I came across a piece of good news recently, on the charity front – it seems that Alexander Soros, son of the billionaire George Soros has decided to follow in his father’s philanthropic footsteps and has set up his own charitable organisation (the Alexander Soros Foundation) to work for human rights and social justice.
Son Alexander, who graduated from New York University 3 years ago, and is currently doing a PhD in Modern European History (at the University of California, Berkeley), already serves on the board of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, as well as the Jewish Funds for Justice and Global Witness.
Now he apparently wants to “give back” and be a “catalyst for change”, so his new Foundation will aim to fund experimental or controversial projects that might have difficulty getting funding elsewhere. Could be interesting!
The Foundation’s new website is still indicating that the opening will be “Spring 2012”, so as yet there’s little information available. But this is one young man that we (and the world) will be watching closely over the coming months.
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