As a band, Imagine Dragons has always been passionate world citizens. Since their debut, they have used their success to spotlight important causes. As devout activists and philanthropists, they have made charitable contributions for a number of causes and social issues including LGBTQ rights, young people battling cancer, victims of terrorism and refugee relief. In 2015, Imagine Dragons launched the One4 Project to support relief efforts for immigrants, and 100% of profits from their single “I Am Me” went toward refugee relief.
Bold.org CEO and Founder, Dror Liebenthal, says: “The Imagine Dragons Origins Scholarship touches close to home for me. My family immigrated to the US when I was four, and spoke no English. Looking back as the first person in my family to navigate the US college system, I’m thrilled that Imagine Dragons chose to focus their scholarship on immigrants, refugees, and first-gen students. It’s an honor to work with them as part of our Year of Giving Campaign.”
Imagine Dragons says: “Our nation was founded by immigrants, but we still have a long way to go in giving them the support they need to succeed here. This scholarship is about empowering people brave enough to make a start in a new country, and we’re honored to play a small part in furthering that cause.”
The Year of Giving Campaign kicked off in January after a philanthropic 2020 at Bold.org when the organization created hundreds of brand new scholarships with partner organizations and individual donors to fight student debt. The campaign is Bold.org’s commitment to creating $10,000 scholarships each month alongside impact-focused public figures and brands. Previous campaign partners include EDM producer and DJ 3LAU, NFL Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Nascar driver Bubba Wallace. At the end of the year, the campaign will announce Bold.org’s largest scholarship yet for $100,000. To join Bold.org in fighting America’s student debt crisis, donors can create their own custom scholarship by creating a profile at www.bold.org.