Jonah Wittkamper is the Co-Founder and Global Director of Nexus. He has organized global networks of young philanthropists for nearly a decade, inspiring new charitable activity from many wealthy families. Prior to co-founding Nexus, Jonah was part of Distributive Networks, where he helped build the text messaging technology used by the Obama campaign. In 2000, Jonah co-founded the Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) to strengthen youth participation in global decision-making. As the organization grew it merged with TakingITGlobal to form the largest site on the Internet dedicated to empowering young leaders. It receives nearly 2 million hits per day. Earlier in his career, Jonah led an award winning student computing organization, founded two internet startups, and created a corporate social responsibility initiative in one of the world’s largest corporations. He has served as a co-founder, board member, or advisor to a number of organizations including Pioneers of Change, the ManyOne Foundation, the L. A. Jonas Foundation, the Shift Foundation, WISE (Wealthy Individuals – Social Entrepreneurs), and many others.

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