Aside from being a businessman in Arizona, entrepreneur Jason Hope is also a philanthropist. His favorite organization to support is the SENS Foundation located in California. Why? Jason highly regards the research that the foundation performs in the process of aging; the research focuses on living life longer with better quality. For instance, diseases affect what happens to our bodies, causing the body to age quickly. Medications are out there, but of course, one must have the disease first. SENS looks at ways to halt diseases from starting. For any non-profits to find answers, they rely heavily on raising funds.
Just recently this month, Jason published an article on the Philanthropy section of his website. He describes an interesting model for funding that is changing the face of how organizations collect funds. Fundraising tends to look for those with deep pockets to provide significant capital. Jason states that 75 percent of these donations are gifts that reach in excess of $1 million. While that seems astounding and out-of-reach for the everyday person, Jason Hope believes that this information should be encouraging. One non-profit charity foundation took a step toward this encouragement.
The model that can make anyone feel inspired to contribute is the one created by The Methuselah Foundation, or MFoundation, which also conducts research with the SENS Foundation. Instead of relying on the donations of the individual, The 300 Pledge campaign looks to a larger group. The pledge asks that 300 people dedicate $1,000 a year for 25 years for research, which winds up being just under $3 a day. Jason Hope also supports his local Scottsdale community by funding grants for students and entrepreneurs looking to break into the biotechnology field.
Jason’s Relationship With The SENS Foundation
As previously mentioned, Jason admires the work of the SENS Foundation. He truly believes that the research conducted in correcting the aging process is a redefining and reshaping advantage within the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. He is so proud of their work that in 2010, he made a generous gift of $500,000. The CSO of the SENS Foundation, Aubrey de Grey, revealed that Jason’s gracious donation would assist in fighting arteriosclerosis, which can lead to other serious medical issues.
May we all find it within ourselves to support worthy causes. Many great organizations exist. If you have no clue where to start, take up Jason’s advice right here.