Presented by United Way and produced by Dolphin Entertainment, “The Hero Effect” is an uplifting docu-series that brings to life the stories of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their communities. Shot on location in ten different communities across the country, each episode brings audiences real-life stories that build on United Way’s credo to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. The heroes featured in the series were identified in part through nominations from the 1,200 local United Ways across the country.
The series is co-hosted by Donald Driver and Emily Wilson. Driver, a former Dancing with the Stars winner and Super Bowl champion with the Green Bay Packers, also runs the Donald Driver Foundation, which serves underprivileged children and families. Wilson, a multi-talented actress with credits on HBO’s The Newsroom and ABC’s General Hospital and Castle, is also a passionate philanthropist who volunteers for several national organizations.