Actress, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur
Award-winning actress Jennifer Garner has enjoyed a successful career at the top of her field in both film and television, and has also taken on the role of philanthropist and entrepreneur. Garner, known for her versatility in a wide range of roles–including starring in Alias, Dallas Buyers Club and Juno–has recently starred in HBO’s Camping and STX action film Peppermint. Garner has also held the position of Artist Ambassador for Save the Children for the past ten years. In addition to bringing Save the Children’s early childhood education programs to her home state of West Virginia, she has advocated on Capitol Hill and traveled to Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington to meet with lawmakers, press and philanthropists to raise awareness and funds for the organization. In 2014, Garner joined the global non-profit’s board of trustees, deepening her commitment to issues affecting children in America and around the world. Last year, she co-founded the organic-food company Once Upon a Farm with Cassandra Curtis and former Annie’s president John Foraker. Together the visionaries have grown the company with a goal of providing children with the best tasting, most nutritious, and highest quality food utilizing sustainable methods.
Watch Jennifer interview Lisa Borders at the 2019 MAKERS Conference: