Inspirational Speaker, National Service Leader, Public Relations Expert
Jay S. Winuk
Co-founder, Executive Vice President, Board Member – MyGoodDeed
President – Winuk Communications, Inc.
CLEAN. BEAUTIFUL. EFFECTIVE.
Jay S. Winuk is a nationally recognized inspirational speaker and award-winning public relations executive whose journey to overcome personal tragedy to achieve monumental success in the service sector has resulted in millions of acts of kindness throughout the world for people and communities in need. As a primary force behind the establishment of 9/11 as federally designated “National Day of Service and Remembrance” and its growth into America's largest day of service, Jay, a 9/11 family member, is one of the nation’s leading voices for volunteerism and charitable activity. His work, commentary and personal story have been featured in major news media reports, documentaries and books throughout the nation and world. READ MORE
Speaking Topics and Videos
Sample speeches and national interviews
MSNBC interview addressing volunteerism nationwide
Jay Winuk's leadership role in co-creating and co-building the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement has yielded a wide range of valuable, tactical learnings for application by corporations, educators and students, nonprofits, municipalities, associations, faith-based groups, first responders and others.
In a new series of presentations, Jay, whose groundbreaking work in the service sector continues to generate charitable action by tens of millions of people worldwide, shares numerous insights, including:
· successfully motivating people to be philanthropic and/or volunteer, even those who traditionally aren't or don’t;
· ideas and tools for marketing and promoting service initiatives and cause-related projects; and,
· overcoming obstacles and transforming challenging situations and issues into positive action and outcomes.
Jay has delivered dozens of speeches to and participated in expert panels before a wide array of audiences at events and meetings throughout the United States, including:
“Your words provided an eloquent bridge between the events of 9/11 and the healing power of good deeds. Our employees were touched by your personal strength, and by your commitment to ensure that 9/11 would be a day to remember with hope rather than hatred. I am certain that our employees set out today on their volunteer missions inspired by a new perspective about the benefits of giving back to their communities.”
- Willard I. Hill, Jr., President, MBIA Foundation Inc.
“The New York reception was by far the best of our road show, thanks to your touching and inspiring remarks.”
- Meghan D. Hely Walsh, Esquire, Holland & Knight LLP
“Jay is a bridge builder, who deeply respects those who don’t agree with him, and finds a way to bring people around to a common vision. It takes smarts, humility and deep respect, and Jay’s got it all.”
- AnnMaura Connolly, President of Voices for National Service and the Chief Strategy Officer/EVP of City Year, Inc.
“Jay, thanks so much for being part of our screening event last week. Your remarks were so moving and really helped make our event special.”
- Chris Albert, Vice President Communications and Talent Relations, National Geographic Channel
“Your remarks were insightful, poignant, inspirational and extremely well received. Your initiative brings to mind one of my favorite quotes – ‘You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give.’”
“The fact that you have tried to turn something horrific into something more positive is such a gift to the nation.”
– Andrea Mitchell, NBC News
"Jay Winuk is a true national treasure and hero. He channeled the tragedy of 9/11 into inspiring millions of people to do good deeds and reach out to one another in common purpose for the greater good. Jay is an extraordinary colleague, role model, presenter and dear friend. It is a pleasure to hear him share his views, story and knowledge -- we are blessed to have him as a vitally important leader in the service movement."
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Co-Founder, City Year
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