Kimberly O’Neil, MPA, MA, CPM is an award winning leadership coach and charitable giving expert. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Giving Blueprint, a company with a three point mission that provides philanthropic strategy to public figures, creates sustainability plans for charitable causes and mentors the next generation of nonprofit leaders. A veteran government and nonprofit senior executive, she was appointed as the youngest African American woman City Manager in the United States, worked in the executive offices of several high profile mayoral administrations throughout the country, served as a college professor and is the former President/Executive Director of Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green’s nonprofit organization, the Youth Life Foundation.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in Political Science from North Carolina A&T State University, Kimberly earned two graduate degrees, Political Science and Public Administration, from the City University of New York system. She also received her credentials as a Certified Public Manager from The George Washington University.
Known for her big ideas, meticulous behind the scenes execution of community projects and program development, Kimberly is a sought after thought leader, trainer and speaker in the nonprofit community. She is a published author, contributing to best selling author Michelle Prince’s anthology, Dare To Be A Difference Maker Volume 3. She has been honored for her work through The Giving Blueprint, with The Entrepreneurial Spirit Mentor Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – Dallas Fort Worth Chapter in 2013 and in 2014 with the Best Nonprofit PR and Event Planning Firm Award by Black Celebrity Giving.
As a philanthropist and community advocate, Kimberly is recognized for her service to the community. She has used her voice to impact policy decisions while lobbying on behalf of youth in New York City and on Capitol Hill. Annually, she hosts events that support children living in underserved, domestic violence and homeless environments through her Just Kim and Friends initiative.