Great write up on the entire Classy Awards experience from Autumn Walden, Program Manager at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at UPenn! Check it out!

High Impact Philanthropy

It’s not everyday that I get the opportunity to step away from the computer screen, leave the office, travel across the country, and connect with fascinating people doing great work. That’s why I was so delighted that our Center was invited to attend the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards in San Diego last weekend.

The CLASSY Awards were started in 2009 by Stay Classy, an online fundraising platform, with the goal of highlighting charity efforts in San Diego. Now in its fourth year, it has expanded to include charities throughout the United States, and, most recently, to Canada.

The event was sponsored by big names such as eBay, PayPal, event 360, Southwest Airlines, Verizon, GuideStar, and Network for Good. Other partners included organizations such as the United Nations Foundation, Oxfam America, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Huffington Post Impact, and Social Media for Nonprofits.

After sharing a cab with Michael, Justine…

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