Letter from the Founder

My name is Julien. I am fourteen years old, and I’d like to thank you for visiting the Archimedes Alliance website.

Since the age of 6 I’ve played my violin on the streets of New York. I’ve always taken some of the money I made and donated it to other musicians or to homeless people I passed while walking around the city. While each dollar I gave may have made a tiny difference in the lives of the people I gave it to, it didn’t feel like I was changing the world.

One year ago, I decided that I wanted to change the world. I didn’t know how, or what it would take, but I knew that it was something I had to do. Now, a year later, I am six months away from achieving that goal. However, I cannot do this without your help.

Most philanthropists are extremely wealthy. However, not all of us have $2,000,000 lying around to donate to charity. The Archimedes Alliance allows almost anyone to become a philanthropist. How? Simple math. If 1,000,000 people donate two dollars each, that’s the most universally affordable two million dollars for charity ever.

So what inspired me to do this? Giving has been a huge part of my life from a very young age. My family and I would make weekly trips to donate money, or give food, or volunteer. Giving simply became part of who I am. One year ago, I just decided to take what I’d been doing my whole life one step further.

Archimedes said, "Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I can move the Earth." Together, we are the lever. You are the lever. It’s time to move the Earth.

Thank you for your time and generosity.


Julien Leitner