Taproot Foundation Announces the Election of DoSomething.org's Matt Holford and Kroll Bond Rating Agency's Susan Levitt to the Board of Directors

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Taproot Foundation Announces the Election of DoSomething.org's Matt Holford and Kroll Bond Rating Agency's Susan Levitt to the Board of Directors

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:30pm

NEW YORK, June 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The Taproot Foundation announces the election of Matt Holford and Susan Levitt to its Board of Directors.

Matt Holford is Chief Technology Officer at DoSomething.org, a global nonprofit with the goal of motivating young people to make positive change through impactful campaigns. He oversees the development of new tech tools utilized by the organization.

“I'm thrilled to join this accomplished board and work towards Taproot's bright future at the center of pro bono,” says Holford. “DoSomething.org has gained a wealth of hard-won wisdom as we've developed our technology products to power a volunteering movement among young people, and I'm excited to be able to make this useful to Taproot as it scales its impact through technology.”

Holford has been coding for over 20 years, with a specialty in product management, and he has served as an advisor to such companies as Nike, MTV, Sotheby’s, Sony, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among many others. He is a leader in the tech and social good community and is currently a member of CTOs for Good.

Holford is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in Philosophy.

Susan Levitt is currently a Managing Director and the Head of the Issuer Relations Group at Kroll Bond Rating, where she has developed and implemented long- and short-term sales strategies since the firm’s inception in 2011. Levitt built all aspects of the business development group, and her efforts contributed to the firm’s exponential growth and the establishment of Kroll’s leadership position in the sector.

Previously, Levitt was a Director at Citigroup in the Debt Capital Markets Group and before that the National Treasury Manager at Toyota Motor Credit Corporation.

“I am looking forward to working with the dedicated board members and the talented Taproot employees to increase Taproot’s footprint in the pro bono sector,” noted Levitt. “Taproot is an innovative and impressive organization that will continue to be a leader in the pro bono movement, and I am honored to be part of its future growth.”

Levitt’s community endeavors include serving as Treasure and now ex-officio member of the Board of Directors for the Rodeph Sholom School. She also serves as an advisor to Cornerstone Capital Group, a sustainable money management firm.

Levitt holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The Anderson Graduate School at UCLA.

“I’m so pleased to welcome Susan and Matt to the Taproot board,” says Liz Hamburg, Taproot's President and CEO. “Susan brings a long history in financial services and Matt has deep knowledge of both technology needs in the nonprofit community and understanding of how to scale volunteerism through online platforms. They will both add tremendous value to Taproot as we continue to scale the way that we bring pro bono services to nonprofits and social change organizations.”

For a full list of Taproot Foundation's current Board of Directors please click here.

About the Taproot Foundation
Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with skilled volunteers who provide their expertise pro bono. Taproot is creating a world where organizations dedicated to social change have full access—through pro bono service—to the marketing, strategy, HR, and IT resources they need to be most effective. Since 2001, Taproot’s skilled volunteers have served 4,600 social change organizations providing 1.5 million hours of work worth over $160 million in value. Taproot is located in New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Los Angeles and is leading a network of global pro bono providers in over 30 countries around the world. www.taprootfoundation.org


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