• Founder, Pencils of Promise, non-profit that has built over 400 schools worldwide 
  • New York Times & #1 National Bestselling Author, The Promise of a Pencil
  • Entrepreneur & leader in the for-purpose industry
  • Business Insider's "40 Under 40"

"A leader amongst an emerging generation of change makers who are proving that every person can be a force for positive change."

News from Adam Braun
These speakers' alternative perspectives and on-the-ground experiences enliven the national conversation. 
NBC Reporter & Host of #Undercovered; Award-Winning Voice for the Millennial Generation
— Featured in NPRs "Best Commencement Speeches, Ever" and Huffington Post's "Top 10 Speeches of the Year"

LIZA DONNELLY: Award-Winning New Yorker Cartoonist and Writer; resident cartoonist, CBS News 
— Live drew the Women's March in DC and Presidential Inauguration 
— TedTalk on how humor can empower has over 1,200,000 views