Back in 2011 in Sydney Australia, 3 passionate and highly successful social entrepreneurs Laurence Marshbaum, Nina Skryzynski and Jenny Newmarch shared a vision that everyone can make a difference by getting involved with philanthropy. They saw that young professionals like themselves wanted to live purpose driven lives and to give back to their local communities. However they lacked the time, knowledge and framework to do so in a way that made a difference.
On the flipside grassroots for purpose organisations (not for profits) found it hard to find financial support and volunteers to sustain their work. Laurence, Jenny and Nina got together 10 friends and organised an event with each friend inviting 10 of their friends and they lined up 3 charities to attend. That night they raised $ 11,000. The night was a success and the concept of 10×10 was born. To date they have raised almost $2,000,000 in support of 172 charities around the world.
We were delighted to sponsor a recent event in New York held by this fantastic organisation, which raised $20,225 for the following charities:-
Heal Our Heroes – a charity whose mission is to help raise awareness around the health and impact of PTS on veterans returning from service.
Fan 4 Kids – a charity which provides a comprehensive nutrition and fitness program to combat childhood obesity, particularly targeting low-income families.
Emma’s Torch – a program to assist refugees to find work in the catering industry by providing culinary and language training.
We look forward to the next event in London in July.