2021 Rising Star Honoree: Dakota Ortiz

Dakota is the Director of Social Impact at Endeavor. Endeavor is a global leader in sports, entertainment and fashion operating in more than 30 countries and is the parent of a number of subsidiaries, including WME, IMG and UFC. Dakota advises on social impact strategy for clients, diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives, and manages the Endeavor Foundation, focused on industry inclusion. Prior to Endeavor, Dakota was the Program Lead at AnnenbergTech at the Annenberg Foundation. He holds a BA in History from the University of California, Los Angeles.






To commemorate our gratitude for their partnership each honoree advisor received a custom poem by Melrose Poetry Bureau. The poem highlights the reasons behind each individual’s dedication to charitable giving and captures the essence of what philanthropy means to them. In a time when in person interaction is limited, we wanted to celebrate our shared humanity and the commitment to making the world a better place for future generations.



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