Ginger Zielinskie named a 2017 American Express NGen Leadership Award finalist

Philadelphia, June 30, 2017 – Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is proud to announce that its President & CEO, Ginger Zielinskie, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 American Express NGen Leadership Award!

The award is presented annually to one highly accomplished charitable community leader, who has demonstrated significant impact in addressing society’s critical needs.

Ginger leads a diverse and dedicated team committed to transforming how people in need access public benefits and services. She works with states, cities, the private sector, and community based organizations to understand the true outcomes achieved when people are able to meet their basic needs.

Ginger is proud to lead an organization that provides a space where people want to work, empowers individuals and teams, and remains fiercely committed to solving tough problems.

Congratulations to all of the finalists:

  • Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • Blair Glencorse, Executive Director of Accountability Lab
  • Cesar Gonzalez, CEO of StartingBloc
  • Laura Weidman Powers, Co-founder and CEO of Code2040

Join IS on July 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. (EST) for a Twitter Town Hall
to get to know Ginger and all of the NGen Leadership finalists. Send your questions to @BeneDataTrust and @indsector, and tag #ngenleads!

About Benefits Data Trust

Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is a national nonprofit that helps people live healthier, more independent lives by creating smarter ways to access essential benefits and services. Each year, BDT helps tens of thousands of people receive critical supports using data, technology, targeted outreach, and policy change. Since inception in 2005, BDT has submitted over 800,000 applications – more than any other single entity in the country – securing over $7 billion in benefits and services. BDT employs more than 170 people and provides enrollment assistance to individuals in six states, and policy assistance to states nationwide. For more information, visit