Bryan Stewart

President, Donate Life California

Bryan Stewart’s inspiring and innovative work as a leader, executive, and community organizer has touched millions. His enduring initiatives on behalf of Donate Life America, Donate Life California, and various nonprofit and for-profit organizations continue to further a wide range of causes and interests. An avid trivia buff, graphic artist, data aficionado, and aspiring singer, Bryan is the proud father of an emerging writer and lives in Los Angeles.

Stewart has served on the faculty of Donate Life America’s Donor Designation Collaborative since 2006, chaired the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Public Relations/Public Education Council in 2006-2007, and contributed to AOPO’s Ad Hoc Branding Task Force in 2003, which was a catalyst for the adoption of the Donate Life brand nationwide.

Stewart was the founding chairman of the Donate Life Rose Parade Float Committee, whose members organize the nation’s largest public relations campaign to inspire people to be organ, eye, and tissue donors.


Hope Blooms

Publication Date: April 2018

For Bryan Stewart, it began with his exposure to a compelling vision that supported an urgent, life-saving mission: to help many more people benefit from the gift of organ, eye, and tissue donation. HOPE BLOOMS: Organ Donation, the Rose Parade, and Our Journey to Save Lives―Stewart’s 12-year account of the genesis, evolution, and institution of Donate Life’s float participation in America’s New Year Celebration®―introduces readers to the people, events, and moments of joy, heartbreak, and grace that helped position the cause as life-affirming and contribute to dramatic increases in the public’s willingness to donate.

Through insightful and emotional anecdotes illuminating the challenges and rewards of building a national public health campaign around one of the world’s premier live events, Stewart imparts the value of inspiration, authenticity, ingenuity, and perseverance as guideposts for leading people, organizations, and causes.

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