Episode 188: How Athletes are Engaging in Philanthropy

April 1, 2021 Blackbaud, Inc.

In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Joanne Pasternack, president & chief impact officer at Oliver+Rose and creator of Athletes’ Voices, about her work with athletes who want to engage in philanthropy. Listen in to hear about how Joanne is helping athletes and examples of athlete stories that she is particularly proud of.


Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • How Joanne helps athletes engage with the causes they care about
  • What Athletes’ Voices does
  • Examples of athletes’ philanthropic actions that Joanne is really proud of
  • How people can find out more about Athletes’ Voices



Joanne Paternack

Athletes’ Voices

Athletes’ Voices webinars



“We are based on the philosophy that athletes could and should and can speak up on any issue that’s of interest to them.”

“In truth, there’s nobody better you could hire than somebody who’s been through everything and has worked over the barriers that have been in their way.”

“You might have kicked the own goal. But, like, what are you going to do next? What’s the next chapter?”

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