2017 EMCEE AND PANEL OF JUDGES
The Do Gooder Games is the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Austin's signature event. It is fast-paced with teams of local nonprofit employees and supporters competing in multiple rounds of fun mental and physical challenges. The elimination-style competition pares down fifteen teams and the top three teams will receive cash prizes to benefit the nonprofit of their choice.
We are honored to feature the below community leaders at the 2017 Do Gooder Games presented by FUNauctions:
Monica Maldonado Williams
Founder and Editor, GivingCity Austin
Monica has more than 20 years of experience in communications, marketing, journalism, and new media. She is a frequent speaker on next-level volunteerism, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurship. She is also a marketing and communications consultant.
Monica has been recognized for her work with GivingCity with a 2015 Women Communicators of Austin Anne Durrum Robinson Creative Initiative Award, a 2011 SXSW Dewey Winburne Community Service Award, and the 2011 Austin American Statesman Social Media Award. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin. Read more about recent press and awards for GivingCity Austin.
In communications and marketing, Monica has worked with UFCU, the Office of Mayor Steve Adler, the Austin Lyric Opera, the Austin Community Foundation, and the Austin Bar Association among others.
Panel of Judges:
Executive Director, I Live Here I Give Here
Celeste heads a nonprofit organization laser focused on inspiring people to give locally. She leads the strategy and vision for I Live Here I Give Here, and its flagship program, Amplify Austin, the community’s 24-hour online giving day. Since 2013, this day has raised $35M for hundreds of local nonprofits through AmplifyATX.org.
Celeste has 15 years experience in major gift and grassroots fundraising, community campaigns and impact investments at institutions including Foundation for the Carolinas, University of Virginia, Texas Children’s Hospital and the United Way. She started her career as Tech consultant with Accenture.
Celeste is a graduate of Leadership Austin. She has served on the board of Children's Theatre of Charlotte and in the inaugural class of Charlotte’s Leaders Under 40. During her tenure with the Junior League, Celeste has volunteered with many nonprofits in four different cities.
Recently, Celeste has featured by Austin Monthly and Austin Woman for her leadership in community philanthropy and was named as a “person to watch in 2016” by the Austin American Statesman. And every chance she gets she enjoys Austin’s treasures with her husband and three-year-old daughter.
Chief Philanthropy and Engagement Officer, Mission Capital
Charley leads Mission Capital’s efforts connecting social venture philanthropists and nonprofit organizations in collaboration to solve our community’s biggest challenges.
Prior to Mission Capital, Scarborough served as executive director for The Seton Fund of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, the nonprofit foundation that raises funds for the Seton Healthcare Family. His role most recently included leading a development team in cultivating philanthropic support for the $50M, Future of Care campaign, funding Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. His Seton experience included providing executive leadership for six different community fundraising groups, engaging hundreds of volunteer leaders. Scarborough was with Seton for almost 15 years, during which time he also served as founding executive director of the Seton Williamson Foundation and director of planned giving for The Seton Fund and the Children’s Medical Center Foundation.
Before joining Seton, Charley served as a planned giving director with Catholic Healthcare West and enjoyed a long private banking and trust services career in Arizona and Austin. In his free time, you can find Charley creating found object sculpture (assemblage), tuning up his hot rod 1953 GMC pickup, spending time with friends or reading poetry.
Musician with a Message and 2017 Austinite of the Year
SaulPaul, a Musician with a Message, is an award winning recording artist whose album Dream in 3D was considered for a Grammy Award. His book Dream in 3D has influenced multitudes. SaulPaul was most recently recognized as Austinite of the Year at the 2017 Austin Under 40 Awards.
SaulPaul has entertained & inspired audiences at amazing events and venues across the world. He has shared his story and his music at two TEDx Talks, Google HQ, the last 5 Super Bowls and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. In addition, SaulPaul is the founder of ReRoute Outreach, a non-profit organization which helps at-risk and under privileged youth discover and develop their artistic and entrepreneurial skill sets. In part because of his art and part because of his heart, June 12th was deemed SaulPaul Day by the Mayor of Austin, TX, the Live Music Capitol of the World.