Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, an international social movement dedicated to bettering humanity through the importance of a promise. Before pursuing a life of philanthropy, Alex was an Innovation Manager and Corporate Strategy Lead at Hyland Software. Today, he helps others remember their promises and commitments through a concept called the “promise card.”
Sheen’s father, by Alex’s own account, was not a wealthy man but his legacy was that he always kept his promise. Alex Sheen passed out 10 ‘promise cards’ at his father’s funeral to honor his memory. The cards quickly became popular and Sheen has since distributed the cards all over the world, at his own expense, in order to help people fulfill their promises both big and small. The cards function as a way for people to manifest a promise they make to someone else. They give the promise card to the person they are committing to keep the promise to and when they fulfill the promise they get the card back. It is the act of keeping a promise that Sheen feels can change the world.
Alex is a proud graduate of Ohio University and currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.