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Gabelli School Speaker Series: Gene Gurkoff

October 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join us for this month’s edition of the Gabelli School Speaker Series, the business school’s monthly lecture series that welcomes visionaries, thought leaders, and executives from many corners of the business world to campus.

Our October speaker will be Gene Gurkoff, founder of Charity Miles. This conversation, moderated by Monika Mitchell, will focus on what it takes to create a profitable app that reaches a massive audience, fundraise with impact investors, and go from Wall Street to social entrepreneurship.

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Gene Gurkoff’s Bio

Gene Gurkoff is the Founder of Charity Miles, an iPhone/Android app that enables people to earn money for charity when they walk, run or bike. Since launching in 2012, Charity Miles members have walked, run and biked enough miles earn over $2.5M for some of the top charities in the world.

Charity Miles has won several awards, including a Webby for Best Health and Fitness App and the South By Southwest People’s Choice Award. Gene is a Global Good Fund Fellow and Men’s Fitness Game Changer of the Year.

Prior to starting Charity Miles, Gene was a finance lawyer on Wall Street. He also helped found Team Fox, the grassroots fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which has raised over $50 million for Parkinson’s research. Gene has run 40-something marathons and 6 Ironman triathlons to raise money for Parkinson’s research in honor of his grandfather.



October 30, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


140 W. 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Open for
U/G-Both undergraduate and graduate students

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