Amanda Lipp is the founder and CEO of The Giving Gallery,  a philanthropic startup that presents a unique way to finance mental health nonprofits through the art market.

Amanda first had the idea for The Giving Gallery while she was a patient at a psychiatric hospital her freshman year of college. A psychiatric nurse handed her a box of crayons, and Amanda began drawing her way towards recovery. After she was discharged, she began auctioning her crayon drawings at local mental health nonprofits.

Amanda raised thousands of dollars, which inspired a vision for how other artists can sell their art and story to support mental health initiatives.

Please watch A Box of Crayons where Amanda shares her story of hope.