Where advertising meets action.
Ads for our Future was established in 2023 to expand the reach and influence of great ideas that aren’t getting the attention they deserve.
Our goal is to share stories of these critical issues by providing digital advertising grants to non-profits, startups, researchers, and students who are working towards innovative solutions for human liberty, clean energy independence, and economic prosperity.
We’re grateful for the support of Topple Ad Network, the world’s most inclusive digital advertising platform, which enables us to expand the reach and influence of game-changing ideas that are not receiving sufficient attention.
We are always seeking new organizations to support and welcome suggestions. Donations, agency partnerships, and corporate sponsorships are all ways to contribute to our mission and create a brighter future for all.
Brian D. Aitken
Founder & Chairman
Brian Aitken is a media entrepreneur who founded Topple, the world’s most inclusive advertising network that allows brands to advertise any legal product or service while using those advertising funds to help fund independent media.
Before launching Topple, Aitken managed nearly $6 billion in advertising budgets for companies like 20th Century FOX, E*Trade, BBC America, and The Hershey Company.
Aitken studied Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behaviors at Rutgers University before earning a Statement of Professional Achievement at the NYU Stern School of Business and becoming the first student to be accepted to the Manchester Business School’s Global MBA Program without first earning a baccalaureate degree.
Aitken has been involved with MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), where he was an early guest at MIT’s Conference on the Digital Experimentation and the Platform Strategy Summit and he has been the recipient of multiple scholarships, awards, and recognitions related to economics, criminal justice reform, marketing, and entrepreneurship.
In 2011 Aitken helped a college student who was being threatened by his hometown for displaying a sign in his bedroom window. After Aitken arranged for pro-bono assistance the case was dismissed and the township repealed their unconstitutional law prohibiting free-speech on ones own private property.
His personal effort, aided with the help of countless individuals and organizations, helped pave the way for over twenty individuals receiving executive clemency–including gubernatorial pardons–for unjust convictions of victimless and violent-less offenses in the State of New Jersey between 2010 – 2018.
Aitken was a top fundraiser for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride–a non-profit motorcycle event which supports men’s health initiatives through the Movember Foundation–in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Aitken has a son and two daughters with his wife in Telluride, CO. His proudest accomplishment is teaching his four year old son, who lives with epilepsy, to ski his first black diamond on March 31, 2023.