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Simone Sampson

Simone Sampson

Development Associate

Taproot Foundation

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
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Taproot Foundation

Communications and Marketing Fellow

Plan, organize and execute National Pro Bono Week. Develop Taproot DC contribution to the Global Pro Bono Summit. Develop and maintain calendar of relevant conferences, panels, fairs, workshops, etc

Work with Advisories and Partnerships in particular with the Capacity Building Collaborative and Partnership Prospecting.

General Communications by developing an overall marketing and communications plan for the DC office, Develop and implement communication tools (e.g., social media, newsletters, case studies, taproot app, etc.)


City Year

Senior AmeriCorps Member

• Collaborated with civic engagement team of 5 to plan and execute 40+ service days effectively engaging 25+ Corporate sponsors such as Comcast, Deloitte and Cisco Systems.
• Produced deliverables such as MS Publisher One-Pager for Corporate Sponsors
• Registered 2,000+ volunteers for 40+ service events, ensuring each volunteer filled out waiver and updated
MS Excel Sheet with new volunteer data
• Created scripts and oversaw 15-minute opening and 15-minute closing ceremonies for 40+ events
• Analyzed volunteers’ surveys to provide development team with feedback to improve net-promoter score
• Trained 100+ first year corps members on roles of service day
• Led Corporate and Community volunteers through day of service for all 40+ service events
• Recorded service through photo documentation as well as writing blog content for City Year New York’s Blog
• Composed impact emails with photos, net-promoter score and list of completed service projects to provide
Corporate sponsors with report of service day event

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City Year

Americorps Volunteer

• Dedicated full term of service to volunteer 1,700+ hours in Public School 335
• Tutored ten 4th grade students in literacy and mathematics through daily two hour one-on-one sessions
• Collaborated with team of 12 corps members to provide additional academic and extra-curricular support for
students attending P.S. 333 and P.S. 33
• Consulted with 6+ teachers and administrators to provide students with individual instruction needed
• Reviewed and edited lesson plans for team’s after-school service learning program designed to empower
children to be agents of change
• Developed and implemented lesson plans for behavior-mentoring program for three 4th grade students



Research Intern

• Conducted research using World Intellectual Property Organization database concerning patents in 10+ third
world countries
• Analyzed data to generate reports for overseas operations regarding technology and pharmaceutical
intellectual property

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Mary's Center

Financial Advisor's Assistant

• Structured payroll and paychecks for 80+ employees in three sites
• Prospected new donors and partners for development of organization through community mapping and online
• Participated in weekly team meetings to formulate $50,000 budget for 200+ person charity banquet


Union College

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

American University

Master's degree, Philosophy and Social Policy