About Us

RaiseYou was founded by a team of entrepreneurs who have spent the past two decades creating some of the Internet's largest marketplaces.

Frustrated with not being able to understand the impact of their charitable donations, they decided to partner with hundreds of top-rated U.S. charities to create a marketplace of quantifiable charitable gifts (think gifts with prices).
RaiseYou is a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and we don't take any fees for your donations.

It's our gift to you.

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Because all RaiseYou gifts are priced, you will be able measure the direct return on your donation.
With donation matching, RaiseYou provides an unparalleled Return on Donation.
We'll keep an ongoing list of the gifts you have donated and lives you have raised — your own Schindler's List.

Executive Team

Megan Coleman

Megan has always been interested in finding ways to help other people. She previously worked at the CMC Decision Neuroscience Lab analyzing economic decision-making behavior, the Stanford Prevention Research Center studying childhood obesity prevention, and the Children’s Health Council helping children with social and behavioral disorders. Megan attended Claremont McKenna College where she received a BA in Psychology and Economics.

Dennis DeAndre

Dennis is an entrepreneur and the owner of DRD Capital, a boutique private equity firm investing in leading Internet companies. Prior to founding RaiseYou and DRD Capital, Dennis founded LoopNet (Nasdaq: LOOP), the Internet’s largest commercial real estate marketplace. Dennis has also built or owned some of the Internet’s largest marketplaces in a number of vertical industries, including businesses for sale, garage sales, aircraft, mobile homes, estate sales and art. He is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.

Edgar Fukson

With an interest in IT and development since the early age of 13, Edgar has a resume of developing and managing Internet marketplaces and other technical projects beyond his years. Edgar has a Bachelors degree in IT Service Management from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and is currently completing a Masters degree in International Project Management from the International Business School.

Steve Midgley

Steve has served as a senior adviser to the U.S. Department of Education for education technology and infrastructure. He has also served as the Director of Education at the FCC, where his team helped develop the National Broadband Plan. He currently serves on the boards of Learning Tapestry (an educational technology company) and Literacy Lab (a nonprofit literacy organization). He also worked for the Stupski Foundation, designing and implementing grants for technology in K-12 education. Steve was the founding Chief Technology Officer for LoopNet and a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.

Dylan Shrader

Dylan is the Chief Executive Officer of Niche Investments, a collection of vertical marketplaces within the commercial real estate industry. Prior to working at Niche, Dylan was the Chief Executive Officer of BizQuest, one of the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplaces, until the company was acquired in 2010. He is also the founder of Pimali Thailand, a nonprofit that provides hospitality training to impoverished Thai youth to help them gain financial independence. Dylan is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.

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