we are a community of changemakers, committed to providing key services that empower businesses to give back.


meet the team

hilary gleason | founder, ceo

I'm passionate about how partnerships can change the world. In fact, I've seen it first hand. Which is why I'm so thrilled to launch level -- our intention is to create new and innovative partnerships, to engage business in social good, and to make giving back easy for entrepreneurs.

With more than ten years of experience in program development with international non-profits, I am confident in my ability to generate compelling stories and impactful campaigns. 

At the age of seventeen, I teamed up with a neurosurgeon from Duke Hospital to form a neurosurgical partnership with Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Neurosurgical capacity in Uganda has grown steadily since the program’s inception, and I have maintained a lead role, traveling bi-annually to Uganda with the team from Duke.

While studying at the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!), I received a grant to supplement my research on crop yields in the southern African country of Lesotho. Directly after college, I worked with Global Health Corps and The United Nations Foundation, exposing me to international development issues on a larger scale.

During my time with the incredible team at Global Citizen, I organized several large scale events, including a day-long action summit focused on poverty, a learning trip to India for celebrity ambassadors Chris Martin and Freida Pinto, in addition to supporting the larger team in the production of Global Citizen Festival, a 60,000 person music festival in Central Park, and Global Citizen Earth Day, a 250,000 person musical festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2015. 

I am so thrilled to venture into entrepreneurship for the first time with the creation of level, a philanthropic consulting firm working to seamlessly connect brands to humanitarian affairs. Since our inception more than two years ago, we have seen the need we are able to fill with the philanthropic support and direct services we provide. This makes me more fired up than ever to continue the fight, and help grow impact across the board.

 
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tory pittarelli |event production

Tory has been in event production for more than 8 years now. She specializes in Artist Relations and Talent Management, currently working for ARISE Music Festival, and Colorado bluegrass group, The Sweet Lillies. She has worked for Global Citizen Festival, Envision Festival, String Cheese Incident, Railroad Earth, Bohemain Nights, Colorado Earth Day, and many more. When she’s not working in the music industry, you’ll likely find her silversmithing in her home studio, for her business of 4 years, The Mischief Collective. She loves to find new and creative ways to tie together her love for the arts, which is why she began to produce events of her own.

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kendall deflin corso | digital strategy & account management

Born into a family of live music enthusiasts, Kendall Deflin’s involvement in the industry began at young age. Kendall moved to New York City in 2015 to write full-time for Live For Live Music, a promotional publication with over 2M monthly readers. Primarily responsible for all incoming/outgoing content surrounding news, features, and promotions, Kendall worked directly with bands, managers, agents, and publicists to coordinate everything from conception to publication. While at L4LM, Kendall helped to design, implement, and manage events and festivals nationwide. She simultaneously worked with guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Neiderauer’s management team, and continues to support his social media presence today. In 2017, Kendall was a founding member of the team that launched Mempho Music Festival in Memphis, TN. Serving as Festival Producer/Director of Communications included brand development, promotions, operations, and fan experience. Now, Kendall is working as the day-to-day manager for Big Gigantic and Twiddle under the 11e1even Group, and as a digital strategist and account manager for level.

 
 

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stephen grybowski |dayglo ventures

stephen joins our board with more than six years of experience in the live music industry. he has worked under the mentorship of peter shapiro since graduating from the college of charleston in 2012. having started as an intern at relix media group, stephen then oversaw all of their marketing efforts until eventually moving to brooklyn bowl to oversee their ticketing and marketing efforts. all the while stephen spent his free time traversing the country, and often times internationally, helping produce events such as bonnaroo, phish riviera maya, governor’s ball, electric forest, the march for science in dc, and many, many more. stephen now works directly under peter at dayglo ventures helping oversee all marketing for his companies. stephen has also played a crucial role for the tj martell foundation’s next generation committee in nyc for the past two years, helping to raise money to support innovative groundbreaking cancer research.