Each year when we call for nominations for our New Faces of Philanthropy, we inevitably receive nominees who do not meet the minimum age requirement of 21, but whose applications are so powerful, they cannot be ignored. We present to you our Future Faces of Philanthropy – three high school students who we are sure to see again on the cover of this very magazine, honored for their exemplary passion for philanthropy.
Chad Kamen - Team Food Chain
Chad started Team Food Chain at the age of 12 as a social action project when he was becoming a Bar Mitzvah at The Temple. Rabbi Joe Rapport shared, “Chad’s effort on behalf of the hungry of Kentucky went above and beyond any young person I have had the honor to work with in more than 25 years as a rabbi, and they continue years later, still today.” Now a junior at Kentucky Country Day, Chad has raised over $30,000 to fight hunger, convinced hundreds of his friends to participate in the Hunger Walk, and lobbied Kentucky legislators on behalf of the newly established Farms to Food Banks funding. He is currently spearheading an effort to establish a Kentucky License Plate to “Drive Out Hunger.” Rabbi Rapport summarizes Chad perfectly: “He is the kind of unique soul who can inspire others through leadership and by example.”