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“Harness the power of social media to give back to young people in need.”

Influence The World Mission Statement


IRS Form 990 (2020)

IRS Form 990 (2021)

IRS Form 990 (2022) - forthcoming

IRS 501c3 tax exempt letter

Influence The World (ITW) has been organized to provide charitable support for those in need around the world. The organization provides benevolent assistance and distributions to individuals and families in need.


By providing this charitable support to individuals, ITW will help to improve the quality of life for those in need around the world.


The board of directors oversees the general implementation of this activity.

Though incorporated in the state of California, ITW provides its charitable and benevolent support to qualifying individuals in need, around the world, beginning in Mexico, then to those fleeing the war in Ukraine, and then in Vietnam. Currently, board members conduct administrative work in their own homes and office space at no charge to the organization. 


The organization will allocate 100% of its time to this activity.


No professional fundraising is planned. Funding will be sought through grants and individual/corporate sponsorships. The board of directors and others interested in supporting the work of the organization will develop and implement direct solicitations and grant requests as interest can be identified. 


The organization will provide charitable and benevolent support to qualifying individuals and families in need, around the world. Therefore, ITW qualifies for a charitable purpose under IRC Section 501(c)(3). 

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The Team




a well known figure on social media and reality television.  (Ex On The Beach - MTV; What Happens At The Abbey - MTV)  


In 2018 Murray had a transformative experience where he Journeyed to a rural part of Vietnam and delivered goods directly to people in need in that country.  


Murray’s experience in Vietnam set him on the course to establish ITW and to scale up the influence, reach, and deliverables to communities in need worldwide.


IG: @murrayswanbyla




an immigration lawyer with a large celebrity clientele.  His clients include major motion picture and television production companies, A-list actors, entrepreneurs, athletes, and tech figures. Joe has been featured in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, LA Weekly, ESPN, and LATV on a variety of entertainment and immigration topics.


Before law school Joe worked in development for a large arts-based nonprofit organization in California. As a San Diego native he understands the San Diego-Tijuana region is intrinsically interconnected and lifting people out of poverty benefits everyone.


IG: @joeadamsesq

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A well-known social media influencer.


Cory’s passion for helping those in need comes from his upbringing in rural Texas.


“I like to imagine a world where people breathe clean air and drink clean water and use clean energy freely, a world where nobody goes hungry or homeless because we help each other out and grow and thrive together in harmony because we are motivated by compassion and not money. I believe it is our job to bring heaven to earth and I hope to light a spark in every soul that ITW reaches to inspire and encourage them to go out and make a positive impact on the world in whatever way that they can.”




An actor, model, and activist.  He has appeared in television and film since he was a child.


IG: @omarsharifjr





A reality television personality (“We’re Here,” HBO; “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” VH1) and actor (“American Horror Story,” FX).  David comes from rural Tennessee where they overcame the obstacles of being a larger than life personality in a small town.


David is a board member and the Inaugural Influence The World Ambassador.


IG: @eurekaohara

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Director of Events / Fundraising 

A Singer, Actress and Model.


Born in Trinidad, raised in NYC, Alexa has been involved in philanthropy, fundraising and  humanitarian efforts since 2015. She has the drive to aid and protect children both domestically and globally, as she herself was adopted at a young age and raised in the US. 

Her heart and passion for helping others shines bright.

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