I love speaking at schools about my experiences and about how other students can find ways to give back!
This was a recent virtual talk to a local girls soccer team about getting involved in philanthropy!
I recently spoke to the Indianapolis St. Jude Heroes to inspire them to continue raising funds despite the challenges during the pandemic.
Speaking at St. Jude galas is one of my favorite things to do!


I’m available to speak about my experiences at Juggling for Jude, my mission to support the lifesaving work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and how to inspire the next generation of philanthropists. I am passionate that fundraising at a young age can develop all sorts of life skills in young people, in addition to helping the cause at hand.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite appearances and speeches over the past few years:

*Association of Fundraising Professionals Acceptance Speech for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award. (November, 2019). Click HERE to watch.

*St. Jude Miracles on the Bay Gala, San Francisco. St. Jude Bay Area Ambassador of 2018 acceptance speech. (October, 2018) CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

*Williams Sonoma, Inc. Corporate Leadership Conference, Featured Speaker (July, 2017). Inspiration for WSI 2017 Thanks and Giving Program: You Always have to be Willing to Ask! Addressed more than 1,200 WSI executives and store leaders, inspiring their 2017 campaign to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Video is private.

*ALSAC/St. Jude 60th Anniversary Gala, Acceptance Speech (June, 2017)

Video of Speech at ALSAC/St. Jude 60th Anniversary Celebration for the Jerry Nicholson Award, June 2017.

Click above to see my acceptance speech for the Jerry Nicholson Award for my fundraising efforts. I told the story of my fundraiser and outlined my commitment to continuing until no child has cancer. Audience included St. Jude Board members, executives, and supporters—approximately 600 adults.

*Worldwide Women Festival of the Girl, Featured Speaker (October, 2016 and 2017) Harness a Passion and Make a Difference in the World

Presented two years in a row at the Festival of the Girl in San Francisco to an audience of adults and children. Purpose of talk was to encourage young girls to find a way to turn passion into action to give back with meaning to the community.

*In-Shape Health Clubs Fundraising Event: Soccer Juggling Clinic and Family Lunch (October, 2017) St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its import in the world of childhood cancer. Presented statistics and information about St. Jude, explaining why it was a great choice for In-Shape’s cancer awareness and fundraising month.

*Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, Guest Speaker (Summer 2015, 2016) How to Give Back in Meaningful Ways Through Sports. Presented to the entire camp population, including campers and counselors. Discussed ways we can all give back through our involvement with sports, with special emphasis on girl empowerment.

*Talks at Schools:  Making a Difference in the World, No Matter Your Age

Address the entire student body and staff at local schools. Focus on how kids and teens have the power to make a difference.

*Mill Valley Middle School 

*Hall Middle School

*Neil Cummins Elementary School 

*Del Mar Middle School 

*San Jose Middle School Novato 

*St. Patrick School 

*Coleman Elementary School 

*Ross School

*Cove School

*NorCal Masters CrossFit Competition (January 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). The Benefits of St. Jude and Giving Back Through Sport. Addressed 250 Masters competitors and hundreds of spectators, thanking them for choosing Juggling for Jude as the Event charity. Discussed the impact of St. Jude on childhood cancer and shared experiences as a young fundraiser with sports as a vehicle.

*Ivivva Clothing Store Run for Chanel Event, Speaker (April, 2016) Spoke to participants and parents at this fundraising race in memory of a girl who died from brain cancer. Led warmups for runners and shared information about St. Jude and the importance of giving back to help find a cure so other kids don’t die from cancer.

*Informal talks with San Jose Earthquakes Professional Soccer Team (July 2015, 2016). Attended practices with professional men’s soccer team and talked with players about St. Jude and fundraising efforts through soccer.

*Presentations at Juggling/Fundraising Community Events:

In-Shape Health Clubs Fundraising Event: Soccer Juggling Clinic and Family Lunch (October, 2017)

Have a Ball Golf Tournament (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Dominican Women’s Soccer (2017)

San Rafael Pacifics Minor League Baseball (2015)

Cal Berkeley Women’s Soccer (2015)

Corte Madera July 4th Parade (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Please email me at hollisbbelger@gmail.com to inquire about me coming to speak to your audience.