Punchbowl.org envisions a world where unwanted and obsolete paper and paper-products are eliminated. Many of us recycle, reduce and reuse in our everyday lives — but that’s not enough. Every year, companies produce millions of tons of paper for products that consumers no longer want or use. Consider this example: 650K tons of phone books are delivered to U.S. homes every year, and many people promptly put them in the trash or recycling. This has a detrimental impact on the environment — the most recent studies show it takes approximately 4.68 million trees and 44.2 billion liters of water to produce these phone books. And 410,000 tons of wasted paper ends up in landfills. This example is one of many wasteful practices that can be found in several different industries. Punchbowl.org was created to educate people about the harmful environmental impact of wasteful paper production, offer solutions to reduce consumption, and to provide funding to organizations that help address the problem.
Punchbowl.org was born out of the company and team that created the online invitations site Punchbowl.com. The company creates best-in-class digital solutions for the celebrations market and is passionate about how innovation can impact the world. This new charitable initiative enables the company to leverage the digital platform they have built to enact change that will positively help the environment.
As Executive Director, Stephanie Fader has strategic and operational responsibility for Punchbowl.org and execution of its mission. She has 15+ years experience in marketing and is currently VP, Sales & Marketing at Punchbowl.com. Prior to joining Punchbowl, she managed marketing campaigns in the higher education and engineering sectors and consulted with a variety of nonprofits on special projects. Stephanie is a Mass Audubon member and enjoys to hike, bike, and kayak. She graduated with honors from The George Washington University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and has an M.S. in Communications Management from Simmons College.
Steve Meltzer is a lawyer with over 20 years experience working for government, public interest and private sector organizations. His current practice is concentrated on business law and real estate development law. Steve is also Executive Director for the Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust, Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps preserve open spaces, farmland, historic places, and natural resources, and promotes sustainability and smart-growth ideals that foster these land conservation issues. His other volunteer positions include serving on his town’s Zoning Board of Appeals and as a member of the Board of the Michael Lisnow Respite Center. Steve has a B.A. from Brandeis University and a J.D. from New England Law | Boston.
Matt Douglas is the Founder & CEO of Punchbowl.com, a leader in digital invitations and greeting cards. He has guided the company through all stages of growth including raising three rounds of capital from Intel Capital, Contour Ventures, and prominent angel investors. Matt is passionate about the vision for Punchbowl.com — a world where all invitations and greeting cards are digital. It is through this vision that Punchbowl.org was created. Prior to founding Punchbowl, Matt was a product manager at Adobe Systems and Bose Corporation. He has 20+ years in product management and marketing with expertise in software product development. Matt has a degree in music from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill.