061: Blend Business with Social Responsibility and Power Your Charitable Giving with Ty Walrod, CEO and Co-Founder of Bright Funds

Ty Walrod is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bright Funds, an organization that helps leading businesses like Cisco, VMware, Box, and Campbell's Soup Company power their charitable giving. Ty Also serves on the boards of Sustainable Silicon Valley and Startup & Tech Mixer, and he is an active member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Founders Network. Ty’s a real mover and shaker when it comes to blending business with social responsibility, and we are so lucky to have him on the show.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Ty Walrod, and what does his business do?

·      What motivated Ty to start Bright Funds?

·      How does Ty help empower LGBTQ communities?

·      How can you get in touch with Ty?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Visit Ty’s Website

·      Follow Bright Funds on Twitter

·      Connect with Ty on LinkedIn

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.