Liz Buechele is the Founder and Executive Director of The Smile Project. In 2011, Liz Buechele started writing down what made her happy. One “Happiness is” at a time. This practice of daily joy grew into The Smile Project. She has worked for several nonprofit organizations including DoSomething.org, Riverside Church, the American Heart Association, YEA Camp, and the American Montessori Society.
Liz loves being involved with The Pollination Project, first as a grantee, later as a member of the Global Kindness Program, and, of course, as a grant advisor. She has had the privilege of meeting so many members of TPP’s community and feels so grateful for the lifelong friendships TPP has given her. She is passionate about youth empowerment and kindness. She enjoys writing, running, traveling, and watching the dogs at the Union Square Dog Park in New York City.