Causes

Below are causes I believe in and support.  I am currently focused on problems related to education.

EDUCATION:

Donorschoose.org (National Advisory Board; Sample classroom projects)
QuestBridge (West Coast Advisory Board)
Room to Read (Schools in Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia; scholarships for girls)
Global Learning XPRIZEIndiegogo and main page (goal: literacy for hundreds of millions of children)
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (This genome project since early 2011)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  (clinical trials investigating treatment-resistant depression)

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

OTHER:

Oxfam International
Marine Protected Areas and shark preservation
Music for Relief (sample campaign)
American Farmland Trust

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