Games for Change
Since graduating from Skidmore College in 1989, Susanna Pollack has had a long career in media. From beginnings with the BBC up through becoming the head of Business Development and Strategy for Yummico in 2013. She decided to strike out on her own, founding NonStop Enterprises in 2011 and leaving her job at Yummico to focus on the venture full-time in 2014. Pollack serves on the advisory board of the NYU Game Center Hub, a project to promote game design across New York state’s educational institutions. That soon evolved to her joining Games for Change in 2015, assuming the roles of President and Vice President of Partnerships and Special Projects.
Why They Made the Worthy 100: Founded in 2004, Games for Change is meant to help create and distribute video games that drive positive social impact. The non-profit helps design games, brings together critical stakeholders, and facilitates funding and investment for new ventures. Games for Change holds an annual awards ceremony and recently unveiled the 2022 winners. The Games for Change Festival draws a global community of 10,000 participants from more than 120 different countries, with chapter events in Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa, and a growing community in the Middle East and North Africa.