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Jonah Engler is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist with a passion for giving to others. He attributes much of his success to his early days working with his mother at the United Federation of Teachers. Much of his charitable business experience has been attributed to the latter. Jonah began his first startup a few years after fruitful experiences in the corporate world. His charity began to flourish due to his hard work, dedication, and genuine techniques. Soon after, he began to take on more charitable endeavors with the same model, but with different, yet important missions. Jonah aside from his own charities, he enjoys donating money and his time to others he believes in. Jonah’s personal life consists of spending time with his three children and wife. Much of their time together is spent traveling and experiencing other cultures. He enjoys trying new kinds of unique foods and beverages, especially different kinds of coffee. Jonah Engler is the embodiment of the modern creative and humble entrepreneur, a seemingly rare trait in today’s divisive society.

How did you get involved in the Non-profit industry?

I got involved with charity when I was young, my mother worked for the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). My first job working for UFT as a staff aide gave me the spirit and drive to later pursue charitable endeavors.

Did you ever doubt your business idea?

Never have I doubted the idea behind the business, but I have doubted myself while building the business behind the idea. It is important to continue through the doubt, otherwise, what is the point?

Did you have a mentor?

I have had several mentors throughout my journey, each play significant role in the process

Do you have any regrets about your career choices?

Never. I may regret decisions or situations that did not go in my favor; however, it’s about those who are needing the help and I will never regret that.

Which business leaders do you admire most?

Nearly anybody can run a business, but the business leaders that become significant philanthropists are who I look up to. Bill and Melinda Gates are a huge inspiration to me personally. George Soros is another significant philanthropist with whom I gain inspiration.

What does the future hold for your company?

I believe the ‘sky is the limit and then there’s space and it’s limitless’, I think we will continue with our mission helping those in need and future will bless us.

What is the most important aspect of your brand?

I would say maintaining transparency in conjunction with our mission is key.

What motivates you?

The feeling one gets when giving to others and knowing that giving is my true passion is my motivation.

How do you unwind?

I love to eat! Enjoying a great meal with my family, listening to music, watching sports, and reading. I am just like everyone and I wouldn’t change it

 

Do you have any advice for our readers?

Deep down in each of us, we know what drives us and makes us happy. Just focus on what makes you happy and you will never doubt what you’re doing isn’t right.