General Session: Day 2 Keynote Fireside Chat & Raise Awards, Contd

| Keynote / General Session | Tues, Sept 12, 2023

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Join us as we kick off Raise 2023 Day 2! Get ready for the day with OneCause CEO, Steve Johns, and special recognition of #FearlessFundraisers with part 2 of our annual Raise Awards.

Then, hope, resilience and optimism will come together to stir your soul in this Raise Fireside Chat. Join Raise Keynote Siri Lindley and Raise Emcee Shanna Adamic as they share their journeys, life lessons, and inspirational stories on nonprofit resilience, surviving cancer against all odds, and living life as your best self. This bold conversation on what it means to be fearless in the face of uncertainty will leave you inspired.

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Siri Lindley

Siri Lindley

World Champion Athlete &
Raise Keynote, Nonprofit Co-founder

A two-time world champion triathlete and winner of twelve ITU World Cup races, Siri Lindley inspires, energizes, and establishes a remarkable connection with her audiences, bringing out the best in an organization’s employees and teams. One of Tony Robbins’ favorite motivational speakers, she empowers audiences to work through and conquer fear and self-doubt to live fearlessly, develop critical traits needed for authentic leadership, and build mindsets for resilience and success.

In 2019, Siri was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Despite less than a 10% chance of survival, she was pronounced cancer-free in May 2020. Her belief in thriving, not just surviving, guides others to master their mindsets, emotions, and purpose. Siri’s second book, “Finding a Way: Taking the Impossible and Making it Possible,” provides readers with tools to overcome struggles and achieve the life they want to live.

Siri Lindley is married to Rebekah Keat, also a world-class triathlete and coach. Together they have co-founded two nonprofits — Believe Ranch and Rescue and Horses in Our Hands — reaching more than 90 million people with their social campaigns.

Shanna Adamic

Shanna Adamic

Executive Director
& Raise Emcee, Oracle Health Foundation

Shanna Adamic is Executive Director for the Oracle Health Foundation, a global leader in healthcare technology. She also serves as Executive Director of Cerner Charitable Foundation, passionately advocating for equitable access to healthcare for children and reducing disparities in communities around the world. 

As a rare brain tumor survivor, Shanna remains committed to Cerner’s purpose of helping health happen. Her training as a former NFL cheerleader is core to her competitive, bold and optimistic personality. She is a powerful, passionate speaker delivering messages of empowerment and hope to fellow philanthropy professionals. 

Steve Johns

Steve Johns

CEO, OneCause

Steve Johns is an experienced leader who’s passionate about helping nonprofits build a better tomorrow. He brings over 30 years of experience in technology, corporate development, venture capital, event production and entrepreneurship to his role as Chief Executive Officer at OneCause. For the last nine years, Steve has led the award-winning team at OneCause to surpass $5 billion raised for its 6,000+ nonprofit customers. Steve’s concentration focuses on being a strategist, visionary, influencer, and change agent for the organization.

He brings a fresh perspective to the team with his previous experiences as a senior executive in the Fortune 500, as well as successful early-stage start-up investing and scale-up executive leadership. Steve served on the Motorola Research Visionary Board and was a pioneer member of DePaul’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Blue Print Mentoring Program. He currently serves on the board for TechPoint helping guide growth initiatives for the Indiana tech industry.

In 2022, Steve added “author” to his resume with the release of his debut book, “Fearless: Leadership Lessons at the Crossroads.”

Steve earned a BA in business and accounting from Augustana College and began his career as a CPA.