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Help raise $5M For The People of Ukraine

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Stronger Than Ever is a registered 501 c(3) non-profit organization.

As the war in Ukraine continues to unfold, it's clear that this is a humanitarian crisis which will impact the world for years to come. Please join us in raising $5M to ensure that the Ukrainian people have the support they need to emerge stronger than ever from this crisis.

Ric Elias will personally match all funds raised, up to $2.5M.

Inspired by Natalie Jaresko

Our current mission of raising $5M for the people of Ukraine is inspired by Natalie Jaresko, the former Finance Minister of Ukraine. Joining us at Red Ventures recently for a Leadership conference, Natalie reminded us of the tragic realities of war, but more importantly, the power of resilience and hope. Inspired by her words, we have made a commitment to use our platform to help make a difference.

You can hear the full conversation with Natalie and Ric below, or wherever you get podcasts.

Photo of Ric Elias speaking to Natalie Jaresko, the former Finance Minister of Ukraine

About Ric Elias

Ric Elias is the co-founder and CEO of Red Ventures. In addition to his visionary business leadership, Ric is widely known for his viral TEDTalk, "3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed" and his many social impact initiatives.

Since 2013, Ric has also led a number of nonprofits aimed at creating education and career opportunities for underserved youth. To date, Road to Hire has supported 1,200 young people on their paths to high-earning careers, and Golden Door Scholars has award 551 full scholarships to high-achieving undocumented students.

In 2021, Ric and his wife Brenda joined The Giving Pledge, committing to give away the majority of their wealth for the greater good.

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Our History

In 2022, in response to the war unfolding in Ukraine, Ric has expanded the mission of an existing nonprofit he founded in 2017: Rebuild Puerto Rico. The new organization, Stronger Than Ever, will support humanitarian crises around the world. Beginning with a personal pledge of $2.5M, our goal is to raise $5M to support Ukrainian people.

In 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico as “the most devastating storm to hit the island this century, if not in modern history.” In the days that followed, Ric Elias launched a new nonprofit to help his home territory, called Rebuild Puerto Rico, and personally pledged $5M to catalyze high-impact, long-term solutions. To date, Rebuild Puerto Rico has provided 100 homes for Puerto Ricans who were displaced by the storm.

Our determination and commitment to uplift humanity, peace, and freedom is stronger than ever.

"History is full of examples of good vs evil. In our lifetime, this is the most clear example of the battle being fought. What we do in support of good will not only decide the outcome of this war, but define how we view ourselves in the world moving forward."

– Ric Elias


Stronger Than Ever is a registered 501 c(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID number (EIN) 82-2906615

If you'd prefer to send a donation via check, please mail to:

Stronger Than Ever
1423 Red Ventures Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29707
Memo Line: Ukraine