Futurist Jason Hope Works Hard to Support Anti-Aging Research

Although ignored by many, anti-aging research could be the most intelligent form of philanthropy for wealthy people. They get the usual benefit of knowing they have donated their money to a good cause, and they themselves will benefit from medical breakthroughs that extend human life. After all, death threatens everybody, the rich as well as the poor and middle class. In the long run, money means nothing because you can’t take it with you.

To help everybody live longer and healthier lives, Jason Hope began donating to SENS Foundation in 2010. SENS is a nonprofit organization founded to promote biological rejuvenation biotechnologies that address the problem of aging. Most of medical science looks up “aging” as a natural process, not a disease to be cured, although it certainly puts people at greater risk of coming down with many diseases.

That first donation was for $500,000, and Hope has donated over a million dollars to SENS Foundation since then. Peter Thiel, one of the founders of Pay Pal and a venture capitalist, said hearing of Hope’s committment to the cause of defeating aging was the most inspiring event. Dr. Aubrey de Grey, CSO of SENS Foundation, said Hope’s generous donation would go toward solutions to the harmful accumulation of molecular bonds that cause such conditions as hardening of the arteries.

Jason Hope started out making money from a mobile technology company, and that success encouraged him to partner with other technology company. They include companies working in search engine optimization, digital media, marketing services and interactive software.

Hope grew up in Tempe Arizona and now lives in Scottsdale. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance at Arizona State University. He earned his MBA in Business from the W.P. Carey School of Business, also at Arizona State University. He’s an entrepreneur in mobile technology and the author of numerous articles on the Internet of Things. He’s interested in politics in Arizona and the country, and has a passion for giving back to his community.

As a philanthropist, Hope has also donated money to The Andre Agassi Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, Teach for America Phoenix, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter, T Gen Foundation, The Tony Hawk Foundation, International Foundation for Education and Self Help, True Colors Fund, Worldwide Orphans Foundation, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, Family Health International and the Arizona Science Center.

Jason Hope’s Social Media: www.facebook.com/jason.r.hope