President, CEO, and co-founder of the World We Want Foundation, Lori brings over 25 years of experience as a social entrepreneur, philanthropic consultant and social change activist in finance, civic and charitable organizations, campaign management, international organizations and national politics. She has traveled to over 40 countries, engaging with leading networks of donors, foundations and social innovators devoted to solving many of the world's most pressing social justice issues. The inspiration for the Foundation comes from her experience as a teacher and an explorer in the world's "classrooms" where her passion for empowering young people to become successful and compassionate in the 21st century drives her commitment to collaborate with others to partner with and support the Foundation. Lori is the President/CEO of Bonnventures, LLC, a global philanthropic consulting firm established in 2004, and has been a board member of the World of Good Development Organization and the International Museum of Women, and a past member of the Women Donors Network. For the past four years she has served as a Western Regional Judge for the Global Social Venture Competition at Haas School of Business. Lori has a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an Executive Certificate on Corporate Social Responsibility from Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
As Program Director, Katie oversees Social Action Project submissions, works on grant and funding opportunities and helps guide and direct program development. Prior to joining the Foundation, Katie worked for the Center for Civic Education where she managed two of the country’s largest civic education programs in ten states. Katie has also worked as a policy advisor at Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck in Washington, DC on matters involving energy and environment, financial services and competition policy, and worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee as Special Assistant to the chief counsel and staff director. Katie holds an MA from George Mason University in International Commerce and Policy and graduated with honors with her BA in Political Science from the University of Utah.
As a social entrepreneur, Addison has implemented development projects in Central America with local organizations to put at-risk youth issues at the forefront of development. He was recently part of a research team that developed knowledge management software for the International Small Arms Control Standards in partnership with the United Nations Institute of Disarmament Research, which was showcased in two presentations at the United Nations in New York. Addison has also conducted research for the Department of Public Security at the Organization of American States. While receiving his BA in International Relations & Global Studies at the University of the Pacific, Addison served as President of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship for one year. He recently graduated from the Monterey Institute of International Studies with a MA in International Policy.
Groove Interactive works with The World We Want Foundation to develop their high quality and innovative website. Since 1998, Groove Interactive owner and principal developer Brian Miller has been creating sites focused on usability, accessibility, open source solutions, and web standard design and development for the non-profit community. Learn more at grooveinteractive.com.
Dr. Paul Kim is a recognized leader in the areas of e-learning, technology solutions and social entrepreneurship. He serves as Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Dean for Stanford University School of Education where he has been leading various academic technology initiatives and teaching graduate courses related to digital innovations in education since 2001. He is currently one of the leading researchers for Programmable Open Mobile Internet, a National Science Foundation project to develop and evaluate a wireless mobile computing model for K-20 formal and informal learning and assessment scenarios. He is also working with various international organizations in developing mobile empowerment solutions for extremely underserved communities in developing countries. Dr. Kim has a PhD in educational technology and previously served as Chairman of the Board for the Intercultural Institute of California. He has also served as the Executive Director of Information Technology for University of Phoenix and Vice President and CIO of Vatterott College.
As an award-winning art director and designer, Tom Martin has been responsible for some of the most memorable images in motion-picture advertising during the last twenty years including “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List”, “Dressed To Kill” and “Parenthood”. Tom has set a standard for creativity, giving each film a distinctly unique look for everything from photography, logos and one-sheets to standees and assorted merchandise. He has worked with Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Ron Howard, Ivan Reitman and more, creating marketing and advertising campaigns for over 200 films through his own agency, Martin Art Direction, Inc. http://www.design-1-1.com.
Lori Bonn - CEO/President, The World We Want Foundation, Founder/CEO, Bonnventures LLC
Patrick Davidson - Chairman, The World We Want Foundation
Charles McBurney - Benefactor
Richard A. Nuccio, Ph.D. - International Consultant, National Democratic Institute (NDI), Center for Civic Education, Pell Center for Public Policy and International Relations
Terry Strauss - Producer/Director Kailuna Enterprises, Terry Strauss Productions, Founder/Chairman, Health, Education, Video Inc (HEVI)
John Cooke - President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Territories Group, LLC
Jim Davidson - President, JGDVentures, Former President Examiner.com, Former AOL Vice President Web Services and Publishing.
James P. Davidson, RADM - Senior Consultant, GMD Solutions
Dr. Janine Davidson - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans, U.S. Department of Defense
Dr. David Kilcullen - President/CEO, Caerus Associates
Melanie Pease - Consumer Engagement & Distribution Senior Executive, AOL
Chuck Quigley - Executive Director, the Center for Civic Education
Carole Wagner Vallianos - Attorney and Past President of the League of Women Voters of California, Member, Pacific Council on International Policy
Mona al Alami - Director of the Jordanian Center for Civic Education Studies, Jordan
Meera Balachandran - Founder and Principal, Ramjas School, New Delhi, India
Zhenya Belyakov - President of Civitas Foundation, Russia
Rahela Dzidic - Founder and Past Executive Director of Civitas, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Susana Restrepo - Executive Director, Fundacion Presencia, Colombia
William Ryan - In-Country Program Director of Center for Civic Education, Indonesia
Boubacar Tall - Head of Curriculum, Office Institut National D'Etude et D'Action Pour le Developement de l'Education, Senegal