Success is not measured by what’s in your pocket, but by your ability to give to others. Joan Hornig, a former Wall Street expert and fundraiser from Harvard, is the perfect example of that. Since turning into a jewelry designer, Joan has designed intricately lavish accessories in 18 karat gold and sterling silver; engulfed in breathtaking precious stones. These stunning pieces have been under the trademark Philanthropy is Beautiful since 2003, with 100 percent of her profits are sent to the charity of your choice. Her aim is to make an impact on organizations that you care about while raising awareness for different causes. After receiving much help and support from several celebrities such as Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz, and Megan Fox, Philanthropy Is Beautiful has gained recognition on a national scale, helping it grow enough to be able to offer 700 different charities from which to choose from.
Hornig is now working on a video campaign by Michael Honablue, an Emmy award-winning producer. The videos allow them to focus on different philanthropists from around the world, hoping to display the massive effect that giving has, even if it’s done in the simplest of ways.
Their most recent video features Sarah Arison, who continues on the legacy of philanthropy that her grandparents started in the late 1800’s. Her grandparents, who started the Young Arts Organization, hoped to help young artists at critical junctures in their career and education as much as possible. As an offshoot of this organization, they started the New World Symphony, which has been globally recognized as a phenomenal training orchestra around the world. “There is so much that has been done, and so much that more that we can do in the future,” Sarah explains, “There are also so many new, young artists that we can help and support through these foundations.” She hopes to continue to raise money and support those who have a bright future ahead of them in any way possible.
Philanthropy Is Beautiful highlights the spirit of selflessness in giving while continuing to help several causes around the world. Initially starting in Miami, this campaign will eventually lead up to the launch of their 24 hour streaming Media Network that will allow people to make donations to the charity of their choice with one click. Honablue explains that he anticipates that the network will emphasize the positive view of giving and hopes people will become inspired by other philanthropists, such as Joan.
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