BIO


Nate Cottman is a man driven by purpose. He is intentional about loving and serving others. His enthusiasm and passion for reaching underserved populations is infectious. That passion was the catalyst for Counter Culture, an organization he founded in 2011 that inspires millennials to get deeply involved in massive community service projects. He dreams of inspiring an entire generation to embrace loving others through acts of service and thereby revolutionize American culture. He believes that success is not about what you make but about how much you give.

As a native of North Philadelphia, Nate always dreamed of entrepreneurship and philanthropy as a means to escape the cycle of poverty he saw in his community as a child. Today, Nate travels to schools, juvenile detention centers, companies, and organizations with a message of hope to the dreamers. 

"NEVER LET THE DREAM SATISFY YOU. LET THE DREAM INSPIRE YOU TO EXECUTE UNTIL YOU TOUCH WHAT YOU SAW IN YOUR SLEEP."