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Stars Foundation invests in organisations and ideas that transform the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities globally.

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Our Founder

The Al-Dabbagh Giving Platform

His Excellency Amr Al-Dabbagh is Chairman and CEO of Al-Dabbagh Group, a diversified conglomerate with companies in more than 60 countries. Al-Dabbagh Group was founded in 1962 by his late father, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Dabbagh.

His Excellency has launched a number of philanthropic initiatives focused on maximising the impact, scale, and sustainability of social change.  Giving is done without preference for religion, creed, or belief — with the singular aim of making the world a better place.

The three arms of the Giving platform are:

Stars Foundation

London-based Stars Foundation supports locally-led solutions for children and young people in the 100 countries with the highest “under five” mortality rate. 2016 marked 10 years of the Foundation’s flagship Impact Awards, an awards programme recognising outstanding locally-led organisations working to improve the lives of children. Stars Foundation is also the convenor of the With and For Girls Collective, a group of organisations united by a common belief that girls are agents of change.

Philanthropy University

Berkeley-based Philanthropy University is a free, first-of-its-kind educational initiative for change makers in the social sector. Its 100X20 vision aims to impact the lives of 100 million people by 2020 by training hundreds of thousands of learners working for social good, elevating their cause and furthering their reach.

The Philanthropreneurship Forum

The annual Philanthropreneurship Forum convenes global leaders in academia, government, philanthropy, and the private sector to identify innovative ways to achieve breakthrough levels of social change. The one-day Forum sheds light on what it really takes to deliver positive social impact, ensure sustainability and accelerate scalable progress for communities around the world.

Books by Amr Al-Dabbagh

His Excellency’s first book, Governpreneurship: Establishing a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit in Government, features success stories of entrepreneurial practices in government from around the world, including his eight years as Governor of SAGIA.

His second book—Omnipreneurship: An Organized Approach to Living a Life of Meaning—lays out the details of his leadership model in order to help you achieve your greatest goals. You can follow His Excellency on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Medium and LinkedIn.