It is a question we often ask the many incredible people we have had the privilege to work with over the years. It is rooted in our belief that while investments make change possible, people make change happen.
With this in mind, we created the #MakeItHappen site as a digital space where dreamers and doers can seed and grow new ideas that will make a meaningful difference in the world.
It is inspired by the groundswell of young people we meet every day, all around the world, who are contributing their time and talent to strengthening the Jewish future and who are also drawing on Jewish values as they give back to their communities.
Over the course of 25 years of investing in young people as agents of change, we have noticed just how many share similar passions and would benefit from learning and working together. We began to ask ourselves:
And then #MakeItHappen was born.
#MakeItHappen is built on three assumptions we believe deeply to be true:
For 25 years, we have been investing in and supporting inspiring people and ideas to ensure a vibrant Jewish future. As we look toward the future, we hope you will join us in dreaming big and taking risks to make it happen every day in communities around the world.
As our founder and chair, Lynn Schusterman, says, "We might help make it possible—YOU make it happen!"
So, how will YOU #MakeItHappen?
Your friends at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network