Autism Rocks is a young charity that has seen significant success. The charity’s goal is to raise money for autism. But more specifically, the charity wants to increase funding to research for the disease. It does this through music. Recently, the charity has used one method to raise all of its funds through music. They organize small concerts and in exchange for significant donations, individuals get a seat at the show.
Autism Rocks has had concerts with headliners like Lenny Kravitz and Prince, and it plans to have many more. They charity also wants to explore different methods. So far the shows have only been held in London and Autism Rocks would like to try hosting the shows in different cities around the world. In addition, the shows have generally been attended by the wealthy because they are the only ones who can afford the 500 pound minimum donation. The charity would like to have contests where the winner would win a ticket to the show. The charity would also like to try bigger events and even release a CD, a compilation by different artists where the proceeds would be back to benefit the charity.
The man behind the charity is Sanjay Shah. Shah is most well known for his financial company, that also happens to be fairly young. He has had success in the financial industry for some time and is now taking a step back to concentrate on philanthropy. There were two main causes for this. The first was that Shah’s company, Solo Capital, started to do so well that he was no longer needed for daily oversight. The second reason Shah decided to take up philanthropy is that his son was diagnosed with autism and he wanted desperately to find a way to help.
But the music industry is not such a big leap for Shah. During his days at King’s College, Shah would promote local concerts around London. Now he does the same thing but with a much bigger picture and a loftier goal in his mind.