I call myself an Altruistic Capitalist.
Growing up with very little alongside my foster and adopted siblings was a huge influence on my drive to give back and coin the term "Altruistic Capitalism". "Altruistic Capitalism" is a concept that empowers business people to obtain wealth, allowing them to altruistically give back to their communities by becoming a driving force in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and providing much-needed capital to causes beneficial to the planet and all who inhabit it. According to Crunchbase data, the average startup exit is over 200 million dollars! Imagine that capital being injected into the hands of fearlessly ambitious, creative, and passionate young entrepreneurs looking to spark positive change for a better tomorrow. Through the lens of “Altruistic Capitalism”, we begin to view startup acquisitions as more than just business transactions... but as a creative way to ‘spread the wealth.’ Read more about "Altruistic Capitalism" on Forbes.
Groups I Support...
National Black Entrepreneurs Project
"The goal of the National Black Entrepreneurs Project (NBEP) is to create meaningful change within America’s Black business community by being a strategic conduit to provide leadership, community, and growth resources, all laser-focused on supporting the long-term success of Black generational wealth."
Women's Business Enterprise Council
"Women-owned businesses make up the fastest-growing segment of the national and international business world. That’s just one reason why WBEC-West is dedicated to helping you navigate the certification process. We want to assist you in realizing your business potential, help you build connections with leading corporations and provide you with new enterprise networking and development opportunities
The Kukua Institute started in 2016 with a simple goal to save a historic house built around 1884. The home's successful preservation and relocation became the spark for the development of programs and activities that use AI, robotics, art, historical and scientific research, and student and community involvement to discover, share, celebrate and grow stories that impact us all. Today, the Institute is a place to grow and share the cultural, intellectual and economic abilities and contributions of African Americans.
RISE Urban Nation
Amplifying Pan African Innovation across the diaspora. We started with having conversations with Artists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and community activists, who are building businesses, uplifting communities, and creating generational wealth.
Now we are taking it to the next level with collaborative efforts across the diaspora starting with executing sustainable initiatives and programs with measurable outcomes. We don't just say it, we do it.
PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE
"Every day, PBS and its more than 330 member stations fulfill our essential mission to the American public, providing trusted programming that is uniquely different from commercial broadcasting and treating audiences as citizens, not simply consumers. For 17 consecutive years, a national study has rated PBS as the most-trusted institution in America."
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
"NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human."
THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND
"The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand."
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY
"The challenges are greater than ever, but with the focus, dedication, and passion of a committed staff—combined with a unique mixture of field, zoo, and aquarium expertise—WCS will continue to set the bar for science, conservation action, and education that has driven our success in protecting wildlife and wild places for over a century. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, adhering to core values of respect, accountability and transparency, innovation, diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and integrity."
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
"WWF’s work has evolved from saving species and landscapes to addressing the larger global threats and forces that impact them. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent, we have refined the way in which we work around an ambitious new strategy. Our new strategy puts people at the center and organizes our work around six key areas: forests, marine, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate. By linking these six areas in an integrated approach, we can better leverage our unique assets and direct all our resources to protecting vulnerable places, species and communities worldwide"
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
"Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents."
"Our ocean unifies our world like nothing else. And saving it from ongoing threats is a cause that affects us all. We are on the front lines of ocean protection, investing in research, leadership and advocacy that advances science-based solutions that work. Give today and make a difference for the future of our ocean!"
UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS
"Our mission: to use rigorous, independent science to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future."
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
"We address today's most urgent environmental challenges by targeting issues that affect people around the world.
Working in partnership with others, we focus where we're best positioned to help, based on our strengths.
THE OCEAN CLEANUP
"Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, of which the majority spills out from rivers. A portion of this plastic travels to ocean garbage patches, getting caught in a vortex of circulating currents. If no action is taken, the plastic will increasingly impact our ecosystems, health, and economies."
"The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation."
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
"We believe the world’s children should inherit a planet that will sustain them as it has sustained us. NRDC works to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water and the wild, and to prevent special interests from undermining public interests."
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
"Medical aid where it's needed most—independent, neutral, impartial."
1% FOR THE PLANET
"Our business and individual members give directly to highly vetted environmental nonprofit organizations. We’re here to certify that giving, and ensure our members’ donations make the most impact possible."
"The ACLU’s mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees. Beyond one person, party, or side — the ACLU dares to create a more perfect union"