The Libra Group was founded on the core values of integrity, respect and trust – principles that continue to drive the organization today, in business and beyond.
For Libra Group, this means translating intent into action wherever it operates - but always with sensitivity to the impact that Libra has among local communities. The Libra Group believes strongly in the twin values of hope and opportunity and seeks to make a difference while also preserving what is good.
Libra's wide range of community engagement activities comprise ten initiatives broadly linked to the themes of supporting tomorrow's leaders and assisting people who have been denied or have limited opportunity:
Libra Internship Program: Libra Group Internships offer unique paid opportunities for undergraduate students to intern with the Libra Group and its 30 global subsidiaries in locations including New York, Miami, London and Athens. Internship roles are available in finance, marketing, social responsibility, accounting, hospitality and more.
Entrepreneurship Awards: The Libra Group created the entrepreneurship awards to support entrepreneurship in targeted aras of economic distress both in the United States and internationally through the management and financial support of two distinct programs: the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award, supporting entrepreneurs in Greece, and the American Entrepreneurship Award, supporting entrepreneurs in the Bronx, New York, and Miami-Dade County, Miami.
Concordia: The Libra Group is the founding sponsor of Concordia, a non-profit organization seeking to promote public and private sector cooperation and build public-private partnerships around pressing global issues. Each year, Concordia hosts a forum of current and former world leaders, top officials from global corporations and prominent non-governmental organizations to provide an intimate and thought-provoking conversation around the important elements of building effective partnerships.
Seleni Institute: A global nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the emotional health of individuals and families during the family building years in order to unlock the potential of future generations.
Libra Mentorship Program: A series of year-long mentorships for selected individuals - principally to young people of color, first generation college students and students who face socio-economic challenges.
Grace Foundation: The charitable arm of the Grace Hotels group, award-winning collection of luxury hotels and part of the Libra Group. The Grace Foundation provides numerous hotel room nights for charities and worthy causes and Libra invites its hotel guests to join in its philanthropic activity via a collaborative match funding initiative known as 'Give with Grace'
Libra Fellowships: Seeks to provide hope and opportunity for people and places where it matters most by funding selected further and higher education programs. Its aim is to engage human capital in underserved communites while empowering the leaders of tomorrow to positively impact their communites and their country by sharing their knowledge and expertise.
MBK Alliance: An independent non-profit organization aimed at eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps for boys and young men of color. The alliance unites leaders across the philanthropic, non-profit and private sectors to improve life outcomes for this socioeconomically challenged group. Libra's Chairman and CEO, George Logothetis, is a member of the MBK Alliance Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
The HOME Project: The HOME Project was set up in response to the global refugee crisis, the largest since WWII. Greece alone has received over one million people in search of shelter and safety from the beginning of 2015; 8,000 lives have been lost trying to cross the Mediterranean. The HOME Project aims to provide security, dignity and decent living conditions for the most vulnerable – to ‘Help, Overcome, Motivate, Empower’. In the midst of humanitarian disaster, The HOME Project seeks to move people from despair to hope, and from fear to safety.
Corporate Giving: Libra Group provides for the discretionary support of charities, events and initiatives that fall outside the scope of its principal social responsibility programs. Examples of such support include: the construction of a school in Peru within an under-served community; the restoration and updating of a number of orphanages in Argentina; The Smile of the Child charity for children’s rights, and the Down Syndrome Association of Greece.
To find out more about Libra Group's Social Responsibility, visit: www.libra.social