From that moment, Debra played a pivotal role in the evolution and success of GlobalGiving. She helped connect us to our first software engineers, introduced us to other progressive companies in Silicon Valley, and helped us meet funders. In 2002, she decided that HP employees should be able to give to causes not only in the US but around the world. She took a chance by asking us, a very new organization, to provide an online platform to do this.
Our work with HP led to similar work with many other innovative companies over the subsequent years, during which time we were extremely fortunate to have Debra join our board and help lay the foundation for what GlobalGiving has become. But most importantly, over that time, Debra - who is now teaching at the Stanford d. School - became a friend. Thank you, Debra.