Yehuda Gurwitz, 33


What you do:

My life job is to help and empower do-gooders to change the world. The company I built, Charidy, helps socially aware nonprofits increase awareness and raise funds. We partner with influential leaders in media, business, technology and government.

Unexpected fun fact:

I box regularly and was asked to compete in a public match for charity. I had to decline because boxing rules demand that fighters must shave their beard. 

Quote you live by:

“The impossible is possible.”

How you got here:

Our company, Charidy, is based on the inspiration of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who taught us that every Jew is good at their core — they have both a good side and a not-so-good side to them. Our job is to help people be conscious of their good side and to give and help others.

What do you consider unique or innovative about what you do?

Most people look at the giving space and see how they can profit off of what’s already there. For example, say the giving space is at $400 billion in the U.S. They will look to see how to profit off of that figure. At Charidy, we look to see how we can maximize the space by increasing that number to $500-$600 billion and make money off of the increase.

Best advice you received:

It’s not about what you tell others, it’s about what you tell yourself.

What Jewish source, person, book, etc., has inspired your work?

The Lubavitcher Rebbe.

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