My philanthropy work is primarily focused on education and youth empowerment. Over the last 25 years I advised, lead and supported organizations until 2015 when I finally established my own youth-focused venture philanthropy fund: the VIP.Fund. The ‘Very Important Projects’ fund is a USA 501c(3) non-profit organization and we invest in youth programs and startups; promoting education and innovation in disruptive technologies. Our goal is youth empowerment and employment.
Part of the VIP.fund is edSeed, a social crowdfunding network for refugee students seeking funding for higher education. edSeed also connects these students to professionals who act as mentors offering career guidance.
Other organizations I have worked with and am still involved in include the following: