Sam Fankuchen

Sam Fankuchen is Founder & CEO of Golden, the world’s most award-winning volunteer management technology and #1-ranked volunteering apps. Golden supports 25,000 leading organizations across sectors and continents, including UNICEF, the State of California, and other luminaries. Prior to Golden, Sam was the first undergraduate to major in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford, where he also wrote his Masters thesis on how to recruit, retain, and optimize the lifetime value of volunteers while studying User-Centered Design at the Stanford d.School. Sam serves on the Board of Directors for the United Nations Volunteer Groups Alliance, as Editor of the Engage Journal, and Executive Judge of the Webby and Anthem Awards, in addition to his involvement with Gates Foundation’s Greater Giving Summit and Giving Tuesday.