GUEST INTERVIEWS

The Business of Giving radio program by Denver Frederick aims to spread the word on social good by featuring the largest and greatest nonprofit organizations in the US. Denver has a weekly show and podcast on AM970 where he interviews CEOs of nonprofits talking about how their organizations help the world a better place.

Jenna Nicholas, Co-founder and CEO of Impact Experience, Joins Denver Frederick

Impact investing is an exciting and rapidly growing industry powered by investors who are determined to generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.  But often, there is a disconnect between the investor and the community that is receiving the investment. My next guest decided to do something to bridge that gap. She is Jenna Nicholas, the Co-founder and CEO of Impact Experience.

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Dr. Yung S. Lie, the President and CEO of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, , Joins Denver Frederick

Cancer will soon be the No.1 killer in America, and playing it safe when it comes to funding research is not going to change that. Rather, we need to fund the brave, the bold, and the best, and that is what the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has been doing since 1946. And here to tell us about their strategy and impact is Dr. Yung Lie, the President and CEO of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. 

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Craig Antico, Co-Founder of RIP Medical Debt, Joins Denver Frederick

Do you know what contributes to over 50% of all personal bankruptcies? It’s medical debt, which is carried by millions of Americans. In fact, over 40% of people diagnosed with cancer will deplete their assets in just two years. But an organization has come along to address this problem in a unique and creative way. It’s RIP Medical Debt, and it’s a pleasure to have with us tonight their Co-founder Craig Antico.

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Felicia Wong, President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute, Joins Denver Frederick

The Roosevelt Institute is a progressive American think tank, which exists to carry forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. And to better understand the role that such an institution plays in American society, as well as the policies and recommendations it is advocating for, it is a pleasure to have with us their President and CEO, Felicia Wong.

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Captain Ivonne Roman of the Newark Police Department, Founder of Women’s Leadership Academy, Joins Denver Frederick

Despite overwhelming evidence that female police officers have a positive influence, women make up just 12% of police forces nationwide – a figure that has remained stagnant for the past 20 years. There are a number of reasons for this, including physical fitness tests that some believe are designed to exclude them. Championing the cause for more female police officers is Captain Ivonne Roman from the Newark New Jersey Police Department. She is also the Founder of the Women’s Leadership Academy and an executive board member of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing.

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Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project, Joins Denver Frederick

According to a recent survey, 39% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past 12 months, with more than half transgender youth seriously considering the same thing. Those are alarming statistics. But if you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, and in need of a safe and  judgment-free place to talk, there is such a place to turn to. It’s called The Trevor Project, and it’s a pleasure to have with us tonight their CEO and Executive Director, Amit Paley.

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Sam Teicher, Co-founder of Coral Vita, Joins Denver Frederick

Over 50% of the world’s coral reefs have already been lost, and it’s projected that 90% of them will die out by 2050. This is not only a huge problem for the oceans and those communities that depend upon them, but for all of us. What can possibly be done to reverse this trend? Coral Vita is a company that is working on an answer in a very creative and innovative fashion. And here to tell us about it is Sam Teicher, the Co-founder of Coral Vita. 

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