Kiva Starr

Vice President, CSR Stragegy | Cone Communications


Kiva is a global CSR expert with over a decade of experience in developing and activating award winning programs for a variety of Fortune 500 companies and leading nonprofits.

At Cone, Kiva brings a depth of experience in integrated marketing, CSR, sustainability, cause marketing, nonprofit fundraising and public/private partnership development. Throughout the years, Kiva’s work has also spanned multiple industries and complex issue areas. Kiva currently leads CSR platform development for Visa and corporate engagement strategy for I have a Dream Foundation.

Prior to joining CONE, Kiva served as the Vice President & Global Deputy Director of Corporate & Brand Citizenship at MSLGROUP. Kiva lead CSR strategy for clients including, Kellogg’s, Pfizer, Hasbro, PayPal, Sodexo and Deloitte, as well as corporate partnership strategy for nonprofits including, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, March of Dimes, The Muscular Dystrophy Association and many others.

Additionally, Kiva worked at CONE for six years early in her career serving in a variety of roles in new business, insights and Cause Branding/CSR. Kiva also worked on a key CSR accounts, including L’Oreal, Reebok and Walt Disney.

Kiva holds a Global MBA in International Marketing from Suffolk University. Outside of the office, Kiva spends her time in the outdoors with her husband, Mike and energetic kids, Bearson and Abinaya.

I'm Inspired...

I was inspired to become involved with The Philanthropy Project because I believe the organization fills a gap in our society today. Providing youth with the opportunity and resources to take action and have an impact will result in meaningful change, while instilling a sense of responsibility in the leaders of tomorrow.

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I believe that youth contain the single most important element of change – a vision. While others spend time looking back, youth live in the moment, always with an eye on making tomorrow remarkable.

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