Leslie Kimel

Event Planning

Happy Young Woman


Online Invitations & Cash Registry with a Charitable Twist!


North America



I am the Co-Founder of GIFTED. GIFTED is a purpose-driven company created to encourage people to use their events as a platform for giving back.
Launched in 2018, GIFTED is paving the way for the future of online cash registries. Technology has changed how we reach those around us, and GIFTED is the one-stop shop for invitations, tracking RSVP’s, receiving cash gifts, and donating to charity all at the
same time. Hosts of each party make their milestone moments even more memorable by giving back any portion of cash gifts received to their favourite charity.

Our goal is to bring couples, families, friends and charities
together to change the world one event at a time.

Q & A

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?

From an early age I began creating products or services to sell to people. Starting at age 9, I hand drew invitations and cards that I sold at a local church fair. As the years went on, new business ideas, products or inventions were always on my mind, long before the term 'entrepreneur' became a common word.

What does success mean to you?

The dollar value of my company is not a marker of success for me but rather an indicator of what I've managed to accomplish while balancing life as a mother of three. Further, the success of my company directly impacts our partnered charities for the better. Being part of the change towards social good is the ultimate definition of success for me.

Who inspires you?

I've been inspired by so many over the years. In todays world of social media, I am inspired when I see someone with a big following using their platform to also raise awareness for important causes.

What is your favorite quote?

“Those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others" - Booker T. Washington