Philip Berber
Co-founder
ABOUT ME
Philip Berber is a leading social entrepreneur and innovator from the world of international aid. He and his wife Donna formed and funded A Glimmer of Hope in 2000 and were recently recognized as being among The 25 Best Givers in the world by Barron’s Magazine placing sixth on the list based on their impact and effectiveness. A Glimmer of Hope is engaged in humanitarian aid and development in Ethiopia and has developed a groundbreaking and effective model of helping the rural poor lift themselves out of poverty. Originally from Ireland, Berber worked as an entrepreneur in financial market technology start-ups in London and Houston before moving to Austin in 1995 where he formed CyBerCorp, an online trading firm that sold in 2000 to Charles Schwab. A Glimmer of Hope has improved the lives of around two million people in Ethiopia with 100% of all donations being used to bring clean water, healthcare, education and microfinance to some of the poorest people on Earth.

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