We must be innovative in serving as an umbrella organization for a host of partners across the United States and around the world, providing funding, technology, athletics support and programming in youth clubs and organizations that inspire creativity and empathy.
Our Executive Board develops programs and strategies in addition to their fiduciary responsibilities.
The Power2Change Foundation Board Members promote the Power2Change Foundation by serving as spokespersons, conducting fundraising in support of The Power2Change Foundation programs, helping stage the World Power2Change Foundation Festival and nominating youth leaders, companies and organizations for the World Power2Change Foundation Award.
As a pioneering business woman, Heather possesses an innate ability to listen, adapt to, and create solutions that have positioned her as a trusted advisor to many Fortune 1000 corporate executives. Heather’s drive to succeed has always extended far beyond the corporate arena where she originally co-founded Corporate Spending Innovations (CSI), a leading provider of electronic payment solutions and the founding company behind Power2Change (P2C).
At CSI, Heather served for over 20 years as the global lead for a myriad of evolving payment divisions, guiding the company into market-leading positions in multiple verticals including manufacturing, construction, energy, hospitality, healthcare, media, sports and entertainment.
As the President of Power2Change, Heather brings these same leadership principles to her current role, working to affect positive and measurable change for young people by creating programs and initiatives that stimulate academic, athletic and personal development on a global scale through technology, funds, time and knowledge.
Heather is also a passionate supporter of local and national youth charities outside of P2C, including The Texas Rangers Youth Foundation, No Barriers USA, The Tiger Woods Foundation, George Gervin Youth Center, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Her commitment to the community is further demonstrated through her involvement in several women’s business organizations where she is a frequent national speaker, has been recognized for leadership by the International Women’s Leadership Association, was named Professional Woman of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Professional Women, and received recognition in 2015 and 2016 from Women in Leadership.
Heather is an alumna of Pepperdine University where she studied business and journalism.
President, Power2Change Foundation
Director of Operations
We are passionate about helping our communities throughout the world, and providing opportunities for under-served children to grow and succeed in life. With the Power2Change Foundation, we want to support and enable initiatives stimulating the academic, athletic and personal development of young people around the globe, with technology, funds, time and knowledge. The Power2Change Foundation formalizes the commitment its founding company, Corporate Spending Innovations (CSI), has always shown with supporting philanthropic efforts. CSI’s culture of giving extends through every employee and into the communities in which the company operates.
The ‘2’ in the name represents the basis points (BPS) that will be donated every year from the revenue earned on payment transactions that the company processes. Considering that billions of dollars are processed through CSI’s award-winning CSI Paysystems platform every year, the potential impact will be life changing for recipients.
The Power2Change Foundation was created in 2016 by CSI. While corporate giving has been core to the company’s operations since its founding in 1989, the formation of the Power2Change Foundation provides the opportunity to give more strategically and to better organize, focus and track the impact of CSI’s philanthropic efforts.
Our Mission: To serve children of the world as their global Power2Change Foundation that fosters their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and support of athletics and connects them with their peers worldwide through the universal language of love and respect for others.
Our Vision: Widespread prosperity and global peace can be attained because early creativity can be learned and empathy can be taught.
We Believe in the Theory of Positive CHANGE for Youth in the World: