Jason Wood
Senior Vice President

Prior to joining Hartsook, Jason was President and CEO of the Pikes Peak United Way (PPUW) in Colorado Springs, Co. where he managed a 35-member team and $5.5 million annual operating budget. In 2015, Jason was selected as a top-20 CEO within United Way Worldwide, earning participation in the organization’s Executive Leadership Program through the U.K.-based Center for Creative Leadership. He began with United Way as a Senior Director of Community Investment and Leadership Giving, Endowment, and Planned Giving before serving as the Director of Resource Investment, Financial Stability and then as Vice President for Community Engagement.

Jason was selected as one of 24 high-potential contributors among 2,000 applicants worldwide for the United Way Worldwide Global Resident Fellowship focused on leadership, cross-cultural awareness and cross-functional projects across Europe. Jason holds a B.A. in nonprofit management, with a specialty in fundraising and community engagement, from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.

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The Most Influential ‘Living Person’ in Philanthropy

Robert F. Hartsook Receives Honorary Doctorate of Business
Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Bob Hartsook was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Plymouth University in Plymouth, England. The University described Bob as: “arguably the most influential living person improving the philanthropic donor experience.” Such global affirmation appropriately recognizes Bob and uniquely distinguishes Hartsook as the world’s fundraising counsel.”

Plymouth University honors individuals who have achieved great distinction in their professional lives and who have made contributions to society at large. In recognizing Bob Hartsook’s impressive achievements, the University has highlighted his service to the field of philanthropy, his promotion of academic study and research and his personal commitment to growing philanthropy around the world. Go here to learn more and view videos from this event.

Pictured: Karin Cox, Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer; Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience; Bob Hartsook; Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Fundraising at Plymouth University and the Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Matthew J. Beem, Hartsook President and CEO.

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