In 2010, the entrepreneur Jason Hope donated $500,000 to SENS Foundation to support its research on rejuvenation biotechnologies. This was just one iteration of a huge drive by the global scientific community to fund research in rejuvenation treatments for age-related diseases. SENS is a non-profit founded in 2009 that remains based in California. It concentrates on big human aging-related diseases like Alzheimer’s, Atherosclerosis, and Diabetes. However, these are not its only areas of interest. There are many. Hope deeply feels that the work of SENS will revolutionize the medical world in these areas. Read more about Jason Hope at ideamensch.com
SENS is led by its CEO, Mike Kope. He is convinced that he is driving SENS toward this medical revolution He said Jason Hope’s substantial contribution was instrumental in helping them complete several projects in 2011. His words concerning Hope’s $500,000 donation were seconded by SENS chairman, Peter Thiel. In fact, it was Thiel who hosted the dinner and presentation event where the donation was first officially announced. SENS CSO, Aubrey de Grey stated that one of the biggest of these 2011 projects included research on arteriosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries, a leading cause of hypertension in the elderly.
It also contributes to long-sightedness and aging skin. Healthcare is not Hope’s philanthropic concern. Jason Hope is also a frequent financial giver to educational initiatives. Other than SENS, Jason Hope has been involved with such organization as Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter, The Tony Hawk Foundation, The Andre Agassi Foundation, True Colors Fund, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, Family Health International, Worldwide Orphans Foundation, T Gen Foundation, Teach for America Phoenix, and the International Foundation for Education and Self Help and the Arizona Science Center.
Hope resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his family. Besides entrepreneurship, has a decided role as a futurist, philanthropist, and investor. He was raised in Tempe, Arizona. He is also extremely interested and involved in both state and national politics. After high school he obtained his undergraduate degree in Finance from Arizona State University, followed by earning an MBA from its W.P. Carey School of Business.