Jay Z and Ebay Partner to Fundraise for the Hip-Hop Mogul’s Charity
We know Jay Z is always coming up with new ways to expand his business portfolio. This time, his latest business venture is going towards putting money in his charity’s pockets.
The hip-hop mogul’s Shawn Carter Foundation is teaming up with eBay for Charity as part of a new fundraising campaign that will run from May 15-24. All proceeds will go towards the foundation’s educational programs and scholarship funds.
Fans can bid on experiences like VIP passes to Made in America, a VIP concert package to see Bruno Mars, a Big Sean Puma photo shoot and a Champagne Armand de Brignac Luxury At-Home Service Package, among others.
There is also memorabilia such as a Fender guitar signed by Nick Jonas, a DNCE-signed Fender guitar and a Demi Lovato signed concert-worn outfit and signed an autograph.
You can also donate between $10 to $100 directly to the Shawn Carter Foundation which gives you a chance to win a VIP Day at Roc Nation headquarters.
Bidding is currently underway on eBay.
Jay Z’s mother, Gloria Carter, is co-founder of his foundation, and says the auction means a lot to the non-profit organization.
“Our goal is to touch as many people as we possibly can,” she said.
“There are so many young people — a lot of whom are first-generation students — that have the desire to attend college but don’t have the funds. My mother and father taught us to pay it forward and give to the community. That was my inspiration for the foundation. It makes me feel so blessed to be put in a situation where I can help the next generation.”