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The New Face of Philanthropy | Tammy Tibbetts | TEDxBerlin
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Added Oct 17, 2016
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Tammy Tibbetts on "The New Face of Philanthropy" at TEDxBerlin 2016. For more information visit

As CEO, Tammy Tibbetts oversees business and fundraising, communications and PR, and brand partnerships for She's the First, which provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries with the goal of creating first-generation graduates and our next generation of global leaders.

Almost 7 years ago, Tammy had the small, simple idea to start She’s the First as a social media campaign. She shared it with a Facebook friend, who is now her co-founder, Christen Brandt. On November 1, 2009, they launched as a YouTube video called "She's the First." That one video became a movement that now reaches millions and has funded over 2,000 annual scholarships for 750+ girls in 11 countries. She's the First also has 200+ chapters at high schools and universities, mostly across the U.S. A staff of five, along with an incredibly supportive Board, Junior Board, and volunteer base, is located in New York City.

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