Media & Press Kit
1% for the Planet in the news
1% for the Planet Organization Description
Kate Williams is CEO of 1% for the Planet, a global movement that inspires action and commitment so that our planet and future generations thrive. 1% for the Planet’s global network of thousands of businesses and individuals have donated $100s of millions to environmental partners to date. Kate has led significant growth in the community’s scale and impact, as well as deep work on best practices for implementing high impact giving strategies, growing a network brand and operating as a thriving workplace with an incredible staff team. Kate earned a BA at Princeton University and an MS at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and has served on a variety of Boards throughout her career. Kate is Mom to two amazing young adults, 30-year partner with her husband, and is a trail runner, hiker with her dog and kitchen gardener.
VP, Brand and Marketing
Allyson is the VP of Brand & Marketing and has been at 1% for the Planet since 2018 building an in-house team, growing the global brand and driving record scale and impact. Before 1%, Allyson worked in communications & brand strategy at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, earning her master's in business administration and recognition as a Vermont Rising Stars under 40. Due to her passion for the environment, Allyson was motivated to bring her background at a member-driven, nonprofit to 1% for the Planet. Allyson lives with her husband, son and cat at Bolton Valley Ski Resort, where they enjoy hosting—whether it be in the kitchen or out on the slopes. She and her husband also own a photobooth business, which takes them to many spectacular events—allowing them to meet new people and acquire an outlandish costume collection and vintage vans.
Jenny Kalanges is the VP of Membership at 1% for the Planet and her strategic vision, operational excellence, and natural mentorship has led the organization to grow its impact and performance while increasing employee engagement. Jenny leads the business development, account management, and member success and certification teams at 1% for the Planet. She is passionate about organizational behavior and change, fostering thriving teams, strategic partnerships, and business innovation. Jenny earned a BA in social work and an MBA in Sustainable Innovation from the University of Vermont. Jenny lives in Maine with her partner and their beloved doodle, is an artist, avid yoga and meditation practitioner, and considers herself a backyard naturalist.
Director, Brand and Marketing
Jaclyn joined 1% for the Planet in 2018. As the organization’s Director of Brand & Marketing, she oversees the organization’s brand strategy, creative direction, communications and event management. During her tenure, the 1% for the Planet brand has experienced remarkable growth. Prior to 1% for the Planet, Jaclyn earned a BA degree in Media & Journalism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2016, she began her career at Fuse Marketing, where she honed her skills in experiential marketing and brand strategy. Today, Jaclyn is a dynamic professional with a knack for purpose-driven marketing and a zest for life's many adventures.