Scott Harrison spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, West Africa as a volunteer photojournalist. Upon returning home to New York City two years later, he founded the non-profit organization charity: water in 2006.
Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the world’s 663 million people without clean water to drink, he created public installations and innovative online fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue.
charity: water is a non-profit organisation bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries around the world, and by doing that improving health, education, and opportunity – especially for women and children.
Their mission is to solve the water crisis and reinvent charity for a new generation.
In eleven years, with the help of more than 1 million donors worldwide, charity: water has raised over $250 million and funded over 24,000 water projects in 24 countries. which has provided over 7.4 million people with clean, safe drinking water.
For his work with charity: water and what it has accomplished, Scott was recently recognized in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, the Forbes Magazine Impact 30 list and was recently #10 in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business issue. He is also currently a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Scott is rarely in London and we’ve invited him along to speak on how he’s making a Dent in the universe with charity: water. Click here to read more