Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

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Our Founder

Arthur E. Benjamin is an internationally recognized educator, corporate leader, philanthropist and animal rights activist. He has been dedicating himself to education and animal rights activism for the past three decades. Serving on the boards of several of the nation’s leading career education colleges and associations, his educational activities impact career education nationwide. These undergraduate schools of vocational-technical learning prepare and help secure well-paying jobs and advancement in careers for hundreds of thousands of students. A born entrepreneur, he has enjoyed success in sales, advertising, database marketing and career college administration.

This success has afforded him the means and methods to pursue his passion for combining money and manpower in our society for the good of humankind and animal-kind. Wearing the cap of educator, Arthur is a former Commissioner of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and current board member of both the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) and the Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities (APSCU), where he co-chairs APSCU-PAC. He was also a trustee of the Career College Foundation, now the Imagine America Foundation.

The Belief

Arthur believes in—and lives each and every day as if it’s his last based on—the George Bernard Shaw quote,

“My life belongs to the whole community and that as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. There’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

He further believes that The True Joy of Life is exactly as Shaw described it “Being used by yourself for a purpose you declare is a mighty one.” And Arthur challenges others he mentors to do just that and pack each day as if there is no tomorrow.

Philanthropic Initiatives

Meanwhile, as an advocate for the humane treatment of animals, Arthur’s philanthropy has had an equally significant impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of animals, both domesticated and living in the wild. He is the founder and president of American Dog Rescue Foundation and sits on the advisory committees of, or is actively involved with No More Homeless Pets, Best Friends, HSUS, Animal Awareness Society, Tri-County Humane Society and Salt Lake County Animal Services. He has underwritten countless rescue missions and sponsored dozens of fundraisers that have raised multimillions to promote both animal and human welfare. Last but not least, in breast cancer recovery, Arthur has been the Advisory Board Chair of the Image Reborn Foundation for over a decade. For additional information about Arthur E. Benjamin’s business and philanthropic efforts, please visit http://arthurebenjamin.com.