Founding Benefactor
Being a first-generation college graduate, I value my formal education, but I am most grateful for the mentors along the way who propelled My Path Ahead.

Doug Briggs is the former president and CEO of cable television network QVC, Inc., a position he held from 1995 until his retirement in 2006. Under his leadership, QVC’s revenue grew from $1.5 billion in 1994 to $7.0 billion in 2006. Briggs was with QVC from the beginning (1986) and previously served as president and executive vice president of electronic retailing, executive vice president of programming and merchandising, and senior vice president for marketing planning. Prior to joining QVC, Briggs was with The Franklin Mint for 16 years. He served as vice president of marketing after executive positions in London and Brussels. Briggs was honored with the Humanitarian Award from the Strang-Cornell Breast Center as well as the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) Humanitarian Award for his advocacy and fundraising (now totaling over 53 million dollars) for breast cancer research. He served as honorary chair of Cable Positive, the cable industry’s AIDS action organization. He presently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Wistar Institute, an international leader in biomedical research.  Briggs earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Drexel University in 1970 and later was inducted into the Drexel 100, an honorary society compromised of the University’s most noted and accomplished alumni. In 2008, he established the Briggs Family Boost Award for an incoming undergraduate student in the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University as well as two other universities.