Executive Vice President of the John D. Evans Foundation and has spent the last 30 years of his career working to extend value, opportunity
Steven Wozencraft is a globally recognized campaigner and leader on social justice. He is Executive Vice President of the John D. Evans Foundation and has spent the last 30 years of his career working to extend value, opportunity and spread justice & love all around the world.
Steven is a global campaigner working to expand social justice across all elements of society. As well as leading the campaign to establish LGBT rights, he passionately advocates the need to reform the criminal justice system in the United States to ensure it provides rehabilitation, fairness and justice to all citizens. He is developing frameworks on how human value can be expanded globally through social justice programs in key parts of the world; and he works to bring hope and opportunity to many in our society. He is a frequent contributor for the Huffington Post and other news sites, as well as a convener of policy makers and thinkers regarding what social justice is and can become.
Steven is the former President of The John O’Donnell Company, a New York financial development firm established in 1966, which specialized in helping NGOs and not-for-profit organizations. As President of the John O’Donnell Company, he oversaw the development of organizations by helping them build capacity and raise over a billion dollars collectively.
He has served on the boards of organizations around the globe, and he has assisted causes including The Boys Club of New York, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Foundation, the Harlem Boys Choir, the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services, Empire State Pride Agenda, Kids Peace, and numerous others.
Steven currently serves on various boards which help work towards his message of social justice and love. They are the Atlas Corps board of directors, Vet Voice Foundation advisory board, Lake Tanganyika floating health clinic advisory board, Bretton Woods II advisory board which is housed at New America and the Positive Young People Foundation (PYP) Advisory Board. He is a past board member of South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach, CA, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, University of Michigan Center for Global Health External Advisory Board, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), and Friend Factor.
Internationally he has been an organizer of the United Nations Nexus Global Youth summit sponsored by UNDP, Founding Member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and is currently a member of the Department of States Fine Arts Committee and Global Equality Fund, and TED. He is an inaugural member of the 2010 White House Next Generation Leadership program. As a member of the Partners Committee of the Global Equality Fund (GEF), he has worked directly with Secretary of State Kerry and Clinton to raise funding and awareness of GEF’s work.
In 2012, Steven was Co-Chair of the 2012 OutServe Service Members Legal Defense Network National Dinner.
Steven is currently working with White House officials on Criminal Justice Reform and how the LGBTQ Movement can use its institutional knowledge and coalition building skills to help bring justice and love to the millions of people in our criminal justice system.