Chad is a strong believer in charitable giving and has always made it a part of his financial life ever since his first $1.00 allowance as a child.
He has identified the following areas of charity that he and GreenStar Advisors wishes to support through giving of time, money and resources.
The World's Poorest PeopleWe favor organizations that utilize microlending and infrastructure giving projects, particularly those in politically repressed societies. We feel that traditional aid can be complicated, inefficient and very difficult on a small scale. We see that there are a multitude of reasons that keep people in poverty and that their needs are varied, some urgent and some long term. We feel that it's in line with our culture to look toward long term approaches to poverty in our giving.
Women's Equality and Oppression IssuesSeeing women throughout the world thrive through equality and respect. We support organizations that look to fight crime against women (notably sexual crimes and sex trade).
Medical CharitiesWe see that a negative side-effect of the for-profit nature of our healthcare system can be that some diseases do not get the attention needed to cure and prevent them. In our giving, we hope to equalize this.
Disaster VictimsProviding quick aid to those affected by natural disaster. Each year we witness communities throughout the world destroyed without warning. We mourn the tragic and random nature of this while recognizing that it's not much more than good luck to not be affected by it. We see our giving as a token of this.
Animal ProtectionHuman existence has negatively affected nearly all other species on the earth. We believe that this has been essentially because of an ancient ethic that has only recently begun to change through human self-awareness. We support organizations seeking to reverse and mitigate human impact on other animals.