Entrepreneur and economics graduate Jordan Bartlett ’06 has been named a Bess Cohen Humanitarian of the Year by the Advertising Specialty Institute. The honor comes as a result of Bartlett’s work as an advocate for foster children.
In 2014, Bartlett co-founded Doing Good Works, a benefit corporation providing print services and promotional products to clients all over the world. Inspired by his own experience as an adoptee and that of his biological sister—who was in and out of foster care for years—Bartlett made it his mission to run an ethical company that gave back as much as it received.
Now a certified B Corporation, Doing Good Works has grown to encompass three divisions: the original print and promotions arm; Purpose Printery, which specializes in print products for nonprofits; and Foster Greatness, a foundation where people can donate directly to help aid kids and families within the foster-care system.
The company boasts what it calls a 10/20/30 model: Ten percent of all proceeds are given to fostered youth. Workers spend 20 percent of their time volunteering, and 30 percent of all Doing Good Works employees are former foster children.