Join us to reflect and celebrate the impact our community made in 2020, and the end of a crazy year. Hear from leaders about the state of the social impact sector during COVID-19. Strengthen purpose-driven connections, build new partnerships, learn best practices and resources, and enjoy an evening of meaningful online networking.
The Social Impact Holiday Connector is part of the on-going Connector Series, fiscally sponsored by Prime Produce Limited.
CEO, 1% for the Planet
Kate Williams is CEO of 1% for the Planet, a global movement that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet inspires businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofit solutions through membership and everyday actions. To date, 1% for the Planet’s global network of thousands of businesses and individuals have given more than $270 million to environmental partners.
In her role as CEO, Kate has led significant growth in network scale and impact, as well as deep work on best practices for implementing high-impact giving strategies, growing a network brand, and operating as a highly effective and innovative enterprise.
Kate earned a BA at Princeton University where she majored in history, and an MS at the MIT Sloan School of Management where she focused on organizational systems. She has served on several nonprofit Boards, currently Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and Shelburne Farms.
Kate is a master’s distance runner and kitchen gardener and lives in Vermont with her husband and two children.
The Tomiak Foundation is a private foundation creating a more ethical society by permanently improving the treatment and living conditions of vulnerable people and populations. They fund programs and projects run by reputable 501c3 non-profit organizations. Focus areas have included ethical treatment for orphans, elderly people, veterans, and disadvantaged minority homeowners.
Bard’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability cultivate leaders who break through existing systems, innovating solutions to critical social, environmental, and economic challenges. Bard GPS students pursue cutting-edge master’s degrees in policy, business, or education, that embed extended field-based practical training and individualized career support. Their alumni are changing the rules through environmental policy, changing the game through sustainable business, and changing minds through environmental education.