David Lubell

David Lubell / Welcoming America's 15th Anniversary

In 1999, I moved from the U.S. to Ecuador to teach English. I was hosted by an amazing family and community that welcomed me with open arms. Because of that welcome, I was able to thrive, and I ended up learning Spanish and making friends for life. In 2009 I started Welcoming America with a hope that one day, anyone coming from another country to the U.S. could experience the power of welcome, and bring their full skills and passion to their new community. Since then, the organization and movement have grown enormously, but there's obviously still much work to do.

From June 20 to July 4, I will be raising money in honor of Welcoming America’s 15th anniversary. The goal is to raise $15k in 15 days. Please help Welcoming America get closer to the vision of an America where everyone feels welcome! Please help me kickstart my campaign today!
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  • Samuel Lubell

    $51.25 / 14 days ago

  • Jonathan Sokotch

    $512.50 / 17 days ago

    Such an important cause! Thanks Dave for fighting the fight!

  • Joseph Habboushe

    $500.00 / 20 days ago

    Dave! Thank you for everything you do - from defending me from racial anti-immigrant slurs way back when we were in 8th grade (when I didn’t know how to), to building this incredible organization that thoughtfully addresses challenges both for immigrants and the communities they enter. You’re inspiring. The world is a better place because of you.

  • David Lubell

    $102.50 / 22 days ago

About David Lubell

David Lubell is an award-winning social entrepreneur, innovation consultant and advisor to impact networks and movements. He is also a champion for social inclusion and welcoming worldwide. He has 20+ years of experience starting, scaling, and sustaining systems-changing innovations, organizations and movements. He uses his unique, on-the-ground experience and expertise to help institutions that want to create meaningful impact at scale in society.

He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; a Charles Bronfman Prize Recipient; an Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship Fellow; a Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneurship Fellow; a Harvard Center for Public Leadership Fellow and was on the 2017 Chronicle of Philanthropy 40 under 40 list.

He has founded and scaled numerous successful, highly acclaimed "movement organizations" during his career, including the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) in 2002, Welcoming America in 2009, and the Welcoming International Initiative in 2018.

He received a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Reynolds Social Entrepreneurship/Center for Public Leadership Fellow. He holds a B.A. in history from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

He lives with his wife and two boys in the Atlanta metropolitan area.