Chicago-based Karma Members support autism research at the Rescue Our Angels event
Karma International is home to a community of driven individuals who treasure not only philanthropy, but relationships, which has been demonstrated though our countless charitable networking events. Over the past year, Karma has fostered an inspiring relationship as a corporate sponsor of Generation Rescue, the leading non-profit organization raising awareness and providing various forms of assistance to families coping with autism diagnoses.
In our latest venture with the impactful organization, Karma became a sponsor of the 6th annual Rescue Our Angels event – a night dedicated to raising awareness, funds, and emotional support for families in need. All of the event’s proceeds went to Generation Rescue and its many autism-focused initiatives. Many Chicago-based Karma Members were in attendance that night to partake in the live charitable auction, walk the red carpet, and interact face-to-face with the ten families that Karma personally supports.
Members Luis Rivera and Roshan Parikh thoroughly enjoyed the evening and shared their experiences with Karma post-event. Here’s what they had to say:
“Being in the world of rehabilitation and having a wife that works in speech pathology, the Generation Rescue event was amazing. It was very well done and classy, and for me hearing the first hand stories from Jenny McCarthy and many of the families was very moving. Also, seeing some of the kids there as well interacting with everyone was inspiring. Finally, for me it felt great when the live auction generated so much interest and participation to support such a great cause. I am proud to support Karma by contributing to this charity. Karma’s total support for the evening totaled to $17,000, with more to come in an effort to support families who need medical treatment for their children.”- Luis Rivera, Karma Member
“I was really amazed at the coordination and execution of the Generation Rescue event. The city of Chicago and autism communities from around the world came together for an outstanding cause, creating a vivacious and standing room only venue at Studio Paris. I donated my Chicago Bears season tickets not because I have a personal connection with autism, but because when I sat with Generation Rescue’s executive director, Candace McDonald, I was so moved by what the organization was doing, I was compelled to contribute further.” - Roshan Parikh, Karma Member
Karma’s Executive Vice President of Business Development and Philanthropy, Marvin Epstein, expressed gratitude towards Members’ continued support for Generation Rescue, and appreciation of Karma’s newest Midwest participants:
“Over the years, Karma has been blessed to experience significant growth, and with that, our support and involvement with national charities such as Generation Rescue has also blossomed. We are pleased to have attracted the interest of individuals throughout the country, who have since become valuable Members. As an organization, our primary goal is to continue to support worthy causes and provide value for entrepreneurs throughout the US. With Karma’s recent expansion into Chicago, sponsoring the Rescue Our Angels event was a perfect opportunity to further our involvement with Generation Rescue and the result was a night filled to the brim with fun, philanthropy and progress.” – Marvin Epstein, Karma International’s EVP of Business Development and Philanthropy
To learn more about Karma International’s past involvement with Generation Rescue, please click here. For more information on Generation Rescue and how you can get involved, please view the organization’s website. If you’d like to join Karma on our path to further autism awareness, inquire about a membership today.