The AXIA Project continues its effort to build a more inclusive global economy by working with those who are already dedicated to it. In support of Quinton Van der Burgh’s new charity-focused release 100 Making a Difference, the project has announced that it will donate $10 million USD worth of AXIA Coin. These funds will be distributed to all the organizations featured in the book.
Founder Nick Agar reflected on the project’s participation: “AXIA is fundamentally a socially-minded project. Our goal is to create a more inclusive and participatory economy and one step towards doing this is supporting organizations that are already in a line of work that helps underprivileged communities and individuals. We’re proud to work together with Quinton in advancing these worthy causes.”
100 Making a Difference features a collection of photographs taken by world-renowned photographer John Russo. It is part of Van der Burgh’s effort to recognise the work of high-profile donors such as Christy Turlington, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Oprah, Pharrel, Usher, Elton John, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Tommy Hilfiger, Gwyneth Paltrow, and himself. The South African author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist has pledged to donate the book’s sales to the organizations these individuals represent. A total of 143 charities worldwide.
Quinton Van der Burgh is one of the world’s youngest billionaires and examples of successful social work. Through the QVDB Foundation, he has worked to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world, starting with his native country. These projects range from building wells in underprivileged areas to development centers that provide individuals with skills to get them ready for the workplace. The coffee table book will shed some light on the important work being done by him and his peers.
In regards to his collaboration with AXIA, he explained that “All monies from the sale of the 100 Making a Difference book will be divided equally between the foundations in the book. I have further partnered with AXIA and we have set up a Covid Relief fund that aims to help foundations around the world during these incredibly tough times. This will be the first global initiative of many that I plan to roll out in the years ahead.”
The book is available for sale on its official website.