Arts, Hearts + Philanthropy (AHP) is an initiative to bring awareness to social, economic and environmental challenges - bridging ideas and vision with socially conscious organizations and influential individuals.
We leverage our platform to amplify causes and inspire action. AHP's efforts are guided by the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals - a framework for creating a better, more prosperous future for our children.
Welcome to Aalia's Corner. Aalia turned 5 this year and is our Ambassador Hope.
Join Aalia and our previous keynotes and special guests. Aalia will want us to use our minds, our hearts, and our ideas to not only envision a better tomorrow, but to take immediate and urgent action today!
Keynotes and Special Guests have included:
James Cameron, Presidents George W. Bush & Bill Clinton, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Stephen Hawking, Sir Richard Branson, Robert De Niro, Quincy Jones, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron, Alicia Keys, John Travolta, Halle Berry, Ashton Kutcher Colin Farrell, Mathew McConaughey, Randy Jackson, Sean Penn, John Paul DeJoria, Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Buzz Aldrin, Les Brown, Joey Fatone, Mario Lopez, and Sean 'Diddy' Combs, among others.
Currently, nearly 1 billion people - children and their families - live on less than $1.25 a day. By simply tripling this to $3.75 a day, we can start the process of eradicating extreme poverty worldwide.
We were once a small society on a big planet. Today, we are a big society on a small planet.
Our generation has a unique opportunity. We could be the first in human history to leave our children no greenhouse gas emissions, no poverty, and no biodiversity loss.
World leaders met at the United Nations in NY on Sept 25, 2015 to adopt The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goals range from ending poverty and improving health, to protecting the planet’s biosphere and creating sustainable, renewable energy.
The 17 SDGs are the first development framework that recognizes a fundamental shift in our relationship with the planet; the economics, politics, and technology respective to our relationship to the planet, to each other, as a species. Recently, we have moved into what many are calling the Anthropocene - a volatile, unpredictable era of human-induced environmental change. This fundamental shift necessitates a new economic model. No longer can we assume – as prevailing economic thinking has – that resources are endless.
The Arts, Hearts & Philanthropy initiative is guided by the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals that world leaders agreed to for a better world by 2030. Countries including Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden are well on the way to achieving many of them. In the last few decades, poverty has been halved. Violent conflict has slowed. Diseases are being eradicated. The global population is set to stabilize. The ozone layer is showing signs of recovery. And the digital revolution is disrupting entire industries in ways that could benefit the planet.
Guided by these goals, AHP works with initiatives across a wide range of efforts including education and arts training, gender equality, early childhood development, the eradication of poverty, ending human trafficking, addressing homelessness, the promotion of good health and well-being, fighting climate change, and economic empowerment through diversity in business and entrepreneurship training.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.