Keith Leaphart Launches Philanthropic Startup to Empower Everyday Givers

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Charitable efforts make the world a better place, and one person that lives by this principle is Keith Leaphart, a founder who launched a fintech startup to empower individual givers. 

The Inspiration Behind Philanthropi

Nearly two decades ago while attending medical and business school in the Hamptons, Leapheart came up with Philanthropi. During the time, he also had a commercial cleaning business to financially support his educational pathway geared toward becoming a physician.

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One of Leaphart’s earliest clients was Suburban Cable, which at the time was led by Gerry Lenfest. Cleaning the office of the late billionaire philanthropist and businessman ultimately led to a friendship spanning decades long and exposed Leaphart to the importance of philanthropy.

“What I realized while working with Gerry Lenfest is that you don’t have to be Gerry Lenfest to be a philanthropist. The reality is philanthropy has shifted more from a destination to a journey,” Leaphart told AfroTech.

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