realization of the power of meditation to overcome personal suffering determined her life direction. Her teaching and writing now communicates that power to a worldwide audience of practitioners. She offers non-sectarian retreat and study opportunities for […]

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Nick Ehrmann

Founder and CEO at Blue Engine

Nick Ehrmann is founder and CEO of Blue Engine, a New York-based NGO that recruits, trains, and supports professional teams of recent college graduates who work with students to accelerate academic achievement in public high schools. Launched in 2009, Blue Engine is still in the process of developing and testing its model before expanding it […]

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John Megrue

CEO at Apex Partners

John Megrue, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer of Apax Partners, U.S., an independent global private equity advisory firm managing over $37 billion in private equity funds. John originally joined Apax in 1988, and rejoined the firm in 2005 from Saunders, Karp & Megrue. An active champion for extreme poverty eradication and the development of […]

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Gunther Weil

Founder and CEO at Value Mentors

Gunther M. Weil, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Value Mentors.  He is an organizational consultant, family advisor, executive coach, educator and psychologist. For the past 35 years he has provided wise guidance to senior executives, family businesses, and for-profit and non-profit organizations in the areas of values based leadership and organizational culture, innovation, […]

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What can we learn from Malawi’s first National Community Health Strategy?
Jeffrey Walker November 7, 2017

By Jeffrey Walker (Vice-Chair, Office of the UN Special Envoy for Health), Matthew Ramirez (Aspen Management Partnership

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