Rick Warren is a global strategist, philanthropist, pastor and author. His most recent book, The Purpose Driven Life, has sold more than 35 million copies, and is published in more than 50 languages.
In 1980, Warren founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. Today it may be America’s most influential congregation with more than 100,000 names on the church roll, a 120-acre campus, and over 500 ministries. He has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the United Nations, the Global Health Summit, the Aspen Ideas Institute, TED and numerous world congresses. Warren and his wife Kay give away 91 percent of their income.
Warren earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Derrick Feldmann is a sought-after speaker, researcher and advisor for cause and corporate social responsibility engagement. He is the lead researcher and creator of the Millennial Impact Project, a multi-year study of how the next generation supports causes. The annual Millennial Impact Report is cited regularly by such outlets as Forbes, TIME, Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.
The report launches each year at MCON, a national conference Derrick created and produces that draws more than 15,000 attendees online from for- and non- profit organizations across the world. MCON explores the question of whether and how organizations causes to build movements. Derrick is president of Achieve, a creative research and campaigns agency based in Indianapolis and West Palm Beach. Derrick founded Achieve to help causes and companies address their most pressing issues as an advisory, through audience research (internal and external), and with data-driven awareness/fundraising campaigns. Derrick is a co-author of the book Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement and the upcoming title, Social Movements For Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change. Derrick is a regular contributor to Philanthropy News Digest and the Huffington Post IMPACT channel.
He is on the Leadership Faculty of the Points of Light Corporate Institute and a guest lecturer for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Derrick received an undergraduate degree from Southeast Missouri State University and a graduate degree from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. He went on to lead national fundraising efforts for The LEAGUE and Learning to Give before founding Achieve in 2008. Derrick Feldmann is a sought-after speaker, researcher and advisor for cause engagement.
He is the lead researcher and creator of the Millennial Impact Project, an oft-cited, multi-year study of how the next generation supports causes, and the producer of MCON, a national annual conference of more than 15,000 viewers that explores whether and how organizations are taking create movements. Derrick is president of Achieve a creative research and campaigns agency. He is a co-author of Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement and Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change. He regularly contributes to Philanthropy News Digest and Huffington.
Andy is Vice President of Grenzebach, Giler and Associates and has served as Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations & Annual Giving at Carnegie Mellon University. Andy managed Carnegie Mellon’s alumni relations and annual giving programs, and guided the growth of its Loyal Scot student and alumni engagement recognition program. Loyal Scot grew out of the University’s successful Inspire Innovation! campaign that raised $1.17 billion.
Andy also led the alumni team during the $1.7 million renovation and relaunch of Carnegie Mellon’s Alumni House, and he instituted the University’s first crowdfunding platform.
Previously, Andy served for over ten years as Executive Director of the Caltech Alumni Association. He was also Senior Director, Alumni Programs for the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan as well as its Director of Alumni Education and Travel. He also served for seven and a half years as Director of Alumni Education and Associate Director of Alumni Relations for Brown University.
Andy is the founder of Alumni Futures, which he launched in 2007 as the first website specifically for alumni relations professionals. Andy has chaired the Commission on Alumni Relations for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and served on the CASE Board of Trustees. Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Brown University and a master’s degree in Education from Claremont Graduate University.
Shirley V. Hoogstra became the seventh president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in September 2014 after serving at her alma mater, Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI), first as a member of the board of trustees and then as the vice president for student life for 15 years. While at Calvin, Hoogstra also served as a cabinet member and was co-host of Inner Compass, a nationally televised show on PBS.
Prior to her tenure at Calvin, Hoogstra spent more than a decade practicing law as a partner at a firm in New Haven, Connecticut. She earned her Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law and has been admitted to practice law in the states of Michigan and Connecticut, as well as the U.S. District Courts of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Tax Court.