About Daymaker

Meet the Founding Team

  • Ghazale Johnston

    CMO (Chief Mom Officer)

  • Thomas Doochin


  • Zack Newbauer

    Director of Partnerships

  • Jack Wohlfert


The Daymaker Mission

A little over a year ago, we set out to create the most convenient, transparent, and meaningful giving experience for kids. In that period, we've laughed, we've cried, and we've believed in a better world.

Our Story

When you think about it, the Daymaker story really begins back in the 90’s. While we were thinking about a Capri Sun or the day’s CatDog episode, our parents were thinking ahead. They were already surrounding us with experiences that demonstrated the importance of giving back to those less fortunate, and we were learning whether we realized it or not. Years later we found ourselves sharing these experiences in a late-night conversation in Horton Residence Hall. We thought, what if every kid grew up developing an admiration for giving? And what if it were easier for parents to have these conversations? What would the world look like? That night the idea for Daymaker was born—we would create the most convenient, transparent, and meaningful way for kids to give back.

How we got here

As a result of those who believed in a group of kids with a big idea, Daymaker launched a pilot test during the 2014 holiday season. We worked with some of the largest and most respected nonprofits around the country and helped thousands of individuals have a special holiday season. Feedback from donors (especially children!), nonprofits, and corporations was overwhelming positive. We’re now expanding faster than ever with the intention of making a difference in the lives of every child through the power of birthdays. If we’re not yet in your city, we’ll be there soon. If we are, email us, text us, call us—do whatever; we want to hear from you.

We're Hiring!

Operations & Wholesale Manager

We are looking for an all-star individual to manage our wholesale network, assist in many of the company's internal corporate functions, and lead special projects.