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Jason Hope: Scottsdale, Arizona Entrepreneur and Forward-Thinking Philanthropist

Entrepreneurial people usually are passionate about their businesses. Their high level of motivation, caring, and commitment also transcends their success in the world of business and becomes part of their philosophy of living. One area where successful people are usually eager to get involved is in philanthropy. Personal achievement seems to create a desire to give back and help others, to share with those less fortunate or the world in general.

Jason Hope, an entrepreneur from Scottsdale, Arizona, is a perfect example of the businessman who is willing to reach into his wallet to help worthy causes. Two of Jason’s passions are education and health. For example, in the summer of 2010, Mr. Hope became involved with the International Foundation for Education and Self Help’s (IFESH). He became an IFESH Ambassador and worked to support education, health, and good governance throughout Africa.

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In addition to becoming an IFESH ambassador Jason also regularly donates to the Arizona-based foundation and he has traveled to Africa as part of a group of volunteer educators. The goal is to help African nations eradicate poverty, disease, and inequality. Mr. Hope shares IFESH’s belief that education is the foundation upon which nations can build economic, social, and health reform. Literacy leads to knowledge and knowledge leads to reform success.

IFESH is not the only organization Jason Hope donates to. He also has a close relationship with the SENS Foundation. SENS is an organization that studies rejuvenation biotechnology. Their goal is to develop methods of preventing debilitating diseases caused by the process of aging. SENS believes by preventing the damage done by aging will stop things like Alzheimer’s or heart disease before they occur. Preventing these horrible illnesses will allow people to enjoy a better quality of life for much longer.


Jason Hope is an Arizona native. His family lived in Tempe. His college days included; first, earning a degree in finance from Arizona State University and going on to receive and MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business. Jason is a true renascence man because business and philanthropy are only two of his interests. He is also a well-known and respected futurist and believes enthusiastically that technology like the Internet of Things will change the world in a positive way.