The beer man philanthropist

The beer man philanthropist

Adam Carter

10.4.2009

Adam Carter

Adam Carter graduated with a degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan, and he received a Masters in International Affairs from George Washington University. As a Fulbright Scholar, he worked in Spain studying the effects of African immigration in Europe.

Mr. Carter has traveled extensively throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, and he has been dedicated to micro-philanthropy for past 5 years. He spends his summers as a beer vendor for the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, and he spends the baseball off-season on humanitarian missions. Mr. Carter has assisted children living in Rio de Janeiro’s "shanty-town" slums, assisted children in Cambodian orphanages, and worked on projects in Colombia that addressed needs of marginalized children.

Mr. Carter is 35 years old.

Adam Carter, chairman of the Cause & Affect Foundation, spends his summers as a beer vendor at Chicago’s Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Park, where he cheers on his home-town Cubs and White Sox while also raising funds for his off-season humanitarian missions to Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. A Fulbright Scholar with a master’s degree in international development, Carter distributed more than $10,000 in microcredit loans last year. His work has included providing mosquito nets to combat malaria in Africa, supporting a women’s small business initiative in Senegal, and delivering food to hungry children in Brazil. Here, he speaks about his organization and his efforts abroad.

Please visit the Cause & Affect Foundation website at: http://www.causeandaffectfoundation.org/index.htm