PODCAST: How the CEO of Ubuntu Is Redefining Philanthropy

| January 2, 2017

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Jacob Lief was only 21-years-old when he first visited the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It was 1998 and the country was transitioning out of apartheid. With a college degree in his back pocket, Jacob cultivated a team of other inspired individuals and together they founded Ubuntu Education Fund with the hope of giving Port Elizabeth’s youth a more promising future. Jacob’s founding story is one of grit, perseverance, and personal development. His journey of growing Ubuntu into a world-renowned leader in education is marked with many monumental challenges and milestones—including a pivot that completely changed the organization’s funding model, seven years into its operations. Today, Jacob is a celebrated thought leader with a contagious vision for a better philanthropic sector—one that allows nonprofits to dream big and execute beyond the traditional walls of restricted funding and antiquated benchmarks of success.

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Asia Philanthropy Circle

The Asia Philanthropy Circle is an exclusive membership platform fostering exchange, coordination and collaboration among Asian philanthropists. Through its members, it aims to "Advance a distinct Asian brand of philanthropy to accelerate the public good in Asia, by promoting and supporting leadership and collaboration for joint action"​. Thus it will come to realise its vision of "A better Asia through Philanthropy"​.

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