KELLY KAUFMAN, FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHANGE-MAKER

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Kelly is an expert in advancing causes, cultivating relationships, and driving revenue. Driven by her passion for making this world a better place, Kelly's enthusiasm brings people together, engages support, and SPARKS action. Launching Ignite4Good is a culmination of Kelly's entrepreneurial spirit and years of experience as a small business owner, award-winning nonprofit leader, and community volunteer.  


As a young entrepreneur, Kelly established Check-Pointe, Inc., a public record research, pre-employment screening firm where she successfully secured a nationwide client base of 40+ corporations, health-care providers, and wholesale data firms.


Kelly then brought her business mindset to the nonprofit community, where she left a legacy in Northeast Ohio. A few accomplishments include leading efforts for the Random Acts of Kindness Week community awareness campaign in Hudson, Ohio, establishing numerous annual promotional blood drives for the American Red Cross, and spearheading countless successful fundraising campaigns and events.


In 2019, Kelly and her husband relocated to Dallas, Texas, for a new adventure. Kelly immediately immersed herself in the philanthropic community and began networking and volunteering. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the start-up nonprofit ReBirth Empowerment Education, volunteers for the American Red Cross North Texas and Catchafire, where she helps nonprofits nationwide.