Bruce’s career has focused on empowering individuals, organizations, and communities to more effectively address social and environmental problems. His work in Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SIE)—spanning local, state, and international contexts–includes co-founding social enterprises (one of them a national award winner); helping scale and capacity-build a statewide network of high-impact nonprofits; facilitating and funding cross-sector/collective impact partnerships; cultivating SIE ecosystems in higher education and in Indonesia; and catalyzing social innovation initiatives across a diversity of issues, from education to trauma and civic engagement to the environment. Bruce has raised millions and granted tens of millions of dollars to engage communities in creating lasting social value. As Social Entrepreneur in Residence and Director of SIE at Florida State University, he has served as lead architect of FSU’s SIE ecosystem and collaborates with colleagues across campus and the community to grow the university’s and Tallahassee’s larger innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem. Bruce was awarded an FSU Transformation Through Teaching Award in 2017 and a University Teaching Award in 2019.