“Why Tickets-for-Charity®? Because we turn fans into philanthropists,” said Charity Partners’ new CEO Jay Whitehead. “Where else can you get both a unique seat to a great event and make a tax-deductible charitable donation?"
Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
Charity Partners, Inc., the company that turns fans into philanthropists, today announced that its founder Jord Poster was named Chairman and Jay Whitehead was newly-appointed as Chief Executive Officer.
Charity Partners’ Tickets-for-Charity® is the world’s only Charitable Sale™ platform for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS pro sports, concert and theater events. Its patented technologies power free ticket-based fundraising programs for more than 100 of the world’s most-admired charities.
Jay Whitehead, 53, comes to Charity Partners with a 29-year background as leader of fast-growth technology, media and social-enterprise businesses. Most recently, Jay served as President of the Vistance cloud-computing and analytics subsidiary of Rideau Recognition, Inc. Prior, Jay was President of SharedExpertise Media LLC and Outsourcing Today LLC and founder of several successful business and technology magazines, online communities and conferences. Jay also launched Corporate Responsibility Magazine, publisher of the world-famous 100 Best Corporate Citizens List and corporate responsibility partner of the New York Stock Exchange. After publication of his book The Post-Carbon Economy in 2009, Jay was named to Ethisphere Magazine’s coveted 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics list.
“By raising many millions in funds at zero cost for our partner charities, Tickets-for-Charity has empowered a revolution in consumer philanthropy,” said Founder and Chairman Jord Poster, who was one of the founding members of Priceline.com. “With nearly three decades of success in funding, growing and selling technology, media and social enterprises, Jay Whitehead is the right executive to further the company’s mission. In my role as Chairman, I look forward to helping Jay and team accelerate this growth,” said Poster.
“Why Tickets-for-Charity®? Because we turn fans into philanthropists,” said Charity Partners’ new CEO Jay Whitehead. “Where else can you get both a unique seat to a great event and make a tax-deductible charitable donation? By inventing the ‘fan-lanthropist’, Jord Poster has created a lasting philanthropic innovation. His invention is why the world’s most-savvy ticket buyers, pro sports team owners, music and theater stars and their managers and charities have made Tickets-for-Charity® a habit. I am humbled by the opportunity to follow Jord’s lead and help this very talented team and high-profile investor group accelerate the company’s fast growth.”
About Charity Partners and Tickets-for-Charity®
We turn fans into philanthropists. Offering access to unique live sports and entertainment tickets, Charity Partners’ Tickets-for-Charity® is the world’s only Charitable Sale™ free fundraising platform for the world’s most admired charities and foundations. We are the official Charitable Sale™ partner for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS teams and major concert and live acts. Charity Partners’ initial goal is to generate over $100 million annually to enable partner charities to spend more time executing their missions and spend less raising money. To learn more about Charity Partners and Tickets-for-Charity® nationwide, please visit http://www.ticketsforcharity.com.