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This profile was last updated on 2/23/12  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of Advisory Board
    Adventure Philanthropy
  • Founder
    Channel G

Education

  • University of Chicago GSB
7 Total References
Web References
working board
www.selfeducation.org, 23 Feb 2012 [cached]
Karl Muth
AdventurePhilanthropy.net: Advisory Board
www.adventurephilanthropy.net, 5 July 2004 [cached]
Karl Muth, Self Education Foundation
Exec Team :: Who We Are :: Channel G
www.gtvonline.com, 4 Mar 2005 [cached]
Karl Muth, Chief Financial Officer
Karl has been working with and/or advising donors and 501(c)(3) organizations for more than six years.His work with startup non-profits includes co-founding the Self Education Foundation in 1999, a successful history of fundraising, and experience applying his portfolio management and corporate strategy background to issues facing non-profits.He recently completed Executive Education programs at the University of Chicago GSB.Karl contributes his extensive non-profit experience and guidance as someone with a history of close contact with the donor community.
Karl Muth is an inventor, ...
www.karlmuth.com, 24 Mar 2007 [cached]
Karl Muth is an inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, traveler, writer, commentator on economic and social issues, auto enthusiast, and student.He has traveled to over thirty countries on five continents.
Media.Muth has been interviewed by a wide range of media including the Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Journal, and many others.His opinions, interviews, and comments have appeared in periodicals ranging from Dazed and Confused in the UK to Sports Car International in the U.S.He appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show in April of 2006 and appears in Jamie Johnson's film, "The One Percent," which premiered at the 2006 TriBeCa Film Festival.
Family.Muth resides in downtown Chicago with his girlfriend, Jennifer, and two cats: Mr. Pants and Tuscan.
Inventions.In mid-2004, Muth authored his first patent application.Filed in July of that year, the patent deals with improvements that can be made to projectiles for use in firearms in order to improve the external ballistics of the projectile.Muth flew to Washington, D.C. to meet with the patent examiner handling the application and worked closely with Allan Fanucci of Winston & Strawn.
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Muth has visited over a dozen auto factories in the U.S. and Europe.He has also studied the management of the German auto companies, particularly that of Volkswagen during Ferdinand Piëch's tenure as Chairman.Some of the vehicles he has owned over the past several years are featured in the cars section of the website.
Timeline.Muth grew up in Chicago area and attended public schools until age sixteen.In 1998, Muth moved to Europe, living primarily in Paris but also traveling extensively, including trips to England, Sweden, Jordan, Hungary, Lebanon, Israel, and Morocco.
Upon his return to the United States, he took on the issue of education and co-founded the Self Education Foundation, the first 501(c)(3) organization designed to fund a wide variety of groups interested in self-education such as home-schoolers, drop-outs, incarcerated self-educators, independent media-makers and distributors, and community organizers.During his two years on the board of the Self Education Foundation, he raised tens of thousands of dollars for the organization and helped introduce other philanthropists to the special issues facing the organization's diverse constituency.
In 2000, Muth studied in London.After moving back to the U.S., Muth focused on developing revenue models for 501(c)(3) organizations that would offer a wider variety of revenue sources and increase the likelihood for long-term sustainability.
In 2002, Muth attended the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brasil and met Atom Constantino, with whom he co-founded Channel G. Channel G was the first 501(c)(3) organization designed to create a television and online brand focused on raising capital for health, environmental, and social projects from small donors.By allowing donors to make high-impact, small donations earmarked for project-level funding, Channel G created an unprecedented opportunity for sub-$500 donors who normally have little power to guide their donations or observe their donations' effects.In June of 2005, Muth stepped down from his full-time position as Financial Director of Channel G, but remains involved as a board member.
In late 2004, Muth applied to law schools and was accepted to the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.In 2006, he was a semifinalist in the Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition and selected to compete in the ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition in New York.He is expected to graduate from the Juris Doctor program in 2008.
In the fall of 2006, Muth participated in the Directors Consortium, a program co-hosted by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford Law School, and the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago.
advisory board
www.selfeducation.org, 7 Sept 2011 [cached]
Karl Muth, Chicago, IL Karl was also a co-founding Board Member of The Self-Education Foundation. His experiences as a self-educator are documented in his book, Protege.
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