Todd Schubert, Co-Founder
Born and raised in Chicago, Todd now lives with his family in a small harbor town in SW Michigan. His entrepreneurial spirit was instilled by his parents, George, former managing partner in a well know auto repair franchise and Sandy, controller for a national fast food franchise group. After graduating from the University of Illinois, Todd eventually followed his father’s footsteps until the company sold. He continues to be involved in anything capitalistic from commercial real estate developments, bar/restaurant entities to small startups like Michigan Vacation Cottages, Big Bend Brewing Company and WeGiveWeGrow.com.
Like so many of us, Todd’s family has been affected by both cancer and diabetes. Obviously, he believes that launching companies with a commitment to give back will go a long way in making our world a happier, healthier place. Todd supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Tim Rogers, Co-Founder
A native of New Buffalo, Tim graduated from Ferris State University in 1987 majoring in Commercial Art and Design. He then worked for prominent Michigan and Indiana ad agencies, sharpening his skills as an art director for multiple Fortune 500 companies. In 1998, he founded Fusion Design Group Ltd., an Addy award winning graphic design studio and internet marketing firm.
Since the beginning of desktop publishing in the mid 1980’s, and the boom of the world wide web, Tim has kept on the cutting edge of digital media, web design and coding standards. Fusion Design offers their clients new technologies and web marketing strategies that take advantage of the new social and mobile media opportunities, paired with traditional marketing and design.
After serving on dozens of Boards of Directors for not-for-profit ventures, he was exposed to many charitable causes that need ongoing help. WeGiveWeGrow.com was the perfect vehicle to help bring people, startup businesses and charities together, which Tim believes will help make the world a better place. Tim has chosen to support the American Heart Association.
Nick Gabrione Co-Founder
Born and raised in Chicago, Nick now lives with his family in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Finance and quickly put that to work on the floor of the CBOE in Chicago. He later moved on to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he is a member and continues to trade in the financial markets. He’s also involved with many small businesses in the Chicago area. In 2012, We Give We Grow Co-Founders Todd Schubert and Tim Rogers approached Nick with the idea to start a different kind of crowdfunding site and WeGiveWeGrow.com was born.
Nick has chosen to support 826 National in their effort to help students in urban areas with their creative writing skills.