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WHAT'S CHARITY BOMB?
Charity Bomb is a nonprofit organization founded by four philanthropic friends to produce benefit shows for a variety of charitable organizations in the scope of music. Our motto is “All Purpose Altruism” - we deliver 100% of the proceeds, 100% of the time, with 100% transparency. So that donors can ensure that the funds raised reach their intended constituency, every dime, every time.
Musician & philanthropist, Matthew Leone was put into a coma with 1/3 of his skull removed after rescuing a woman being beaten on the streets of Chicago a few years back. From Kevin, Lyman & Warped Tour, to Kiss and Madonna, the international music community rallied to bring him back to life. Smashing Pumpkins even did a benefit show for him. His twin brother - and singer for their band Madina Lake - Nathan Leone agrees, this is what saved his life. Consequently, the Leones devoted their lives to giving back. After several years with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund & Help Musicians UK, it was time to branch out. All-Purpose Altruism - Charity Bomb reflects the ubiquitous truth that love is the antidote for everything. This notion, as applied in our philanthropic context, asserts that we will drum up love in all of its forms for a particular cause or purpose, and drop it on the antagonist.
Los Angeles native, professional musician & acclaimed songwriter, Nik Frost, suffered from addiction. When drugs came dangerously close to claiming his life, it was fellow musicians, Dave Kushner & Brian O’Conner (Velvet Revolver & Eagles of Death Metal respectively) who intervened and came to his rescue. Nik worked with Matthew on several projects, all a pre-destination to Charity Bomb. We are a non-profit, fundraising and awareness agent for any benevolent cause that enters our ether.
Ryan Ford - Our lifelong closest friend, philanthropist, successful entrepreneur, an avid lover of music - is the fourth Charity Bomber. Ryan’s founded several businesses, MP45 Records among them, and brings the administrative acumen to complement his creative contribution to the collective. In short, we have the purpose, we know the right people and we know how to put on a show. We love a win-win-win outcome. It’s abundantly clear that living a life where we produce spectacular live music events that serve a philanthropic cause makes our constituents win, our clients win, and the fans win.
So here we are…if you have a purpose, we have a plan!