Ted Gonder, a man working to even the odds

His philosophy: 

"If we want to build a better tomorrow and ignite a renaissance of abundance for the future of humanity, each of us must lean into fear and soar past the limitations of what we perceive to be possible for ourselves. In the words of Rumi, the 13th century poet, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”"

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As co-founder and Executive Director for Moneythink, it is surprising to imagine that Ted Gonder finds the time to take a breath, let alone enjoy his other hobbies such as martial arts and blogging. The non-profit organization is an operation of young adults working to change and rebuild the economic health of America with the help of financial education. Known to Obama as a promising social innovation, the organization works to provide opportunities for teenagers who come from low-income families in over 30 countries across the U.S. 

Previously, Ted advised the Obama administration on immigration policy for foreign entrepreneurs, in the position of Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Department of Homeland Security. He also held the position as a student advisor to Al Gore's organization, The Climate Project. 

His work today continues with Moneythink as he works on collaborations with other leading organizations such as Teach for America. Besides bringing over 6.000 economic opportunities to students at financial disadvantages, he also acts as a mentor to the students. 

Ted will be the closing keynote speaker at our annual Social Impact Summit held on April 4th. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to hear from many well known and recognized social entrepreneurs.