- The Giving BlueprintCEO
Kimberly O’Neil, Chief Executive Officer of The Giving Blueprint, has been serving communities for as long as she can remember. As a youth growing up in New York City, her parents instilled in her that service to others is a part of life and involvement isn’t an option. By the time she graduated from high school, she had served her community through active volunteerism and that same spirit transcended through her collegiate and professional careers as well.
A veteran government and nonprofit executive, she was appointed as the youngest African American woman City Manager in the United States, worked in the Executive Office of former Washington D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, facilitated management and leadership courses at Indiana Wesleyan University and served as the President/Executive Director of Pro Football Hall of Famer’s Darrell Green’s nonprofit organization, the Youth Life Foundation. It was under the leadership of Mr. Green and his authentic spirit of philanthropy that Kimberly realized the immense impact that public figures have on charitable giving and community service.
After a 17 year career, Kimberly took a leap to follow her purpose of social entrepreneurship with the goal of being a catalyst for change and encouraging others to make charitable giving a part of their lifestyle. She created The Giving Blueprint to assist public figures with their philanthropic efforts and to design opportunities for them to partner with causes for which they are passionate.
Throughout the year, Kimberly hosts several “Just Kim and Friends” charitable events to support causes. She is also the founder of Leadership Den, a no-cost development and mentor program network for emerging leaders under 35.