Open Society Foundations Founder and Chair George Soros has been named Inside Philanthropy’s 2019 Philanthropist of the Year.
In addition to celebrating his recent pledge to invest $800 million in defense of academic freedom in Central Europe, Inside Philanthropy has declared that “no donor is doing more to push back against the rising tide of authoritarianism worldwide.”
“Not the most creative choice, maybe. But no donor is doing more to push back against the rising tide of authoritarianism worldwide—Soros is now engaged in his “biggest battle yet” at home and abroad, including pledging over $800 million in new support for academic freedom in Central Europe.,” read a statement by Inside Philanthropy
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