Social Entrepreneurs

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  • Mexico
    Genesys Works

    Rafael Alvarez was named by Forbes as one of the world’s top 30 social entrepreneurs.

  • France
    Engineers Without Borders

    Bernard Amadei was the first in his family to go to college.

  • Scotland
    TIAA and United States Steel
    Ranked 412 and 186 in the 2023 Fortune 500

    Andrew Carnegie’s steel company produced more metal than all of Great Britain in 1900.

  • Israel

    Ami Dar appeared on The NonProfit Times‘ list of the 50 Most Influential People in the Nonprofit Sector five times.


  • Canada
    Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

    Fox was named one of the Time100 Most Influential People of 2024.

  • Greece
    Huffington Post

    Arianna Huffington’s website, the Huffington Post, was the first digital media company to win a Pulitzer Prize. 

  • Scotland
    The Sierra Club

    An industrial accident led John Muir to dedicate his life to the natural beauty of the environment.

  • Poland
    The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.

    Diane Portnoy’s concern for immigrants and refugees grew out of her own immigrant experience as the daughter of Polish Holocaust survivors.


  • England
    Environmental Defense Fund

    Puleston was a daredevil and nature-lover who helped design the famous “Duck” boat.

  • Iraq
    Women for Women International

    An arranged marriage to a stranger brought Zainab Salbi to the U.S. just weeks before Iraq invaded Kuwait.

  • England
    Scripps Health

    Scripps’ wise investments allowed her to support important social and scientific developments in California.

  • Australia
    Counterpart International

    Silverstein was an actress-turned-humanitarian whose Hollywood networks helped to fund her foundation.