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
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Please enjoy this blog and if interested in any charities, never forget how important it is to make someone else happy.
Latest News From Ira Riklis
August 3, 2017- The Changing Face Of Hip-Hop And Giving Back
Hip-hop artists are changing the culture from blinging to giving. Ira Riklis highlights some of the work hip-hop artists are doing to give back to different communities. Some of the do-gooders include:
- Chance The Rapper helping a city in need
- Common and Kanye West coming together to stamp out joblessness in Chicago
- 2 Chains paying year’s worth of rent for a single mother
August 17, 2017- Your Next Glass Of Wine Can Help Someone Else
Love wine? Ira Riklis highlights seven wine events and wineries that will make you love your next glass of vino even more. Here are some wineries and fundraising events that include giving back and good wine:
- Wine crawl for charity
- Destin charity wine auction
- Red Tail Ridge Winery
- Newman’s Own wines
February 28, 2018 – Super Bowl Champion Chris Long Gives Back
Chris Long of the Super Bowl Championship team the Philadelphia Eagles has a passion for giving back to his community. He has donated his 2017 salary to causes he supports. Ira Riklis covers the following in this week’s post:
- Long’s Commitment to Education
- Chris Long’s Foundation
- Long’s Next Fundraising Event
- Charitable Teammates
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:
- 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