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Social Entrepreneurship vs. Social Action

Spring 2015 entreSpace Workshop with Jamie McDonald


Academic Services : 139

Date & Time

April 8, 2015, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


Come join us for a discussion with Jamie McDonald on how today's social entrepreneurs are innovating, creating economic value, and changing the world - all at the same time.

This workshop will be held on April 8 at 12:00 pm in entreSpace, located in the old Theater Building next to the commons garage room 139.

About Jamie:
Jamie McDonald is the Chief Giving Officer of Network for Good, the nation’s largest online charitable giving platform. She joined Network for Good after the acquisition of GiveCorps, which she founded and launched in 2011. 

GiveCorps is online software connecting non-profits and educational institutions to digital givers.

Jamie's professional mission is to spur people to give, act and innovate on behalf of communities and causes. She writes and speaks about online engagement and giving, next generation philanthropy, and the rise of the millennial generation as a force for changing communities. In 2013, she led BMore Gives More, the movement that raised $5.7 million in a day on Giving Tuesday and earned Baltimore the #MostGenerousCity in America honor by The 92nd St Y and the UN Foundation.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Jamie was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, where she enjoyed a 16-year career, and led several groups within investment banking, including the Private Equity Coverage Group, managing relationships with Alex. Brown’s venture capital and leveraged buyout firm clients. 

Jamie places a high priority on civic engagement. She led the $8MM capital campaign and has been a longtime Board member of the Center for Urban Families. She has previously served on the boards of The Leadership, the Family Tree, Live! Baltimore, and The Fund for Educational Excellence, among others. She was the founding President of the Board of Directors of the Police Athletic League (PAL) of Baltimore City. She is a past co-chair of the Tocqueville Campaign ($10,000 gifts) for the United Way of Central Maryland and sat on the national board of the Keewaydin Foundation. 

Other local volunteer activities include serving as a member of then-Mayor Martin O’Malley’s Economic Development Transition Committee. 
Jamie was named an Innovator of the Year in 2012. She is a graduate of the 1997 class of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership program. She was named one of Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 under 40.” 

Jamie McDonald attended Cornell University for graduate school, focusing on International Development in a joint program between the College of Human Ecology and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Philadelphia University. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, Tom, and their children, Ben, Cameron and Paige.