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Options University Review on Give Back Program • Options University’s Philanthropic Efforts Reaching People Worldwide • Boca Raton-based Options University and President Brett Fogle have raised and donated over $125,000 during the last three years, proving that even in a recession companies can ‘give back’ • Options University, based in Boca Raton, FL, is well-known as a world-class, leading global resource for options trading education and training, teaching investors better personal investing strategies. Options University offers courses for investors at every level of experience, and has many different products and services to choose from including home study courses, live interactive online classes, and trading software. • What some people may not know is that Options University is a leader in charitable donations for worthwhile causes around the world, raising over $125,000 since 2009 for various global charities. • Brett Fogle, co-founder of Options University believes in giving back through social entrepreneurship. As stated by Fogle, “I am proud to be working to raise money for the various causes that we have chosen, with the ultimate goal of making a sustainable difference in the world.”
Options University Review on Give Back Program • Options University regularly donates money to the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps injured members of our armed services and shows support of our armed forces and families. Fogle was recently recognized by the organization. • In January of 2010, immediately after the devastating earthquakes in Haiti, Options University sent $40,000 that it had raised to the Caring House Foundation, which builds homes, schools, and orphanages in Haiti. In June of that year, Options University President Brett Fogle presented an additional $10,000 check to Caring House Foundation founder Frank McKinney. • In May of 2009, with the help of its students and clients, Options University raised and donated $45,000 to donate to Virgin Unite, Sir Richard Branson’s non-profit organization. Virgin Unite is dedicated to focusing on social, economic and environmental issues worldwide by working with partners around the world to develop new approaches to tough societal issues. Some of the causes to which Virgin Unite contributes are: Free the Children, National Alliance to End Homelessness, and the National Network for Youth, just to name a few. Fogle’s fundraising work earned him an invitation to Richard Branson’s private island to discuss social giving and entrepreneurship with Mr. Branson and others. During this time on the island, Fogle, Branson and 19 other socially-minded entrepreneurs discussed business, life, and social insights and strategies to help make a continued and sustainable difference in the world in the future and the value of social entrepreneurship.
Options University Review on Give Back Program • In 2007, Options University was a major sponsor of the Dressed to Kilt charity event hosted by Donald Trump in New York City, which benefited Scottish American soldiers wounded overseas, along with other major sponsors Mercedes Benz and Victoria’s Secret. • Options University actively supports other local and national causes, such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, the American Breast Cancer Society and the Make a Wish Foundation. • When asked why he dedicates his time and money to charity, Brett Fogle responded, “There is much more to Options University than just an investment education. We're a socially minded company dedicated to giving back to make the world a better place.” • Options University has been named as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 500 privately held companies in the United States. As part of this prestigious honor, in 2008 they were named as #276 on the list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and were ranked #2 in the Top Education Companies and #11 in the Top 100 Businesses in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL. • Press can contact Brett Fogle at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 561-715-7302.