SHOOK Philanthropy

SHOOK is extraordinarily proud to contribute its world-class research capabilities and leadership in wealth management to making a difference in our world.

SHOOK Research’s leadership… and gifts to the world

  • $300,000,000 from its philanthropic research
  • $546,000 - Susan G. Komen “Fund Raiser of the Year”
  • $1,000,000 - to fund brain tumor treatment for 2-yr-old boy & thousands more children
  • $1,400,000 - a new record for Make-A-Wish


$300,000,000 raised

In 2012 SHOOK Research began an unprecedented project: identifying, researching and ranking the world's biggest individual philanthropic givers based on how much they have actually given—not to their foundations, but what came out; not how much they pledged, but how much they have actually paid out. To this day, only SHOOK provides this research.

These individuals are committed to saving lives and making the world a better place. Selected givers are ranked and published in an annual feature story in Forbes magazine.

2020 Forbes/SHOOK Top Advisor Summit: Granted a wish for a child battling leukemia

See why giving is important to SHOOK Research and our rankings



$1,400,000 raised

Kids with Cancer

$1,000,000 raised

Raised over one million dollars to help fund a potentially life-saving treatment, which could benefit tens of thousands of children with brain tumors. This breakthrough will also enhance the effectiveness of current therapies for many other types of cancer, including breast, ovarian and prostate cancers as well as melanoma.

Member, National Advisory Board, Childrens Cancer Research Fund

Most significant contributions:

Raised $550,000 for Susan G. Komen at 2018 Forbes/SHOOK Top Advisor Summit

  • Broke Komen record for "flash" raise
  • Named fund raiser of the year

Board member American Cancer Society

See R.J.'s story


Battling Breast Cancer

$546,000 raised