Who We Are
A message from our founder.
When I was working as a volunteer in Tanzania in the fall of 2018, I was inspired by the numerous individuals and projects that were dedicated to improving the well-being of their communities despite their circumstances. However, these efforts were often disjointed and lacked the resources and knowledge necessary to fully achieve their goals.
I realized that these issues were not unique to Tanzania, but prevalent among social enterprises everywhere. That is why I decided to create Selfless Solutions, to equip individuals and organizations with the resources, knowledge, and support necessary to produce effective change.
It is my desire that Selfless Solutions becomes a vehicle through which like-minded individuals and organizations can connect, share ideas, and work together to make the world a better place.
I firmly believe that many of the problems facing the world today are rooted in our inability as individuals, organizations, countries, etc. to look outside of our own immediate needs and problems, so that we are unable to fully understand the effects our actions have on the larger world to which we are all connected.
I also believe that as a whole we can, and are, learning to look outside ourselves more and more with each passing year. And by doing so, and sharing what we have with others, especially those who are most in need, we can all become part of the solution, a Selfless Solution.
— Pat Irwin, Founder & President
Our Vision & Mission
Selfless Solutions envisions a world in which each person can adequately meet his/her basic needs and has an equal opportunity to become his/her fullest self. We work toward this goal by empowering like-minded organizations with resources, knowledge, and support. Then, we partner with them to co-create projects and systems that further our shared vision.
Our Core Values
1. The Right Way
We conduct our work the right way: with integrity, compassion, and inclusivity.
We believe that every person deserves a life filled with peace, meaning, and joy.
3. Trust & Respect
We have intense trust in the ability of people to create and implement solutions to their own problems. This is why we approach our partnerships with respect, humility, and a collaborative spirit.
The word “can’t” IS NOT in our vocabulary. We see difficult problems as welcome and solvable challenges. We are organized, deliberate, and relentless in the pursuit of our vision.
We always make our intentions clear and operate with complete transparency to hold ourselves accountable to both our supporters and the broader public.
6. Effective Altruism
We allocate our resources (time, money, etc.) in such a way that enables us to do the most good in the world that we can.
Founder & President of Selfless Solutions USA
Hometown: Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America
President of Selfless Solutions Europe
Hometown: Rodez, France