“Exploring Humanist Giving”
AJ Chalom is the Humanist Giving Program Coordinator for Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable foundation. AJ introduced the reality that religious people give more to charity than non-believers. She discussed why it is important for secular people to increase their visibility within the philanthropic world, and she showed examples of the best practices used to identify worthy beneficiaries we can support. This is a video of her platform address delivered to the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago on May 3, 2015.
AJ Chalom lives in suburban Chicago, where she enjoys lake walks, classical music, and all that life throws her way. She is passionate about the work of Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB). She balances life with her children, her busy husband, and always finding another cause to expend her energy. A lifelong humanist, she has worked extensively within the Humanistic Jewish movement. She has worked as a geologist, a historic preservation researcher, and a teen organizer. As the humanist giving program coordinator at FBB, AJ focuses on researching and selecting potential beneficiaries. Learn more about her work at foundationbeyondbelief.org.