Who We Are

Brigadiers Vickinator, Supercarrot and Alcmene pose for a photo in 2019 at PAX Unplugged.
Brigadiers Vickinator, Supercarrot and Alcmene pose for a photo at PAX Unplugged in 2019 .

A grass roots organization born out of a simple act of kindness in 2007, we believe in the power of a kind gesture, and a delicious cookie, to change hearts and effect change.

Through the generosity of the gaming community we’ve raised over Over $650,000. All money we raise goes to support kids all over the world. We harness the power of cookies to unite gamers and non-gamers alike through giving and baking. 

The Cookie Brigade is a registered 501(3)(c) (EIN: 81-2059580), established in Washington State. 

Brigade History

It all started in 2007, when two Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) attendees baked cookies to give them out to their fellow con-goers. They wanted no money in return, only a chance to bring a little bit of kindness and joy into the lives of strangers. Their efforts were met with an overwhelmingly positive response, with many recipients insisting on compensating them for their efforts. They decided that any money they received would be donated to charity and thus, a movement was born!

We’re proud to be a 100% volunteer-run organization and officially incorporated as a non-profit in 2016. The Cookie Brigade’s growth and success is fully attributed to the steadfast support of our active volunteer community.  

Our brigadiers often share fun stories of how they first heard of us or when they first got involved with the Cookie Brigade. We’d love for you to be a part of our story. Consider joining us to help us further our delicious mission!

Cookie Brigade logo of a pixel style chocolate chip cookie with the name super imposed in blue

Leadership Team

Ransim manning the Child's Play booth at Magfest 2020
Mary Wheeler aka Ransim
David Hanson, aka Maverick
David Hanson aka Maverick
Sam Coccetti aka Samala posing with four kittens in a tent
Sam Coccetti aka Samala
Bryce Dubee, aka Cygnus_Mal
Bryce Dubee aka Cygnus_mal
Paul Ference, aka CookieMom posing in front of his omeganaut picture and giving the thumbs up
Paul Ference aka CookieMom
Amy Goodner, aka amloca
Amy Goodner aka Amloca
Maris Hanson aka Kintyre
Maris Hanson aka Kintyre
Dan Hore, aka Fitz
Dan Hore aka Fitz
Amy Longva, aka Thysanotus
Amy Longva aka Thysanotus
Shane Osborne, aka Shoagie wearing a cat hat and a Tasty Peach meowchi on his head
Shane Osborne aka Shoagie
Thomas Rac, aka Doughboy
Thomas Rac aka DoughBoy
Vicky Tan, aka Vickinator
Vicky Tan aka Vickinator