About Rugged Elegance
RE philanthropists are healthy, adventuresome, soulful people who give their time, expertise, and resources, as well as their money.
The mission of our greater purpose community is to inspire "h.a.s. magic" (h.a.s. = healthy, adventuresome, soulful) living and smarter philanthropic giving.
Five of the ways members inspire one another is to promote secret rugged elegant products and places, as well as REcommended pursuits, passions and favorite vetted philanthropies.
The public at-large has a window into the World of Rugged Elegance via www.ruggedelegance.com.
One hundred percent (100%) of the profits earned from select Rugged Elegance PRODUCT sales go each year to maintain the network and to support our members' top twelve philanthropies.
All rugged elegant places, pursuits, products and philanthropies are selected exclusively by our members.
Rugged Elegance ... the soulful network was launched coast-to-coast in the autumn/winter of 2009 in Kennebunkport, Maine and Napa, California. Membership is currently focused on the most rugged elegant people on the west and east coasts of America. In addition, the network has REbels with a Cause in Italy, France, Sweden and Africa.
Rugged Elegance LLC, founded by Jennifer Carolyn King and Timothy Fredel in 2003, is a network of social entrepreneurs (aka REbels with a Cause) whose aim is to inspire healthy, adventuresome and soulful living and smarter philanthropic giving. Today (as of Spring 2013), the assets of the network are owned by The Rugged Elegance Foundation.