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About Ira Riklis Charity Blog

Ira formal dinner at The Palacio de Fronteira

Charity is dear to Ira Riklis‘ heart. In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, Ira mentions that he is in the “second stage” of Philanthropy. This Charity blog is to share the accomplishments of 501(c)3s with a much more broad audience. Ira Rilkis is a man who is not shy about giving. Riklis selflessly donates to charities around New York City. His donations are often made in such a way that, with the funds, the non-profit can help themselves succeed. With a sturdy plan and budget like his, Ira Riklis aims to help charities from their launch to the time when other benefactors will lend a helping hand. He has done this with The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

Ira Riklis and His Family

Taking on the talented business model of his father, Meshulam Riklis, Ira is the president of the Rapid America Corporation. Upon moving to America, Meshulam Riklis had majored in Mathematics at the University of Ohio in 1940. He analysed the stocks at Piper Jaffray. Once owning significant stocks, he climbed the ladder and is seated as the founder of The Rapid-American Corporation.

Meshulam had 3 children together and had raised Ira to be a businessman as well. Ira and his sisters have lived a very nice life and have neither problems giving to the less fortunate, nor to foundations that really need financial help.

Ira Riklis’ Work History

Currently, Ira Riklis is the CEO of Lydia Security Monitoring Inc. dba C.O.P.S. Monitoring.


  • President at Sutherland Capital Mgmt. Inc.
  • Past Investor at Seguin Partners, LLC
  • CEO at SNiP Telecommunications
  • Investor at Asset Alliance
  • Investor at BuyerLeverage
  • Board Member at American Committee for the Tel Aviv Foundation
  • Partner at Charter Sports
  • Co-Producer at Etz Limon Production
  • CEO at Matrix Security
  • Investor at BusTV
  • President at Ice Cream Ira’s Inc.


  • University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School
  • Horace Mann
  • Great Neck North

Please enjoy this blog and if interested in any charities, never forget how important it is to make someone else happy.

Ira Riklis

Latest News From Ira Riklis

March 29, 2018 – Running For A Cause

Those who run do so for many different reasons. Some run for personal reasons, such as to stay fit, and others run because they want to support a cause. Read about some great charitable runs including:

  • Blue Cross Broad Street Run
  • Jingle Bell Run
  • Cupid’s Chase 5K

April 30, 2018 – Give Teachers And Children A Helping Hand

Donating to a worthy cause is a great way to help others in need. Teachers often must fund their own classroom expenses on top of already low pay. Donating to charities which help our teachers and students is worthwhile. Some options covered in this blog are:

  • Donor’s Choose
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
  • Social Media

May 24, 2018 – Access To Clean Water Is A Human Right: How You Can Help

If you want to do something about this humanitarian crisis, there are fortunately several clean water charities working to provide clean water to communities throughout the developing world. Some of the organizations discussed in this post are:

  • Water.org
  • Generosity.org
  • Pure Water For The World

July 20, 2018 – These Charities Are Working To Reduce Plastic In Our Oceans

In honor of Shark Week, this month’s charity blog takes a look at the charities trying to eradicate plastic pollution in our planet’s oceans. Some of those charities are:

  • Plastic Oceans
  • Sea Life Trust
  • The Ocean Cleanup

August 28, 2018 – How To Identify A Good Charity

Being able to give to those in need is a great feeling. Knowing how to identify legitimate charities is essential when making donations. This post covers:

  • Identifying Bad Charities
  • Finding Worthwhile Charities
  • How To Avoid Scams

September 30, 2018 – Helping Hurricane Victims

Natural disasters, such as Hurricane Florence, that battered the Carolinas, brings about the need for individuals to band together and make a difference in the lives of those devastated by such events. Ways you can help covered in this post:

  • Give Cash
  • Volunteer Your Time
  • Assist Animals In Need

October 18, 2018 – Help Feed Others And End World Hunger

Ira Riklis has compiled a list of ways that you can partake in stamping out world hunger including:

  • Donating Food
  • Volunteering
  • Cutting Down On Waste