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Social network for volunteers will benefit from Rawlings' extensive experience and connections in higher education and government relations
ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GiveGab, the social network for volunteers, announces the appointment of Hunter R. Rawlings III to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Rawlings is the president of the American Association of Universities and the past president of both Cornell University and the University of Iowa.
Rawlings said, "I look forward to serving on GiveGab's board and hope I can be helpful in fulfilling its mission, which is an excellent one for volunteers and for institutions that rely on them for success in serving the public."
Rawlings received his B.A. with honors in classics from Haverford College, and his Ph.D in classics from Princeton University. He began his career in academic administration at Colorado, serving as chairman of the classics department and later as associate vice chancellor for instruction. In 1988, Rawlings was named President of the University of Iowa, a position he held until 1995. He then became the 10th president of Cornell University from 1995 until 2003, and as interim president for one year between 2005-2006. Currently, he is a professor of classical history in Cornell's Department of History and Department of Classics.
Rawlings has been President of the Association of American Universities since June 1, 2011. He has served as chair of both the Association of American Universities and the Ivy Council of Presidents. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is on the boards of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Haverford College, and the National Academy Foundation.
"Hunter Rawlings brings a wealth of higher education, government relations and philanthropic experience and connections to GiveGab," said Charlie Mulligan, co-founder and CEO. "He will play a key role as we carry out our mission of making more, happy volunteers across the world."
Along with Mr. Rawlings, GiveGab's current Board of Directors includes GiveGab team members Charlie Mulligan, CEO and co-founder; Aaron Godert, CTO and co-founder; and Jennifer Tegan, Partner at Cayuga Venture Fund.
GiveGab is utilized by nonprofits, schools and businesses to measure and promote the collective impact that volunteer efforts have on their communities. Basic services are free and include creating a nonprofit, school or business profile, creating a personal volunteer profile, developing and promoting volunteer events, logging hours, compiling a volunteer resume and reporting of aggregate volunteer hours. Premium services for volunteer managers include enhanced reporting features, upgraded analytics and premium level customer service and support.
Linda Hall, Director of Marketing
GiveGab, the social network for volunteers, is dedicated to helping volunteers and nonprofit organizations interact in local communities. GiveGab's goal is to create a fun, online environment that encourages volunteer hours, donations, and social interactions. GiveGab helps volunteers find opportunities in their local community, log volunteer hours, and create a volunteer resume. Volunteer managers can use it to create and manage events, programs, and opportunities, recruit volunteers, track volunteer hours and report their success. For more information, visit www.givegab.com.
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