Jumpstart Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Shari Arison, Global Business Leader and Philanthropist

Jumpstart President & CEO, Naila Bolus hosts Founder of Good Deeds Day, Shari Arison, to discuss the importance of “doing good” and her new book, Activate Your Goodness

As part of a year-long celebration to commemorate two decades of service to preschool children in low-income neighborhoods, Jumpstart, a national early education organization, will host a fireside chat with global business leader and philanthropist, Shari Arison, to discuss the power of supporting communities in need on Thursday, March 7.

The chat will discuss Shari Arison’s work as a businesswoman, philanthropist and author; her overall “doing good” philosophy; her drive to initiate an international day based on acts of goodness called Good Deeds Day and its 2013 launch in Times Square; in addition to the premise of her new book, Activate Your Goodness – Transforming the World through Doing Good. Participants will receive an autographed copy of Activate Your Goodness.

Jumpstart began at Yale University in 1993 from the vision of four college students who wanted to change the circumstances of children living in poverty. Today, the organization operates in 200 communities, training 4,300 college students to serve 11,000 preschool children throughout the Tri State area and across the country. In honor of Jumpstart’s history, the event will also spotlight Jumpstart alumni who have supported the organization since the beginning.

Thursday, March 7; 7:00-8:30pm

1290 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10104

Leah Brunson, Director, Marketing & Communications, Jumpstart
857.413.4590; 617.680.7427 (mobile)

Post event photos available upon request.


About Jumpstart

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to serve preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Learn more at jstart.org.

About Shari Arison

Businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison is the owner of the Arison Group, operating in 38 countries across 5 continents to realize the vision of Doing Good. Arison Investments, its business arm, includes Bank Hapoalim, Shikun & Binui, Salt of the Earth, and Miya, and The Ted Arison Family Foundation, its philanthropic arm, includes the organizations Essence of Life, Ruach Tova (Good Spirit), Goodnet, and All One.

Arison initiated Good Deeds Day, where people from all over the world come out to do a good deed for the benefit of others. In addition Arison founded Matan, based on United Way.

She is repeatedly ranked by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in the world (2011, 2012), and as one of the world’s greenest billionaires (2010) for “her contributions to the environment, both in Israel and throughout the world, which she puts into practice in her business dealings.”

In 2010, Arison received the America-Israel Friendship League’s Partners for Democracy Award, in recognition of her contribution to advancing economic relations between the United States and Israel. She is a mother of four, an American-Israeli residing in Israel. For more information, visit www.shariarison.com.

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