Originally from Costa Rica and Kansas, Desiree Vargas Wrigley graduated from Yale. Prior to launching GiveForward, she worked as a specialist in collegiate entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation and as an independent consultant for Arabella Philanthropic Investment Advisors. Desiree is passionate about philanthropy and the role that young and small-scale donors can have on our communities.
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- Desiree toiled for a full year at GiveForward.com and had an income of $6,000 to show for it. She realized a pivot was needed – more specifically, a focus. What GiveForward focused on next centered the company and the result was massive success.
Entrepreneurial AHA Moment
- Not just the poor are in need of financial assistance for medical issues.
- GiveForward is providing an incredible service to the community, and Desiree’s vision is that GiveForward will be the first thing people think of when disaster strikes.
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