Bill Shore is the founder and chairman of Community Wealth Ventures and the founder and executive director of Share Our Strength, one of the nation's leading anti-hunger and antipoverty organizations. Since its founding in 1984, Share Our Strength has distributed more than $65 million in grants to more than 800 organizations. In 1997, Shore was appointed chair of the private sector task force for the President's Summit for America's Future. From 1988 to 1991, he was chief of staff for US Senator Robert Kerrey (D-NE). From 1978 to 1987, Shore served on the senatorial and presidential campaign staffs of US Senator Gary Hart (D-CO) as legislative director and political advisor. Shore earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1991 Humanitarian of the Year, and the 1994 Washingtonian of the Year. He is the author of Revolution of The Heart and The Cathedral Within: Making a Difference by Giving Something Back.