Our Origin

It all started with the inspiration to pursue the ideals of opportunity, equity and dignity for all from Mr. Charles F. Feeney*, the legendary philanthropist who founded The Atlantic Philanthropies. Leaders are the main actors of change, and the background of talented underserved individuals makes them particularly well-suited to implement positive change. Hence, they must have equal opportunity to reach the highest possible level of leadership to reach their highest potential.  

The Fortis Society was created as the diverse elite body to unite those brilliant, resilient and compassionate individuals from all around the world in rapidly increasing number, leveraging their opportunity to achieve personal success and considerably enhancing their collective positive impact in the world. 



*To learn more about Charles F. Feeney’s philanthropic legacy, click here.