BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TUGG, the nonprofit arm of Boston’s tech community, today announced that it had appointed Elizabeth Dobrska as Executive Director. In this role, Dobrska will spearhead the organization’s corporate partnership program, create innovative programs that channel the tech community’s energy into social innovation and lead TUGG’s investment in New England’s most innovative social entrepreneurs.
“TUGG is the most innovative nonprofit at the intersection of tech and social impact,” said TUGG Executive Director Elizabeth Dobrska. “What excites me about being at the helm of this organization is the opportunity to take traditional philanthropy and flip it on its head to make an impact directly in the community. The tech sector plays by its own rules and I’m pumped to work within those parameters to get my peers excited about paying it forward. Because when tech gives back, everyone wins.”
Prior to joining TUGG, Dobrska was the Director of Marketing at Bolt where she received hands-on experience into the realities of running a successful startup and fund. Among other responsibilities, Dobrska ran the external communications and community building programs for both Bolt and its portfolio companies.
“Elizabeth made an immediate impact when she first came to TUGG as a Program Director,” said TUGG and Accomplice Founder Jeff Fagnan. “She’s going to be successful because her own personal ethos lines up perfectly with TUGG’s. Elizabeth has a unique perspective into the corporate and social innovation worlds which is going to make her a tremendous resource for both of these communities.”
TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good) is the non-profit arm of Boston’s tech community that connects New England's tech entrepreneurs with the riskiest social enterprises serving local under-resourced youth through entrepreneurial, educational, and life experiences. TUGG is one of the only funders of experimental youth programming in Boston. To learn more, visit tugg.org and follow @TUGGorg on Twitter.