About Selene Gonzalez-Carrillo

Selene Gonzales-CarilloSelene Gonzalez-Carrillo is currently the 2017 International Hub Coordinator, and was fortunate enough to have been a member of the 2016 Youth Environment Hub, a collaboration between The Pollination Project and Levis Strauss & Co. Read more about that team here

Laura Lavigne, 2018 Team Member

Are you ready to be sprinkled with happiness? Meet Laura Lavigne born and raised on the outskirts of Paris. At 17 she was unwillingly dragged to the US by her parents, but she has done well by her adopted home. Without any knowledge of makeup (she doesn’t wear any), farming or baking [...]

Laura Lavigne, 2018 Team Member2018-05-02T10:01:08-08:00

Greg Acuna, 2018 Team Member

Greg grew up in the Midwest and the West Coast, with his biggest growth spurt taking place in a Thailand monastery. At the age of 8 he decided to become President of the United States in order to save the world from meanness. Following his pursuit intently, he debated [...]

Greg Acuna, 2018 Team Member2018-05-02T09:58:57-08:00

Denise Burry, 2018 Team Member

Denise is the mother of eight children, two of whom were internationally adopted. She also has two beautiful grand daughters. Denise and her husband, Jimmy, own an independent retail pharmacy, Burry's Pharmacy, in Leesburg, Florida. Prior to founding Forward Paths Foundation, Inc., Denise was a certified Guardian Ad Litem with [...]

Denise Burry, 2018 Team Member2018-04-25T10:15:17-08:00

Doree Collins, 2018 Team Member

Doree Collins is executive director of the Un-Included Club. Collins is a Temple, Texas resident and has over 10 years of experience in education. After receiving her Master's degree in Education Administration and certifica-tions in Special and EC-4 education, she worked as an administrator for a program specifically designed for [...]

Doree Collins, 2018 Team Member2018-04-25T10:24:00-08:00

Yaminah Childress, 2018 Team Member

Yaminah Childress, J.D., is a Social Entrepreneur who holds three degrees including an AAin Education, BS in Business Administration, and a Juris Doctorate in Law. She is the founder and operator of four diverse comp-anies including the Childress Group LLC a tax, legal support and consulting firm, YANY a [...]

Yaminah Childress, 2018 Team Member2018-04-25T10:29:23-08:00

Dejah Powell, 2018 Team Member

Dejah Powell is a senior at Cornell University studying Environmental & Sustainability Science, minoring in Business and Community Food Systems. Nearly two years ago, she founded Get Them to the Green (G2G), an organization that aims to foster love for the environment amongst Chicago youth, particularly youth of color. Powell’s first [...]

Dejah Powell, 2018 Team Member2018-04-25T10:09:26-08:00

Liz Buechele, 2018 Team Member

Liz is the founder of The Smile Project, a nonprofit organization based in New York City. The purpose of The Smile Project is to empower young people to start SPARK Clubs in their own communities. SPARK stands for Strengthening Positivity and Reinforcing Kindness. It all began with a Facebook post [...]

Liz Buechele, 2018 Team Member2018-05-02T09:59:52-08:00

Christopher McGilvery, Team Leader

Chris McGilvery is an educator, connector, and kindness crusader. In addition to working as the Grants Coordinator for The Pollination Project, Chris is the Founder of Give More HUGS. HUGS stands for Helping Unite Giving Souls. Chris was born in Texas and spent much of his youth traveling. He [...]

Christopher McGilvery, Team Leader2018-05-02T09:58:22-08:00

Money Can Break Down Walls in Philanthropy

I am an environmentalist and Mexican-American with dual citizenship, and in 2012 I relocated back to my native Mexico. There is a lot of talk these days about walls between my two countries- the US and Mexico. But the wall I’ve been most focused on lately is the philanthropic wall [...]

Money Can Break Down Walls in Philanthropy2019-01-03T14:37:41-08:00

Patricia Schappell, 2017 Fellow

Trish Schappell, is a middle school Counselor, former teacher, administrator, and instructional curriculum coach. She has been an educator for 22 years. Trish currently lives in Houston Texas and is from Corpus Christi, Texas. She got started in her social change work, by attending a summer week long training [...]

Patricia Schappell, 2017 Fellow2017-04-19T21:19:30-08:00
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