- Thursday, May. 5, 2016
Heavenspot President Kathryn Schotthoefer will receive the Global Gift "Philanthropreneur" Award at the Global Gift Foundation's Women's Empowerment luncheon. Schotthoefer is being recognized for her work in social justice and human rights, particularly with Syrian refugees, an experience which she wrote about here. A percentage of the proceeds from the May 7th event will go towards the development of a scholarship program for young women in under-resourced areas.
GGF USA’s Philanthropreneur Award recognizes individuals who bring an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy by effecting positive changes in the world, alleviating suffering and investing in the future. Previous award recipients include: Victoria Beckham, Jorge M. Pérez and John Caudwell -- individuals who truly understand the importance of giving back.
As Heavenspot’s President, Kathryn is responsible for unifying and leading the company’s strong strategic, creative, and technical units to offer the innovative campaigns that have earned Heavenspot, part of M&C Saatchi LA, a reputation as an industry leader across the digital landscape, creating campaigns and experiences for cutting-edge brands in entertainment, media and technology. Kathryn also serves on the Board of Atlanta-based Atomized, an omnichannel campaign management SaaS platform.
She went to Greece in December of 2015 to volunteer with humanitarian efforts in Lesvos, as a part of ongoing work to support victims of war and terror throughout the Middle East. In addition to the refugee work and other social justice and human rights efforts in the US and globally, Kathryn serves on the board of advisors to Plus1, a nonprofit organization that allows touring musicians and bands to connect more deeply with their fans through advocacy.
About The Global Gift Foundation
The Global Gift Foundation USA is a firm believer that charitable organizations play a critical role in the ecosystem of social change. Global Gift Foundation USA is a 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to meeting the basic needs in the lives of society’s most vulnerable groups. GGF USA's main objective is to create a positive impact in areas of poverty, health, education, and social injustice by improving the lives of women, children and families in need. Through the development of partnerships Global Gift brings together resources, expertise, influential philanthropic individuals and fiscally responsible foundations in an effort to build lasting and effective change.
Part of M&C Saatchi LA, Heavenspot is an award-winning team of strategy, creative, technology and marketing professionals. Founded in 1996, Heavenspot has helped brands like Netflix, Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox, ABC Television, FX, Mattel and Coachella (Goldenvoice) create relevant, compelling and entertaining ways to connect with consumers.