Teens Pitch Charity Ideas To Investors In Front Of Live Audience

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Staff report

Seven charities founded and run by local teens were given a total of $101,000 in funding from philanthropist investors during the 4th Annual Philanthropy Tank Live Pitch Event.

Held last month in front of a live audience of about 500 people at the Cohen Pavilion of the Kravis Center, teens gave a three minute presentation to four philanthropist investors Shark Tank style.

At stake, up to $15,000 for their cause. The event ended with the “sharks” philanthropist investors, Christine Stiller, Larry Stern, Jim Karp and John Scarpa, investing into each charity.

Winners included: Art for the Soul, Alex’s Free Kicks, STEM Lab, Code Autism, Mayan Girls, Alive with Music, Little Angels Today, Bright Minds Tomorrow.