Born in South Bend, Indiana on February 16, 1958, the youngest of four children, Jonathan’s Midwestern upbringing keeps him authentic in any circumstance. Leaving South Bend at 18 to attend the University of Southern California, Jonathan began his journey to adulthood. While in Los Angeles in the late 1970’s and 1980’s, he joined MECLA (Municipal Elections Committee of Los Angeles), later to become The Human Rights Campaign. Volunteering on one of the first AIDS Hotlines in the USA, Jonathan’s work with HIV/AIDS organizations spans 35 years.
Jonathan currently sits on the Boards of Open Hand Atlanta, Living Room Inc., Out on Film Atlanta, and recently, The Alliance Theatre. He has chaired several local fundraisers and provides funding and products for the different organizations he supports including The Human Rights Campaign, Camp Kudzu, Team Type One for Diabetes, No Longer Bound, Out on Film, Living Room Inc, Open Hand Atlanta and others.
Jonathan Shapero is a private jeweler headquartered in Atlanta’s Buckhead Community and celebrates nearly 30 years in fine jewelry. Specializing in wedding/bridal jewelry, there is great pride in his recent ability to provide engagement and wedding rings to his own community. Jonathan’s passion for art and interior design may be seen in his shop and his home on the 39th floor of one of Atlanta’s most prestigious Towers.
Why I support Lost-n-Found Youth
After discovering the fact that approximately 950 homeless youth reside in the streets of Atlanta each night, I was compelled to do what I could to improve those numbers. No better way than joining the Board of Directors of Lost-n-found Youth. I look forward to a long and successful tenure.