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Justine Schaffner Joins Good Sports National Advisory Board
Assistant Dean of Alumni and External Relations for Georgetown McDonough brings extensive technology, strategic planning and recruitment expertise to the national nonprofit
BOSTON, MA (December 8, 2015) – Justine Schaffner, Assistant Dean of Alumni and External Relations for Georgetown McDonough will join the Good Sports National Advisory Board bringing years of experience and expertise in strategic planning and recruitment to the non-profit’s mission of giving all children the opportunity to live active lives.
In her role with Georgetown McDonough, Justine is responsible for strategic planning, direction and overall implementation of all aspects of building and engaging alumni and other external stakeholders through alumni, corporate, foundation and external relations. A seasoned professional, Justine has over fifteen years of experience in helping to develop new connections between industry, faculty, technology, and institutions looking for new ways to innovate and enhance their business or organization and deliver incremental ROI.
Prior to joining Georgetown, Schaffner served as the Executive Director of Development and Corporate Relations for the Computing and Information Science (CIS) department at Cornell University, where she built and recruited the first CIS advisory board comprised of leading technology executives and entrepreneurs. She also created a corporate relations program within CIS for the annual “Bits on our Minds” event that was fully funded by companies including Google, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Morgan Stanley.
Before entering the world of Academia, Justine spent ten successful years in the technology industry, beginning her career with IBM and eventually moving on to Microsoft and Inacom Information Systems where she held senior roles in alliance management and business development. Justine also serves on the board of advisors for IntroMaps LLC.
"When asked to join the Good Sports National Advisory Board it was with 100% conviction that I said yes,” stated Schaffner. “Good Sports mission of helping to provide healthy, active lifestyles for disadvantaged youth by securing sports equipment is one of the most progressive, proven non-profit organizations in existence today. This approach truly helps to foster community togetherness and empower youth to feel a great sense of confidence knowing they have what is needed."
Good Sports’ National Advisory Board includes representatives from the professional sports, sports media and youth sports fields.
ABOUT GOOD SPORTS
Good Sports helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports gets crucial equipment to kids who need it most, getting them in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided more than $15 million worth of equipment to more than 2,500 youth programs, impacting nearly TWO MILLION kids. Good Sports has also been awarded a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability; is a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity; and is listed on Social Impact Exchange’s S&I 100, an index of top American nonprofits creating meaningful social impact. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org.
Contacts: Christy Keswick, Good Sports
617-471-1213 x 130