Founder & Executive Director Emeritus, BitGive
In 2013, Connie founded BitGive, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which was recently acquired by Heifer International. She is the first female founder in the cryptocurrency space and an advocate for diversity and equal opportunity, working to advance the rights of women in the tech industry. Connie is passionate about practical philanthropic solutions for humanitarian work globally, leveraging Blockchain technology. Previously, Connie worked with environmental nonprofits in California for 15 years, specializing in consulting, strategy development, policy and advocacy, funding assistance, and program management. Most notably, her work included the development and implementation of multi-million dollar programs in public funding for the environmental sector. Connie is a frequent public speaker on crypto-philanthropy, internationally. She currently volunteers with Tahoe Silicon Mountain, in addition to serving on SBC’s Board. She holds a BS in Natural Resource Management from Virginia Tech. When not in the office, you’ll find Connie skiing or paddle boarding around Lake Tahoe, CA.