Wishes4MeNU, Inc. is a not-for-profit company founded by the employees of 4MeNU, but now runs as an independent organization.
Wishes4MeNU raises money to make gifts -- usually $100 or less -- to individuals in their time of need. Our funding comes primarily from the 4MeNU employees, but increasingly from other people who want to help others by making contributions of their own, contributions that can be as small as $1.
Scott created nsight2day, LLC and 4MeNU in 2011 to help organizations better engage key audiences such as customers, employees, and members. In early 2012, he launched Wishes4MeNU to help individuals in need.
Prior to founding 4MeNU, Scott spent 12 years at the Corporate Executive Board, most recently leading the division responsible for services to over 4,000 senior executives in finance, strategy, innovation, and legal functions, as well as federal government executives. He also served as a member of the firm's Executive Committee. In his role, Scott worked daily with the senior most executives and Board members of the world's largest companies. Scott is a member of the Boards of Directors for three non-profit organizations: The SEEP Network, The Goyen Foundation, and Wishes4MeNU.
Scott has a BA in Public Policy from Centre College, and an M.A., J.D., and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
Chris is a native of Cocoa, Florida, but he began his career in the securities industry in Richmond Virginia with one of the nation's oldest Wall Street mutual fund complexes. After returning to Florida in 1993, Chris joined an institutional equity-trading desk, eventually handling advanced issues such as arbitrage strategies and derivatives contracts. He then transitioned to private client and pension consulting specializing in portfolio design and management.
Chris has been quoted on various occasions in the financial press, appearing in Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Financial Advisor Magazine, and Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine.
Chris holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute, a board member of the Orlando Society of Financial Analysts, and a Registered Financial Advisor in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). Chris has quickly risen to the role of Chief Investment Officer and became a partner in 2005. He additionally serves as the firm's Chief Compliance Officer, and as a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
Chris graduated from Centre College in Danville Kentucky with a B.A. in Economics and Government.
The 4MeNU Advisory panel, listed below, also counsels the Wishes4MeNU, Inc. leadership team regarding the organization's philanthropic activities.
Mr. David Burritt
Mr. Burritt retired as Chief Financial Officer of Caterpillar Inc. in 2010 with various finance and strategy positions spanning a 33 year career, including Vice President of Global Finance & Strategic Services; Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer; 6 Sigma Champion; General Manager of Strategic Business Services for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East; other positions of increasing responsibility for Caterpillar in finance, tax, accounting, strategy and international operations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lockheed Martin, Aperam, and Global Brass & Copper. He is a former director at FM Global.
Mr. Burritt is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Institute of Management Accounting, the Hackett Groups Advisory Council, the Midwest Audit Committee Tapestry Network, and Pathways Commission. He graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, has an MBA from the University of Illinois and has attended Executive Programs at Stanford University and Aspen Institute.
Rear Admiral Nevin Carr (ret)
Nevin Carr recently completed a 34-year Navy career that included sea duty in eight ships, and operations in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf, North and South Atlantic, South Pacific, Baltic, Caribbean, Arctic and Red Seas. He commanded USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Cape St George (CG 71). His shore duty assignments included tours in Washington, working on programming and requirements for the Navy's ship combat systems, and ballistic missile defense systems. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (International Programs), he was responsible for building international partnerships through training, cooperative development, and Foreign Military Sales.
Nevin's capstone assignment was as Chief of Naval Research where he led 4,000 talented scientists and engineers in executing a $2B Science & Technology budget, and drove a research patent portfolio that was ranked #1 in the world among all government organizations.
Since retirement from active duty in January 2012, Nevin provides consulting services in the Washington area and has joined several boards. He also lectures and works with Notre Dame's Federal Relations Team, and is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford.
Mrs. Nancy Heinen
Nancy is a Partner and member of the Board of Directors of SV2, the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, a partnership for giving. She also acts as a consultant to individual, start-ups, and non-profits. Between September 1997 and May 2006, Mrs. Heinen was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Apple Inc. Before Apple, she was the General Counsel at NeXT. Prior to NeXT she worked in the legal department of Tandem Computers and as an associate in several San Francisco Bay Area law firms. Mrs. Heinen is an Advisory Board Member at the Northern California Innocence Project and at Illuminate Ventures.
Mr. Anthony (Tony) Williams
Mr. Williams is the CEO of the Federal City Council, a Professor at Harvard University, and on the Board of Freddie Mac. He served as the fifth mayor of the District of Columbia for two terms, from 1999 to 2007. He had previously served as chief financial officer for the District, managing to balance the budget and achieve a surplus within two years of appointment. Mr. Williams is widely admired for restoring the financial health of the nation's capital. He held a variety of executive posts in cities and states around the country prior to his service in the D.C. government. Mr. Williams has a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University, a J.D., from Harvard University, and an M.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.