Steven Kaufman, CEO of Houston-based Zeus Mortgage, has been selected as the Houston Astros' August Hometown Hero for his philanthropic endeavors.
Each month, the Astros In Action Foundation honors an area citizen with the title of ‘Hometown Hero’ to pay recognition to those who have gone above and beyond for the local community. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in 2008, Kaufman created the Fanatical Change Foundation, which holds fundraising events for families in need and delivers all of the collected funds 24 hours after the event. To date, the Fanatical Change Foundation has raised and distributed nearly $400,000.
‘Although people donate money to various organizations, many don't see the real impact made because the funds are spread so thin,’ says Kaufman. ‘We want to provide a way for Houstonians to donate money, know who will be receiving the funds, and see the family receiving the funds immediately following the donation.’