Vandana is known to be a dynamic social entrepreneur and visionary with exceptional fundraising, marketing and sales skills to lead teams and pivot on the ever-changing revenue generation landscape.
As the Director and CEO for the Akshaya Patra Foundation USA, Vandana worked with a lean team of 12 to plan and implement branding, marketing and fundraising strategy. The organization set records by doubling revenues in 3 years, pivoting from in-person events to 10 virtual galas attended by 85,000 guests raising $12.8 Million in a pandemic year. With countless Zoom calls, donor cultivation events and 500 volunteers in 30 chapters around the US she amplified the work being done in India; to serve 120 million meals for Covid relief.
Since 2012, as a chapter chair for Los Angeles to Director to CEO for the organization, Vandana raised over $35 million during her 9-year tenure. She piloted programs that engaged young adults and teens to gather grass root level awareness and actively engaged community volunteers to expand the Youth Ambassador program in schools, colleges, and universities, while enabling young adults to hone their leadership skills.
Taking advantage of her expertise as a graphic designer and film maker, she oversaw the production of videos, design, and copy for collateral, planning and executing fundraising events with globally renowned speakers and entertainers
In her own words, Vandana says, “I have always set impossible goals and targets for myself; and yet again, I do not limit myself. My endeavor is to serve nonprofits that serve the global community. As my teacher once said, “Set audacious goals – the rest is just work!”
Matt has over eleven years of experience through various technical positions including product management, marketing, design, and video production for startups to Fortune 500 companies. With rich experience in digital media, Luckey is spearheading digital marketing for Jupiter 360.
Luckey has traveled throughout South East Asia including celebrating and documenting Holi in Vrindavan, India. Giving back and supporting others is an important part of his ethos, and is the basis for focusing efforts on supporting non-profit organizations.
Shane is a creative director and designer with 15 years of proven experience in concept, art direction, and design for 360 strategic marketing initiatives. She believes that great creative ideas can be universal and have to power to transcend cultures, markets, and technologies. As a creative leader in multiple markets and across the advertising landscape, with the goal of bringing storytelling, products, and platforms together, she leads projects from concept through production and pushes relentlessly to make the work impactful and influential.
Shane’s approach to art direction and design – whether rehabbing furniture, painting, gardening or planning a shoot – combines an unwavering eye for detail and simplicity.
Originally from Zaragoza, Spain, David has made the US his home for the past seventeen years where he earned a Master of Arts in musicology and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance, both summa cum laude, from the Aaron Copland School of Music of Queens College (NY).
Selected as one of the fifty musicians to be part of Sistema Fellowship at the New England Conservatory, David founded and led two El Sistema-inspired organizations in New York City: Orchestrating Dreams, a nonprofit organization, and the WHIN Music Community Charter School, the first elementary charter school founded and modeled after the principles of El Sistema.
While managing and growing these programs, David also served as Manager of Artist Training Programs at Carnegie Hall, where he spearheaded NYO2 (a national orchestral training program) as well as Associate Music Director at Playground Sessions (a music software company co-created by Quincy Jones). As a fundraiser, apart from raising funds for the two nonprofit organizations he founded, David has served as Manager of Individual Giving for Mark Morris Dance Group, and more recently, Major Gifts Officer for Kaufman Music Center, both in New York City.
He is excited to join Jupiter 360 and contribute with his fundraising experience and passion for transforming lives, particularly the lives of those who are underserved and underrepresented. His career is guided by Gary Keller’s (one of David’s role models) quote: “it is not about the money, it is about being the best you can be!’