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ABOUT TISBEST

TisBest's Mission

Fueling a movement to replace gifts of stuff with gifts of good that meaningfully connect individuals to important causes. TisBest: Give a better world.

Results: TisBest Philanthropy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging others to give gifts of good, rather than gifts of stuff. We created charity gift cards to do just that. Charity gift cards work like conventional gift cards, but with one meaningful exception: the recipient "spends" the card by choosing which charity to support with the funds. Our charity gift cards are customizable and come in any amount between $10-$5,000. You can choose to send a 100% recycled plastic card by the mail, print a card at home on your own printer, or send an e-card directly to your gift recipient. We're passionate about getting others giving and raising awareness for our 300+ stellar charity partners. Curious who we support? We've carefully selected a broad spectrum of organizations so there's something for everyone.
You can view our partners here.

Jeremy Holmes, Managing Director
Jeremy focuses on overall business strategy and manages daily operations, account management, sales, and marketing. Born and raised in Seattle, Jeremy is a people person and connector who is passionate about socially responsible business. He has worked with a number of local startups and was recognized with a sustainability leadership award in the category of Creative Solutions from Sustainable Seattle. In between phone calls and tweets Jeremy enjoys scuba diving and pursuing his interests as a podcaster and space enthusiast.

Kyle Lawrence, Partnerships Coordinator
Kyle is responsible for business development and partnership coordination at TisBest. He began his career in print advertising, has worked in Retail Sales Management at Nordstrom, and was most currently Sales and Marketing Director in the hospitality industry. He was elected to Vantage Hospitality’s Advertising Board in 2013 where he assisted in the national advertising direction for over 1,000 hotels under the Vantage Hospitality membership. Kyle has spent time volunteering for various local charities and enjoys finding ways to give back to his community. He is an avid runner, musician, and 80’s pop-culture referencer.

Sharon Magliano Feliciano, Marketing and Communications Manager
Sharon Magliano Feliciano is TisBest’s Marketing and Communications Manager. A Philadelphia native, Sharon has lived in Seattle since 1997. She has over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, with a focus on public relations and social media. Sharon sits on the Board of Directors of GeekGIrlCon, is the founder of ParentingGeekly.com, and is active in Seattle’s geek community. When she’s not tweeting, she enjoys reading comic books and playing retro video games with her husband and two kids.

Board of Directors

Melinda Briana Epler
Melinda Briana Epler is a community engagement strategist dedicated to empowering social businesses and not-for-profit organizations to have greater positive impact. Melinda has 15 years of experience as a strategic planner for large organizations, and 20 years of experience an award-winning multi-channel storyteller for local non-profits and global Fortune 50 companies.

Richard N. Gold
Rich is president of R.N. Gold & Company, a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and marketing. Prior to forming R.N. Gold & Company, he was executive vice president of Glendinning Associates and a brand manager at Procter & Gamble. Rich serves on several boards of directors and advisory boards. He has been a producer and partner in Enterplan and director of the Downtown Council of Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, an MA from New York University and a BSI from the University of Wisconsin..

Noland Hoshino
Noland is a Partner and Director of Creative and Digital Marketing at High Five Media, Co-Founder of Bcause Media, co-producer of Hello Vancouver!, Co-author of the SMO (Social Media Optimization) books series, and many, many other things. Including, a social good curator, do-good enforcer, volunteer enthusiast, and community activist. Most times you’ll see him on social media sharing articles and content about social good, or IRL (in real life) at an event or in his neighborhood (he's also the President of his neighborhood association) volunteering to make the community a better place to live. Noland is a military veteran with 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, and holds an MBA from University of Phoenix in Business Administration Management.

Dave Lamont
Dave began his philanthropic work years ago, founding a mentoring program for underprivileged elementary school children in Tacoma, WA. He currently serves on the board of directors and as an advisory board member to the PCC Farmland Trust. Dave is the chief executive officer of AICI, a commercial real estate development and investment company. Dave previously worked as an attorney and a nuclear chief engineer. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds a JD from Seattle University.

Marie Mihail
Marie works at Microsoft, where she specializes in global partner marketing and educational development. Marie spends a good part of her time promoting and supporting charitable organizations, including ASPCA, Delta Society, Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), Senior Services of Snohomish County, and the annual Microsoft Give Campaign. Marie received both her BA in Economics and MBA from the University of Washington.

Jim Phillips
Jim is an owner and manager of Berschauer Phillips, a northwest commercial construction company, through which he pursues his interest in environmentally responsible and sustainable construction practices. Jim volunteers his time at St. Joseph’s of Seattle, the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Thurston County. Jim received his BA from Wheaton College and holds an MBA from the University of Washington.

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TisBest Philanthropy
13751 Lake City Way NE
Suite #122
Seattle, WA 98125

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