The Center for Social Change was founded thanks to the support of Charity Services Center, P.A. (CSC), a law firm that focuses on strengthening connections between nonprofits and community banks to create a bigger impact on social problems.
William R. Burdette
President of the Board
William Burdette is President of Charity Services Centers, P.A. (CSC), and CEO of Charity Deposits Corporation (CDC). Bill offers over 30 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience and previously owned and managed a regional broker-dealer firm. As the founder of CSC and CDC, Bill has been instrumental in product development, patent processing, legal structuring, computer automation, and government authorization. Bill developed the “charity affinity program”, the signature program of CSC, which links community banks with local charitable organizations. CSC now serves over 200 nonprofits and has four regional offices and eight satellite locations around the country. Bill also sits on the Board of Directors of Learning 1 to 1 Foundation. Bill received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (B.A., 1969), a law degree from Columbia Law School, and an MBA from the University of Miami.
Secretary & Treasurer
Alex has over 25 years of financial management experience, including Vice President and Business Manager of a telecommunications company. Alex is President of Charity Deposits Corporation and has been with the company since 2005. She has been instrumental in catalyzing CDC’s growth through financial management and operational and administrative oversight. Alex is also the Vice President of Charity Services Centers, P.A. and responsible for managing bank relations and facilitating meaningful connections between banks and nonprofits. She advises many nonprofits on their programs and enjoys being a resource for them.
Mr. Jackson has been President of People Helping Each Other, Inc., since May 2010. He has been the Company’s key business development person. Mr. Jackson became an activist in 1964 as a 17-year-old, marching with Dr. King in Saint Augustine, Florida. As an activist with vision, Mr. Jackson has parlayed the benefits of a non-profit enterprise with the free market philosophy of a for-profit business. His activism led to his co-founding Ryan Millennium Group Inc., in November of 2014. Ryan Millennium Group, Inc., has multi-racial ownership and was created to bring about racial harmony in North America and Africa through multiple economic strategies. The histories of Millennium Group Worldwide, Inc. and Ryan Inc. was perceived by their owners to be a perfect match for the task, and thus, Ryan Millennium Group, Inc., was formed. Most recently, Mr. Jackson encouraged a group of like-minded individuals to establish a new business, Social Investment Holdings, Inc., to capitalize on one of the newest tools for helping small businesses from the Securities and Exchange Commission, Regulation A.
Katie’s passion is educating children and started her own daycare center, Just Like Home. Katie previously worked with Charity Services Centers, P.A., and served many of the nonprofits in the charity affinity program. She was also instrumental in the design and expansion of the Center for Social Change in its early days. Katie has a background in Early Childhood Education and Child Development with an associates degree from Florida State University.
Lucinda Kerschensteiner, MBA
Lucinda Kerschensteiner, MBA, is the Rocky Mountain Regional Director for Charity Services Centers, P.A. and acts as an advisor to the Center for Social Change. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Lucinda deepens relationships between nonprofits and banks by providing CSC’s unique deposit program and technical assistance. Lucinda works with CSC’s social impact partners to develop replication and expansion strategies and bring new high impact programs into communities. In addition, Lucinda has provided career and small business coaching services, facilitated strategic planning sessions and conducted training since 1998. After returning to school for her MBA, she founded Uhambo, a U.S. nonprofit that supports children with disabilities in less resourced areas of Southern Africa. She is a member of the Fort Collins Rotary Club and a Board Member of Integrative Change, Inc., a business network dedicated to health and wellness professionals in South Florida. Lucinda received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her MBA in Global Social & Sustainable Enterprises from Colorado State University.