George Soros gave $18 million to the Open Society Foundations. He is a billionaire and hedge fund manager. The money was donated over several years but it recently has been publicized in the news in the New York Times and Fortune. The Open Society Foundations is now the second largest philanthropic organization in the world.
This has put George Soros in the middle of many political and social debates. He founded the Open Society Foundations, an organization, that protects democracy the civil rights of people. His programs help people in countries all over the world.
This organization funded medical clinics when the Ebola Virus struck in 2014. The clinics treated those that developed the disease. He has designed programs to protect and help those that suffer from hate crimes since the 2016 election. He donated $10 million to address hate crimes. He wanted to do something about the dark forces that seemed to be awakened by the election.
During his childhood he lived in Nazi occupied Hungary, moved to London, and eventually the United States. He found success on Wall Street. George Soros founded the Open Society Foundations in 1984 in Hungary. He knew what it was like to live in a closed society without democracy. His organization has impact around the world.
They are established around the world and have a large footprint. This year he defended the university in Hungary the foundation established against attacks by the Prime Minster. The society works with leaders in many countries and in the US who are victims of injustice discrimination.
The organization focuses on economic issues and leadership, justice reform, and human rights. Soros says that his financial success has given him more freedom than most people and has allowed him to take a stand on controversial issues. He feels obligated to do so because most people cannot do this.
Another positive aspect of the Open Society Foundations is that they have donated and paid scholarships and university fees for thousands of students who would have been excluded due to discrimination or lack of money. In 1979, he gave scholarships to black South Africans experiencing apartheid.
When the Berlin Wall came down he funded the Central European University a place to develop critical thinking. He expanded his work to other countries promoting accountable democratic societies. He kick started the medical marijuana movement openly supported same sex marriages.
His scholarship program focuses on education in the many fields social sciences,humanities, disability rights, and law. Over 15,000 students worldwide have benefited from their scholarship. The Open Society Foundations continues to help people around the world. and Follow him Twitter.com