Meet Our Day of Philanthropy Festival Co-Chairs

Lily Kanter and Tina Sharkey

Lily Kanter

Lily Kanter is the founder and CEO of Boon Supply Co and co-founder and board member of Serena & Lily – a lifestyle brand based in California. Lily has 30 years of experience in the business and technology sectors and has held leadership positions at Microsoft, Deloitte & Touche, and IBM.

Lily left Microsoft in late 2000 to start a family and focus her time and energy on philanthropic causes. She was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in July 2000 as part of the cover story “The New Philanthropists.”

In 2002 Lily opened a baby-oriented home furnishings business, Mill Valley Baby & Kids, where she met Serena Dugan in 2004, and together they launched Serena & Lily. Lily acquired Mixed Bag Designs in 2017, a company in the school fundraising space. This company created the back end infrastructure for Boon Supply Co. that launched in Spring 2018. Mixed Bag Designs in combination with Boon Supply has given back $100 million to schools and non-profits with the 40% plus give back on every product sold.

The creation of Boon Supply is combining Lily’s passion for design, technology, and charitable causes.


Tina Sharkey

Tina Sharkey has driven innovation in media, commerce, and community for more than two decades, pioneering the development and adoption of pivotal consumer brands and platforms that bring data and technology together. A C-suite executive, entrepreneur, investor, board member, and change agent, she has created, led, and scaled global brands and businesses transforming the way we communicate, shop, and share.

As its co-founder and CEO, Tina built and operated the consumer products company Brandless, assembling and leading the team that developed from scratch a direct-to-consumer power-house named one of Fast Company’s most innovative retailers two years in a row. She scaled Johnson & Johnson’s BabyCenter to become the largest platform in the world for new and expectant mothers; oversaw AOL’s defining transition from a closed network to the open web; served as President of the renowned Sesame Street Digital Group, and co-founded iVillage, a pioneering online destination for women that became one of the most popular sites on the internet.

Her success in creating relatable brands and vibrant, engaged communities has been a throughline in her otherwise diverse career. Tina advises C-suite executives of Fortune 500 companies on investments, M&A, strategic partnerships and incubation, and mentors founders and business leaders. She is also an investor focused on disruptive companies – and their founders – and has worked extensively with technology-enabled consumer and enterprise startups, including Conde Nast, eBay Target, and Salesforce.

Recognized as one of the top 100 People Transforming Business by Business Insider, named by Fast Company as one of the Top Women in Technology, and chosen as one of Entrepreneur’s Most Daring Entrepreneurs, Tina delivered keynote and mainstage speeches on brands that scale, harnessing the power of community, entrepreneurship, purpose-driven disruption, and digital transformation at events including Milken Global Conference, TechCrunch Disrupt, NRF, Wall Street Journal D Live, and TEDx. She lectures at universities including Harvard Business School, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, The Marshall School at USC, and Stanford. A Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Tina currently serves on the national board of the Public Broadcasting Network (PBS) and IPSY. Previously she served on the Board of Directors of HomeAway, (NASDAQ: AWAY) through the successful sale to Expedia.

Tina emphatically believes in building brands with soul, purpose as an imperative, and that taking the high road will always deliver a better view.