Creative philanthropies are the best philanthropies and I’m feeling really good about AEPi’s event at the University of California Santa Barbara. In what they call #AEPiGivesBack, the fraternity is on a mission to raise $10,000 for ten different charities, and like all good marketers do, they made up a little story to go along with their cause. Watch the promo video below.
So far, AEPi has raised $1,310 toward their $10,000 goal. Beneficiaries include a few secular organizations and many Jewish and Israeli organizations to support the fraternity’s background.
BBYO – an enrichment program for Jewish teens.
B’nai B’rith International’s Disaster Relief Program – the oldest Jewish service organization specializing in disaster relief.
Israel Children’s Cancer Foundation – an organization that provides clinical support for 97% of Israeli children with cancer.
IDF Widows and Orphans Organization – an organization providing financial and emotional support for Jewish orphans and widow, often helping to provide for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
Simon Wiesenthal Center – a Jewish human rights organization fighting against anti-Semitism
Taglit-Birthright Israel – aiding Jewish youths in their birthright trip to Israel
MadaTech – The Israel National Museum of Science, Technology & Space – “fosters a love of science among Israeli children and youth”
Innovation: Africa – bringing Israeli influence to African countries including “light, clean water, food, and proper medical care to more than 450,000” people in African countries
Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation – bone marrow and blood stem cell registry, facilitating transplants
Heroes to Heroes Foundation – supporting veterans dealing with PTSD
A little bit of comedy for a lot of great causes. Dan seems to have gotten a kick out of the video too.
This is fucking hysterical http://t.co/NNODvrS492
— Dan Bilzerian (@DanBilzerian) March 15, 2015
Visit the fraternity’s philanthrpy page to donate..