Jason Hope’s Quest to Aid in Philanthropic Research

Throughout the years doctors and scientist have been trying to research and develop new ways to help fight diseases that will ultimately end a person’s life. But, a charitable organization called SENS Foundation has been trying to fight the root of many of these diseases and with the help of philanthropist and entrepreneur, Jason Hope, they are slower getting closer.

In 2010 Jason Hope donated half a million dollars towards the research done by SENS to help fight the roots of aging and improve the quality of life for people all over the world. Ultimately many diseases and issues that arise in our life is due plainly to aging. With Jason Hope’s donation to the foundation they will be using these funds to research programs to help learn about what causes us to age and how to slow down the process. For example they are trying to figure out how to keep artery cells from bonding which causes high blood pressure.

To most of us, talking about slowing the aging process and prolonging human life sounds like pure fiction, but, that is exactly the type of thinking that founder of the SENS Research Foundation, Aubrey De Grey is trying to counter because he absolutely believes it is possible. Jason Hope praises the work done by Grey and his team of researchers over the years for their ways of helping to fight diseases such as Alzheimer’s. But, what is we could learn how to prevent it all together? What if we could eradicate a terrible disease like this forever?

While most medical research aims to treat diseases, Grey and his team are trying to do more. Their research involves trying to discover the underlying causes for diseases to be able to prevent them from happening at all. This type of research does not only benefit certain classifications of people but every single one of us, world wide. Aging is something that ultimately happens to everyone, but Hope believes that aiding in the research done by SENS Foundation could one day prolong human life by hundreds of years.

Jason Hope does not only limit his donations to just one foundation either. Because he has made a living being an entrepreneur and investor in his life he has donated to more than just anti aging research but also educational non profits also many of which are located locally. This gives Hope the ability to be present in these charities and his work.

Jason Hope’s  Social Media: twitter.com/jasonhope

Jason Hope and his contributions to anti-aging research

Jason Hope is a highly acclaimed philanthropist, entrepreneur, futurist, and investor who in 2010 donated $500,000 to the foundation of SENS. Thanks to his contribution, Aubrey de Grey, Co-founder and Chief of SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence Research Foundation) was able to provide the SENS laboratory and put into use a brand new research program that focuses on the disintegration of AGE’s (advanced glycation end products) in the human tissue. AGES is known to be a major cause in aging and deterioration of various diseases like Alzheimer’s, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes which break down the body and causes us to age faster than we should. These diseases affect the way our bodies function and unlike traditional medicine which treats these diseases after they happen, Hope along with SENS focus on stopping them before they even happen.

Hope has also made a named for himself as a competent and proficient futurist using his desire for an understanding of technology to predict the future of where technology will be heading. Based on the developments of today he considers that the loT (internet of things) may very well play a key role in the future of modern society. His advice and visions about technology have been valuable to prevail businesses and individuals who are looking to gain capital on what’s in store on that technology of the future.

In some of his interviews with Medium.com and Tech.co, he talks about his grant program where he goes on to say that he understands how hard it is to build a business from an idea for young and aspiring individuals in this day in age. Hope believes that the future of technology lies in the great ideas of young minds and entrepreneurs like him. His advice to all young and inspiring entrepreneurs is to focus on one project at a time.

Contact Jason Hope : www.linkedin.com/in/jasonrhope

Stephen Rotella Strengthens StoneCastle with New Acquisition:

StoneCastle, one of the leading investment advisers for institutional investors, has bolstered its resources with the acquisition of Intermedium Financial, LLC. Intermedium is an insured deposit sweep business that StoneCastle CEO Stephen Rotella said will add value to financial intermediaries and expand the company’s distribution options. The purchase of Intermedium includes the InterLINK FinTech platform. Rotella explained that platform with compliment and augment StoneCastle’s current business technology.


With Intermedium in the fold, StoneCastle can use its sweep insurance capabilities to provide better service for brokerage firms and other financial firms in order to grow their businesses and benefit their clients. This includes expanded broker-dealer services and 401k management. Intermedium uses its software to aid in investments between banks and other financial intermediaries to find stable investments for clients. Rotella said the Intermedium acquisition means StoneCastle will become a force in the insured sweep industry.


Stephen Rotella earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from SUNY-Stonybrook in 1975 before obtaining his Master’s in Finance and Information Systems from SUNY-Albany in 1978. He spent several years with Chase Manhattan, serving as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Finance and Product Development and Executive Vice President of Servicing before moving up to Head of Chase Home Financing and CEO of Chase Home Finance. He later joined WMI Holdings as President of Retail Banking, then COO and President. Along with his business experience, Rotella is deeply involved in charitable and community efforts. In 2015 he was named chairman of the national board of LIFT, an organization that aids families in poverty. Rotella has also served on the boards of YouthCare, ArtsFund, and the Seattle Foundation.