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ABOUT

The Arts, Hearts & Philanthropy Initiative was founded in 2011 as a grass roots movement by a small handful of socially conscious entrepreneurs, artists and visionaries - committed to building the best possible future for our children and future generations ahead.
 
In this mission, AHP seeks to assemble an alliance of influential individuals and organizations, and provide a platform to amplify awareness and calls to action that tackle grand global challenges. AHP leverages the power of community activism, the arts, media and NGOs to inspire, educate and move society in taking immediate action.
OUR WORK.
Arts, Hearts & Philanthropy sponsors, empowers, and raises awareness for charitable initiatives and socially conscious for-profit efforts. We build world-class live and online event platforms featuring leaders in academia, business, technology, government and entertainment, bridging disruptive ideas with communities and organizations from all sectors of industry.  AHP also works with its partners on their awareness campaigns and in meeting their non-profit fundraising goals. 
We believe that it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future, with a key focus on our children as they inherit the world we create.
ADOPTION.
Guided by the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we work with initiatives across a wide range of causes including education and arts training, gender equality, early childhood development, the eradication of poverty, ending human trafficking, climate change, wildlife conservation, homelessness, the promotion of good health and well-being, and economic empowerment through diversity in business and entrepreneurship training.

"There are extraordinary opportunities that are out there, and unbelievable things that can be built. And every problem that we face as humans is an opportunity

to build a solution and a business." 

 

- Ashton Kutcher, 

Actor/Investor & Founder of THORN (2018, AHP sponsored event)

WHO WE'VE SUPPORTED.
 
The principals of Arts, Hearts & Philanthropy have sponsored and produced 250+ events supporting over 140 nonprofit organizations around the world, including: 
Downtown Women's Center, U.S. Marine Corps - Toys For Tots, The Jenesse Project, UNICEF, Save The Children,  THORNFeed A BillionClinton FoundationJust Keep Livin FoundationQuincy Jones FoundationCharlize Theron Africa Outreach ProjectBreed LifeChild Liberation FoundationMy Life My PowerFirelife Foundation, Keep A Child AliveonePULSE Foundation, and United Intentions Foundation, among others.
Contact us to find out how we can help you reach your goals.
 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Arts, Hearts & Philanthropy initiative is pushed forward by a coalition of veterans, academics, artists and socially conscious entrepreneurs - community leaders across multiple sectors of industry, culture and society.

  • Aalia

    AHP's Ambassador of Hope

    Ice Cream Aficionado

    Aalia turns 4 later this year. She is bright, intuitive, full of curiosity, She can recant her ABCs and can count to ten in 3 languages; English, Spanish and Japanese!  Her favorite pastime is to play on the swings, go down the biggest slides, and hoping that the ice cream truck arrives before leaving the playground. Aalia, in her travels, fills every room with her smile, laughter and playfulness...

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  • Rachel Carlsen, CPA

    Accountant & Business Consultant

    Series 7 & 66 Licensing

    Rachel has over 25 years of experience in Accounting and Finance. After Rachel received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from UNLV, she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where she began her training and eventual ascension in the field of Public Accountancy, quickly receiving her CPA license in 1998 and her Series 7 and 66 licensing in 2011...

     

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  • Aaron Harris, J.D.

    SVP, Legal, Universal Music Group

    Business & Legal Affairs, Global Digital Bus.

    Aaron received his degree from Yale School of Law in 1999 and went on to work at Monger, Tolles & Olson from 1999 until 2001. Aaron then joined the powerhouse firm Manatt, Phelps & Philips for 4 years, before joining Universal Music Group where he has remained for 15 years. Aaron currently holds the position of SVP, Business & Legal Affairs at Universal Music Group, Global Digital Business. 

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  • Dr. Gloria Ayee, Ph.D

    Harvard University, Lecturer

    & Postdoctoral Fellow

    Gloria is a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University, and a faculty associate with the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Gloria also holds a faculty appointment at the Harvard Extension School. Her areas of specialization are American politics, comparative politics, behavior and identity politics, and race...

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  • Sam Hamdan

    Founder, World Summit on Innovation

    and Entrepreneurship

    Sam is founder of The World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) that has featured world leaders such as Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Stephen Hawking, Neil Degrasse Tyson and Anne Rosenberg (Sr. VP & Global Head, SAP Next-Gen), among others. The WSIE was born in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Union, International...

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  • Dr. James Dentley

    Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author

    Life & Business Strategist

    James is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and one of the nation’s top Life and Business Strategist. As a world renowned motivational speakers, James Dentley is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of...

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  • Rhona Bennett

    Member of EnVogue & Life Coach

    Founder, Personal Power University

    Rhona is a member of the Grammy-nominated and iconic R&B group EnVogue. She is also an accomplished actress from The Jamie Foxx Show, a Life Coach and the founder of Personal Power University. A native of Chicago's vibrant music and performing arts scenes, Rhona Bennett (also known as Miss R&B) is passionate about empowering others to unlock their personal power...

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  • Dennis Mukai

    Fine Artist & Photographer

    Pop Culture Icon

    Dennis is most widely recognized for his published portraits of stunning women in free flowing expressive strokes.  As a contributing artist, his paintings were featured monthly in Playboy magazine throughout the 80's and 90’s - whereas still today, pop culture and art enthusiasts enamored with that generation, embrace those decades through Mukai’s ability to captivate and connect. His clients have included Levi's, Volvo, Coca-Cola, Mattel... 

     

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  • SgtMaj Billy R. Zinnerman

    Sergeant Major, USMC, Ret.

    National Montford Point Marine Assoc.

    SgtMaj Zinnerman started 25 years of active duty service in the U.S. Marines as a young recruit in 1977, and retired in 2002. Over his tour, the SgtMaj's decorations include; Navy And Marine Corps Medal, Bronze Star with “V” Device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 3 gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 3 gold stars, Humanitarian Service Award with 1 Bronze Star...

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  • Dale Godboldo

    Actor, Producer & Entrepreneur

    Event Production & Nonprofit Fundraising

    Dale is a 30 year veteran of entertainment both in front of and behind the camera. He  began his career on Disney's 'All New' Mickey Mouse Club before appearing in over 130 episodes of television and a dozen films, recently starring as Carl E. Douglas in the Emmy-winning The People v. OJ SImpson: American Crime Story. Behind the camera, he has produced films and hundreds of summits and galas...

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  • Bryan Gallinger

    Entrepreneur, Media/Event Producer

    Marketing & Nonprofits

    Bryan is a serial entrepreneur who has worked on over 100 companies/projects since 1994, helping a wide variety of entrepreneurs, artists, nonprofits and individuals in accomplishing their goals. He is founder and CEO of G.O.A.T. Consulting Group that has produced work for Lucasfilm, Discovery Channel, The Kardashians (E!), Pixar, A&E, and Apple, among many others...

     

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  • Dr. Stephanie Adrey

    Adjunct Professor, UCLA

    Author & Entrepreneur

    Stephanie is an adjunct professor at UCLA, an author (Show Me The Money: The 9Ps To Profit!), a workshop presenter for SCORE, and President of Blue Diamond Advisory supporting entrepreneurs seeking solutions addressing growth objectives. As CEO of the Ardrey Group, she lead eight offices across seven western states which have supported clients such as Dole Foods, Bank of America, the California...

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  • Rick A. Morris, PMP, CHBC

    Entrepreneur & Project Manager

    Best-Selling Author

    Rick is a best-selling author, mentor, accomplished project manager and internationally sought-after speaker delivering keynote presentations for large conferences and PMI events around the world. He is an Executive Director for the John Maxwell Team and holds the PMP (Project Management Professional), MPM (Masters of Project Management), Scrum Agile Master, sAFE, PMI-ACP, Six Sigma...

     

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  • Cinnia Finfer

    Entrepreneur & Marketing Expert

    Fashion, Media, Hospitality & Architectual

    Cinnia began her career over 25 years ago as an Account Executive with positions at Rogers & Cowan and The Bohle Company. Her experience is in program planning, content development, media relations, lifestyle marketing, strategic alliances and logistics with a career that has spanned multiple industries. Cinnia was also the Director of Marketing for The Pacific Design Center, a 1.2 million square...

     

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  • Erman Baradi

    Entertainment Industry Panels

    Screenwriter & Producer

    Erman is a leading panel and event producer, and a blossoming filmmaker. In 2016 he was featured in The Huffington Post as "a top networker in Hollywood" due to his extensive background in producing film, television, and music panel and Q&A events featuring industry leaders behind Game of Thrones and This Is Us, as well as CAA, William Morris, NETFLIX, Atlantic Records, and HBO, among others...

     

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  • Axel Tillmann

    Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist

    Startups & Exit Strategies

    Axel is CEO of Alpha Consult with close to three decades of leadership experience. Axel has directed numerous startups to and through successful exits. Known as a serial entrepreneur, he is a well-known, well-connected expert involving start-ups/early-stage, establishing international companies in the US, Entrepreneurship, Going-To-Market Strategy, Sales Leadership, Fundraising & Board of...

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  • Travis Romero

    Writer, Director & TV Exec. Producer

    Education & Nonprofits

    Travis was the Co-Creator, writer, and story editor of USA Network's hit TV series, White Collar which stars Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay. He has several film credits as writer, director, and producer in independent projects that star Michael Biehn and Jon Huertas from NBC's This is Us. Currently, Travis conducts online writing classes for women who aspire to share their craft with the world...

     

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  • Keiko Narukawa

    Fashion, Entrepreneur

    Producer, Tastemaker, Philanthropist

    Aalia's Mommy

    Keiko has been a leader in LA's downtown revitalization efforts for almost two decades, spearheading the most important fashion and retail movements in the area, and carrying brands such as Kate Spade, Vince, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Sabine, and more. She's also produced dozens of fashion/art shows supporting charities such as Downtown Women's Center and US Marine Corp Toys For Tots...

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  • Richard Victor Mahee

    Internet Strategist

    Investment Banker, Producer

    Richard raised the seed capital for "Give Show" on NBC which won a Day Time Children's Emmy starring Blair Underwood and Genna Bush Hager, and supported dozens of outstanding young charities. Richard is also involved in financing "After the Gala," a benefit event that takes place after the Academy Awards, as well as numerous galas and fashion shows featuring leaders in...

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An initiative founded by socially conscious entrepreneurs working to advance community through the arts and global humanitarian efforts.

- For Our Future, Our Children.

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