Shane O’Rourke

CEO & Founder

Shane is born and raised in Minnesota, a proud husband and father to his wife Gabi, and son Brecken. He is an entrepreneur, and loves to spend time on the basketball court or at the beach. Alumni of Bethel University, he is the founder of Lift Up and also an Independent Insurance Agent, creating a self-sustainable nonprofit model.

After five separate trips to a remote village in Haiti, he was inspired and challenged by the experience of meeting a young boy who was kicked out of school after losing his only pair of shoes. He realized that this young boy was not only going to miss out on his only opportunity to receive an education, but also the majority of his food and nutrition that came from the school. It only cost $5 to purchase this young boy a life-changing pair of shoes, allowing him to get back into school and access to proper nutrition for the entire school year.

This fueled his passion for generosity and the desire to create a user-friendly, trusted platform, where ANYONE can bring healing to a hurting world. After returning home from Haiti, he founded Lift Up with the team in 2018.