Alumna and Non-Profit Founder Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell

Alumna and Non-Profit Founder Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell

Alumna and Non-Profit Founder Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell

August 6, 2012

Molly Ola Pinney '09 and the Global Autism Foundation at the NASDAQ Closing Bell
Molly Ola Pinney '09 and the Global Autism Foundation at the NASDAQ Closing Bell

On Thursday, August 2, Molly Ola Pinney ’09 rang in a new accomplishment as founder and CEO of the Global Autism Project: ringing the NASDAQ closing bell. As she took her place in NASDAQ’s Times Square studio, she thanked the company for giving the organization “visibility … at the crossroads of the world.”

She founded the non-profit Global Autism Project in 2003 with the mission of supporting sustainable autism centers in under-resourced – and, as she noted, “hidden” – communities. The organization has since trained local individuals who run autism centers in Ghana, Peru, Kenya, India, and the United States, with more partnerships in development.

In July, Pinney was also honored at the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Awards for her work with the organization.

Her ringing of the closing bell follows that of Columbia University student and alumni veterans on July 3.