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Jewish Philanthropy Podcast

Oct 21, 2020

Mark Gerson

Topic: The Promise of Philanthropy

Mark Gerson is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist.  He is the co-founder of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), a knowledge marketplace with more than 700,000 experts, Thuzio, Julius, Voray, and Quality Reviews. Most recently, he founded and Chairs a venture studio, Create, backed by 20 of New York City’s most successful founders, including that of Crunch, Dia & Co, Yieldstreet, Lola, SLT and more. The objective of the studio is to build forward thinking, best in class companies with extraordinary people. 

In the nonprofit space, Mark is the co-founder and Chairman of United Hatzalah, the pioneering crowd-sourced system of volunteer first responders that enables Israelis to receive lifesaving treatment within the crucial three minutes following any kind of trauma. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of African Mission Healthcare, which supports the work of Christian medical missionaries who perform indispensable clinical care throughout Africa.

Mark is a graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School. He is married to Rabbi Erica Gerson, and they and their four children live in New York City.

In this wide ranging interview, we cover:
1. Tikkun Olam

2. Jewish/Christian Relations

3. ROI/ Business & Charity Nexus

4. You Can't Lose by Giving

5. Maimonides and creating a giving nature

6.The 80/20 Rule in Charity

And much much more!