Cyrus Ausar | Depression & Suicide Prevention Expert
Cyrus Ausar is the youngest recipient of The United Way Emerging Philanthropist Award and the youngest OHHA Humanitarian Award Winner. He has authored 3 books and was presented his own holiday in Massillon, Ohio (Hometown). He has raised over $6 million for non-profits and is a highly sought-after, award-winning speaker dedicated to helping people overcome depression and prevent suicide.
No one could have predicted Cyrus’ journey following a dismantled upbringing. He watched his mother decline from drug use and coincidentally, benefitted through his father’s distribution of those same drugs. His older brothers abandoned his life prematurely to prison and the Army, forcing him to be a father figure to his younger brother at the tender age of 13.
Cyrus started his philanthropic journey at the Boys and Girls Club where he inadvertently created his first program by simply having friends read to 1st graders. Since then, Cyrus intensely studied the psychology behind suffering and developed strategies to create long-term solutions.
Cyrus currently travels the world empowering adolescents and adults to “Grow into Greatness”.
Awards & Accolades
Emerging Philanthropy Award United Way of America
Each year, the DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist award recognizes a Stark County resident age 45 and under who impacts Stark County through direct service and volunteer work in the areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability, United Way of Greater Stark County’s BOLD GOALS.
Cyrus Ausar Day Massillon, Ohio
Cyrus Ausar was presented with his own holiday in the city of Massillon, Ohio on November 10th for his impact in the community. Cyrus went on a bicycle journey from Los Angeles, Ca to Massillon, Ohio to raise awareness for Mental Health.
Speaker of the Year Norris Dorsey Academy
Guest speakers spoke at Pierce University throughout the school year of 2015-2016. Students selected who they thought was the best and most prolific speaker of the year.
Daymon Mumford Humanitarian Award OHHA
Received the prestigious Daymond Mumford Humanitarian Award for reshaping and building the community structure within Ohio, donating over $250,000 total to multiple cities.