Scott Galloway, renowned business professor and bestselling author, and his wife Beata Galloway recently hosted a fundraiser at their home in Gulf Stream, Florida, raising close to half a million dollars for The Jed Foundation (JED). JED is a leading national non-profit organization that focuses on protecting emotional health and preventing suicide among teens and young adults.
The event, which was attended by close to 200 people, aimed to support JED’s work in promoting mental health and providing resources for young people. The foundation currently has active programming in several Florida schools, including the University of Florida, University of Tampa, and Miami Dade College.
Scott Galloway’s involvement with JED intensified after the tragic death of Alex Kearns, a 20-year-old who died by suicide after mistakenly believing he had accumulated a significant debt on a stock trading platform. Galloway expressed his commitment to raising awareness and funds for teen depression and mental health.
JED partners with high schools and colleges across the country to strengthen mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact young people’s mental health, the need for support and resources has never been greater.
The funds raised at the event will contribute to JED’s efforts in building sustainable communities of care within schools, preventing suicide and substance misuse, and supporting positive educational and life outcomes for teens and young adults.
Scott Galloway and Beata Galloway’s philanthropic work demonstrates their dedication to making a difference in the lives of young people. Their generosity and commitment to mental health advocacy are commendable, and their support will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the communities served by JED.