2021 HBS: Charitable Beer Collaborations: Working with Nonprofits

Positivity is infectious and it is important for businesses to engage with their community members to drive meaningful positive change. As part of our Bigger Than Beer campaign, we hope that you will join us for a roundtable discussion on how to drive successful nonprofit partnerships through your beer collaborations that are mutually beneficial for both the brewery and the nonprofit organization. Guest speakers include representatives from nonprofit organizations such as K9s For Warriors and Ales for ALS, as well as various breweries that are familiar with organizing charitable beer projects.

For more information, email [email protected].


Sep 01 2021


11:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Chris Chappell
    Chris Chappell
    Conservation and Brewshed Program Manager

    Chris joined Washington Wild in February 2020 to manage the Brewshed® Alliance and Washington Wild’s conservation campaigns. Hailing from the Sonoran Desert (Phoenix, AZ), Chris has a background in conservation and craft brewing, spending 4 years with The Nature Conservancy in Arizona and 2 years with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

    His focus with the Brewshed Alliance is to build a community of brewers, maltsters, hop growers, pub owners, etc. around protecting our incredibly valuable wildlands and waterways now and forever. While not at work, you can find Chris in any of the Seattle area’s music venues, breweries, or forests.

  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith
    Owner/Head Brewer

    Kevin graduated with a degree from the University of Washington in 2010 and started working at Two Beers Brewing Company in Seattle, WA shortly after graduation. During his time at Two Beers, he worked his way into a position as a Shift Brewer, learning the many aspects of what it takes to operate a successful brewery. In addition to his commercial brewing experience and education at UC Davis Extension, Kevin spent countless hours on the family farm’s 10-gallon Sabco “nanobrewery” developing the recipes for Field 41 Pale Ale and Topcutter IPA. At Bale Breaker, he is in charge of the production side of the brewery, which includes everything from the procurement of raw materials to maintaining the high quality and consistency of our flagship beers.

  • Levi Wyatt
    Levi Wyatt
    Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator

    Levi Wyatt is the Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator at Yakima Chief Hops where he collaborates with key stakeholders across the company to integrate corporate responsibility into company strategies, policies, communications, and stakeholder engagement processes in order to create positive social impact and business value. He also works to advocate for a community engagement opportunities to address social and environmental imperatives that create purpose and shared societal value. Levi holds a Bachelor Arts in Economics & Environmental Studies from Western Washington University. Levi has a strong passion for the outdoors and enjoys adventuring around the PNW with his wife and pup.

  • Liz Swyers
    Liz Swyers
    Chief Marketing Officer 4Hands Brewing

    A native of St. Louis and a Des Peres resident, Swyers has served on Leadership Clayton’s Networking Group (2015) and has chaired for the ALZ committee (2019) as well as captained a team to help end ALZ for the last three years in support of her family. Since her time at 4Hands, Swyers has continued to be inspired by the charities they partner with which has gotten her even more involved in the St. Louis community. She is currently on the committee for the Heart & Soul Gala benefitting SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, and most recently accepted a volunteer position for Casa STL to be a voice for children in the system.

  • Matt Stevens

    Creature Comforts Brewing Co

  • Tim Crosby
    Tim Crosby
    Development Manager, Corporate Partners

    Tim Crosby joined K9s For Warriors in 2016 and currently manages development and stewardship of corporate supporters. Tim also plays a key role in community outreach, educating the public about K9s For Warriors’ mission and the impact of the organization’s life-saving program for rescue dogs and military heroes.

    Prior to joining K9s For Warriors, Tim enjoyed a 30-year career in college and professional sports, including more than 20 years at the PGA TOUR. A native of Augusta, GA, Tim played college golf at Augusta College (now Augusta University) and earned a master’s degree at Georgia Southern. He and his wife Tess live in Ponte Vedra Beach and have two adult children residing in the Greater Jacksonville area.

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