For Jason Hope, philanthropy has always been something that he has partaken in. While many people, ironically, look to give so they can make headlines or improve their image, he has been quietly donating his money to causes and organizations he believes in for many years. The organizations he chooses to donate to are usually the ones that are engaged in something he is passionate about, and since he has a wide range of interests, he has been able to find plenty of areas where he can be of help.
Jason Hope not only engages in philanthropy, but he also helps others to focus on how they can be of help to the world. One of the ways he has done this is by setting up a grant, which is in place to help high school seniors and college students to get their ideas off of the ground. Instead of just handing money out haphazardly, he asks students who are interested in getting a grant to send him their idea first. He picks some of the best ideas and then helps them to turn their idea into a reality by offering them a $500-$5,000 grant.
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Jason Hope was born in Arizona and has donated to many local and regional nonprofits and organizations in Tempe, Arizona and the state, at large. He also donates to organizations that work on a national or global level, and one of these is the SENS Foundation. SENS works to put a stop to age-related diseases before they ever take place, and Hope has supported the foundation’s efforts by donating $500,000 in 2010. While this specific donation has caught the eye of the public and has been reported more than once, he has donated a combined amount of close to $1 million to the foundation.
Jason Hope studied at Arizona State University and earned a degree in finance while there. He also earned his MBA while attending the university’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Hope is known as a futurist, investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist and continues to be involved in many important projects and organizations that focus on making a real difference in the world.