It simply started by the aphorism “It is not what you know, it’s who you know”.
It is a sad fact that the least privileged in any country in the world are the least prone to benefit from world networks. Regardless of their exceptional intelligence and merit, they are largely excluded from being powerful leaders.
However, the spread of social networks now makes it feasible for them to instantaneously connect across the world, and gradually build this amazing network, which is the Fortis Society. It is well on its way to become extraordinarily powerful thanks to the diversity of its amazingly bright and ambitious members, who have pledged to support each other and who are united by their common modest origin and merit. Above all, they have pledged to commit to the highest purpose of the Fortis Society to create positive change in the world.
The Future Leaders Foundation was created to incubate the Fortis Society. Mr. Charles (Chuck) Feeney, the legendary philanthropist who created The Atlantic Philanthropies *, has been its inspiration and is its Honorary Chair.
* The Future Leaders Foundation and the Fortis Society are not affiliated with, nor have received funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies.