March Madness Charity Fundraiser

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 14, 2011

It is March Madness time again! Definitely one of our favorite times of the year so we wanted to do something here at Under30CEO for the tournament. We are holding a charity fundraiser that everyone can join and donate to a charity of their choice. 100% of all funds will be going to charity.

Deadline is Thursday, March 17th

How it works

Step 1: Everyone is encouraged to go to our fundraiser page and make a $10 donation along with a suggestion to a charity you want it to go to if you win. When you make your donation do not forget to include a charity of your choice in the box that says “Leave a message with your donation”.

Step 2: Go to our group on and fill out your tournament bracket using the password “under30ceo” (Make an ESPN account if you don’t already have one). You can fill out up to 10 brackets just be sure to also donate $10 for each bracket you submit. Even if you are not familiar with the teams or the tournament just have some fun and pick some winners! At the end of the day all the money goes to a good cause. Don’t forget you have to submit the bracket by March 17th at the start of the first game.

Step 3: Sit back and cheer for your picks! The championship game is April 4th after which we will announce the results of the fundraiser on We will also make updates throughout the tournament on the site or you can follow everyone’s submissions in the group on ESPN.

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The winner’s bracket will have all the money raised donated to the charity they chose.

It’s simple, fun and for a good cause so we hope everyone takes a few minutes to get involved…We know you’re doing it at your offices and with your friends so take some time to help a charity out.

Some suggestions for charities:

  • American Red Cross: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Club of America
  • The American Heart Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Feed the Children
  • United Way

And of course there are many more…Feel free to choose any charity you would like.

Spread the word and get your friends involved. Thanks everyone!

Feel free to email Jared @ with any questions.

About The Author

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.


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