Desiree Vargas Wrigley

CEO & Co-Founder

Desiree is the CEO and co-founder of GiveForward.com, the world’s first crowdfunding platform to help friends and family answer the question “What can I do to help?” when a loved one is in need. They’ve helped hundreds of thousands of families raise nearly $150 million while at the same time building a sustainable and efficient, venture-backed startup.

She’s passionate about how technology can make the world a smaller and more connected place. And subscribes to the belief that every one of us can take small actions that change someone’s world. As a member of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Desiree is deeply committed to maximizing stakeholder value and creating a workplace that elevates every team member. She’s an active mentor to other social entrepreneurs and enjoys sharing the lessons she’s learned along the way as a panelist or keynote speaker. Desiree is passionate about philanthropy and the role that small-scale donors can play in improving the lives of the people we care about.

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