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Hero Network Founder
Dave Girgenti

Dave Girgenti is the Founder of the Hero Network, the world’s largest social helping network. Dave also serves as the Executive Director Wish Upon A Hero Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who mission is to grant wishes.


Prior to focusing all of his time on Hero Network, Dave served as the Creative Director at the most distinguished marketing firms in Philadelphia. Dave has won more than 65 industry awards for his creative work and has been published in multiple design books. He has been selected as a 2007 Forty Under 40 recipient from NJBIZ. In 2008, Dave had the unique distinction of been the first man ever honored with the Hero of the Year Award by NAWBO, National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2009, Wish Upon A Hero was recognized by ABC World News with Charles Gibson as the “Person of the Week”. Dave had the pleasure to return to his alma mater, Rowan University, as the 2009 commencement speaker. He was also honored for his altruism in 2009 at the Camden Riversharks stadium when he was asked to throw out the season’s opening pitch. In 2010, Dave was recognized by the State of New Jersey as a “New Jersey Hero” during the inauguration of Governor Chris Christie.