When Punit Dhillon, co-founder of OncoSec Medical, is not at the office, his extracurricular activities have centered on competitive running and triathlons. He recently turned those hobbies into ways to help the victims of Sandy. He put together a running club with friends on the West Coast, donating $1 for every mile completed as a group to the Red Cross, without a limit to the number of participants. In addition, his friends have already begun matching the contributions.
Don’t think to yourself, “I don’t know where my money is going”
It’s no secret that many people forego donations, saying, “I don’t give to charity because I don’t know where the money is going.” I’ve felt the same way in the past, so this time, I tried something new. There were several people I trusted who were very close to the devastation. I sent them gift cards and other items to distribute to people around them who were affected by Sandy. This way, I knew my contributions would end up in the right place.
this is a great "feel good" story. when you're the CEO of a publicly traded company and get millions of shares "on the house" you have time for these touching philanthropic activities! HOWEVER, I could not give 2 CHITS about him being mentioned for this kind of stuff, I WANT HIM TO BE MENTIONED IN FORBES FOR HIS BODY OF WORK AS IT RELATES TO ONCS. I am an investor, I'm here to make money, end of story.