Inspirational Speaker, National Service Leader, Public Relations Expert

Jay Winuk delivers to his audiences presentations that are inspirational, motivational and educational.  The videos accessible here feature a brief snapshot of some of Jay's speeches from recent years delivered at major universities, commemorative events, on Capitol Hill and elsewhere, as well as segments from some of many interviews Jay has done about volunteerism and service with national television news programs.


Jay's speeches focus on several topics, including applicable lessons learned from co-creating the nation's largest annual day of charitable engagement, for the consideration and benefit of employers and employees, students and educators, donors, municipalities, first responders, faith-based organizations, associations and others.

Speaking Topics and Videos

Jay Winuk compellingly presents to his audiences the combined skills and experience of a nationally-recognized innovative leader in the charitable service sector and a multi-national-award-winning public relations executive.  His vision, fortitude and distinctive marketing sensibility helped give birth to and propel an extraordinary national day of service observance.


Under his co-leadership with his co-founder David Paine, the observance has grown from a grassroots initiative into the nation’s largest annual day of active charitable engagement, benefiting millions of people and thousands of communities and organizations in need each year.


Jay addresses many topics and themes related to charitable service, volunteerism and resilience.  Three of his core presentations, customized for each audience, are:


"One Good Turn Deserves Another:  The Wonderful Ripple Effect of Charitable Work"


"Powerful Lessons Learned on the Way to Creating the Nation's Largest Day of Charitable Engagement"


"Bridging the Divide:  The Essential Role and Potential of Charitable Service in a Politically Divided Nation"


Addressing themes such as:


  • individual empowerment and overcoming major obstacles
  • effectively motivating employees, students, residents, businesses and other constituencies to engage in community service
  • diversity, empathy and the power of charitable engagement to bring people together for the greater good
  • successfully nurturing an idea for a national day of service through its passage into federal legislation
  • volunteerism, charitable service and related topics
  • turning ideas into action through effective marketing
  • the attacks of 9/11, terrorism and tolerance
  • Jay's own story of overcoming personal tragedy to help build a historic national service movement


Dozens of audiences have enjoyed and benefited from Jay’s speeches, presentations and participation in expert panel discussions, including:


  • corporations
  • universities, colleges and grade schools
  • donors
  • charitable, first-responder and faith-based organizations
  • professional associations and trade shows
  • governmental and municipalities
  • community groups
  • special events, commemorative and award ceremonies





Sample speeches and national interviews

CNN interview addressing volunteerism nationwide


Jay has delivered dozens of speeches to and participated in expert panels before a wide array of audiences, including:

Corporate, Business and Philanthropic

  • AOL
  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • MBIA, Inc.
  • American Association for Justice
  • Rockland Development Council “Philanthropy Day”
  • Community Foundations of Sarasota County and Manatee County
  • Citi Foundation/ServiceWorks AmeriCorps VISTA event
  • United Jewish Appeal - NY
  • Jewish Federation of Dallas
  • PR News CSR & Nonprofit Annual Awards Luncheon, keynote speech, Washington, DC


Governmental, Military and First Responders

  • Presidential Candidates Forum, Columbia University, ServiceNation, NYC
  •  FDNY Honor Legion annual awards ceremony, NYC
  •  FEMA/Citizen Corps Ceremony, Washington, DC
  •  A Billion + Change: "Supporting Veterans Through Skills-Based Volunteering," Alexandria, VA
  •  Numerous press conferences with U.S. Senators and Representatives, NYC, Washington, DC
  • Jericho Volunteer Fire Department, Jericho, LI


Commemorative and Special Events

  • National Geographic Channel’s premiere of “George Bush: The 9/11 Interview” documentary, NYC
  • The City of New York Ground Zero Memorial Service, NYC
  • The Broadway League, Duffy Square, NYC
  • 9/11 National Flag event, Kennedy Caucus Room, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • Firefighters’ Memorial Wall Dedication, NYC
  • National Conference on Volunteering & Service, New Orleans, Chicago and NYC
  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum Preview Site, “Spirit of Volunteerism” Forum, NYC



  •  Columbia University
  • The George Washington University
  • Indiana University
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • State University of New York at Oneonta – President’s Scholarship Dinner
  • Jericho School District
  • North Bellmore School District
  • Harlem Children’s Zone (event and presentation with Hillary Clinton)
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel School, New York City




Jay Winuk Speeches

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