Zach Bronstein, age 32, runs Endaoment, a public charity that allows individuals and companies to receive charitable gifts. The big clincher? Those gifts can be doled out in the form of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and Ethereum.
Zach Bronstein Has Worked Hard to Make Crypto Available to All
Boasting master’s degrees from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, Bronstein lives in Westchester, New York, and has worked hard to bring crypto to non-profits and other ventures everywhere.
In an interview, Bronstein commented:
We make it easy for donors with crypto to make donations and receive tax receipts, and we make it easy for organizations to receive donations that start as crypto and are delivered as U.S. dollars. We do all this at no cost to the nonprofits, and industry-low costs to the donors. 1.5 percent of donated dollars, that’s it! We launched in the fourth quarter of 2020 and raised just under $300,000 those first three months. In 2021, we raised $28 million in crypto donations, and in the first five months of 2022, we’ve already raised $15 million for U.S. non-profits.
When discussing his Jewish heritage, he says it has certainly played a huge role not only in his work, but in who he is as a person. He commented:
Jewish summer camp was where I was first inspired to think about my role in the community. It was where I began to develop my Jewish identity in earnest. I spent many years as both a camper and a counselor at Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and I thought hard about the kind of person I wanted to be. I remember reflecting frequently, and still do, on the idea that it was my duty to be a ‘light unto the nations.’ I knew that I had to bring positive, systemic change to the world around me, and it was only through self-examination that I came to understand the overlap of things I felt duty-bound to and the things I genuinely wanted to do.
The People That Have Influenced Him
When discussing who his heroes were, he responded with:
Rabbi Elyse Frishman. She was my congregational rabbi when I was growing up in North Jersey, and one of my oldest friend’s parents. She’s my hero because of all she gives of herself to her community and how intentional she is with her words and actions. She has always been a rock for those around her and has set the bar impossibly high for future spiritual leaders of mine. As a personal recipient of much of her counsel, I know I would not be where I am today without her guidance and patience. Immediately after college, we had many conversations about the future I was trying to build for myself.