Sitinee Sheffert is a social entrepreneur, blogger and speaker with a passion for empowering kids to make a difference.
She is the founder of Giving Artfully, a platform to connect crafters with volunteer opportunities, and Giving Artfully Kids, a program that inspire and enagess kids to spread kindness through crafting-based service projects. More than 500 students have participated in her programs, donating over 3000 items to communities and charities worldwide.
Sitinee has been a featured TEDx speaker and has also spoken at several other conferences and parent education workshops. She has been a guest blogger for Scary Mommy, Thrive Global and YFS Magazine and featured in Forbes.
Sitinee has a dual Masters degree in Public Policy and Health Services Research and Policy and Bachelors of Science from the University of Minnesota.
DEVELOPMENT, PROGRAM MANAGER (OAK PARK, IL) & INSTRUCTOR
Creativity has always been one of Suzanne’s greatest passions. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a BFA in design and a minor in communications, Suzanne spent 20 years working in medical advertising and healthcare marketing as an art director and graphic designer. As a mom of identical twin boys, and seeking responsibilities beyond being a professional twin wrangler, Suzanne joined the Giving Artfully Kids team in 2016. Since joining, Suzanne has helped expand Giving Artfully Kids to the senior community by creating Intergenerational crafting workshops in the Oak Park community. She firmly believes that kindness can be instilled at any age, at any time, and needs to be nurtured and taught every day. She loves helping students of all ages learn about kindness, art, compassion, and the importance of charitable giving.
PROGRAM MANAGER (OAK PARK, IL), INSTRUCTOR