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Laura Pincus Hartman

Laura Pincus Hartman

Professor, DePaul University

Next time you feel like knocking FarmVille, remember that Laura Pincus Hartman, as director of external partnerships, leveraged the Zynga gaming community to raise $1.5 million for relief in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and used "Mafia Wars" to raise over $875,000 for Direct Relief International to help victims of the Japanese earthquake. She is now a professor of Business Ethics at DePaul University and Board Chair at Ecole de Choix / School of Choice in Haiti.

Can we create a market where for-profits can bring meaningful synergies to developing economies? Real, strategic philanthropy?