Van Leer Group Foundation
The origins of the Van Leer activities lie with Bernard Van Leer, a Dutch industrialist and philanthropist. In 1919, Bernard Van Leer founded a small packaging company in The Netherlands that became a world leader in the industry and provided him with the resources to pursue his philanthropic activities. His objective, in essence, was to use the fruit of his labor to benefit others.
The Van Leer Group Foundation has three objectives:
- To promote the optimum development of socially and economically disadvantaged children up to the age of 8, with the objective of developing their innate potential to the greatest extent possible.
- To contribute to the development and strengthening of a Jewish, democratic national home in Israel committed to a free, equitable and just society for all its citizens; and to contribute to the pursuit of regional peace, for the benefit and betterment of social cultural and individual lives in Israel.
- To promote and to further the continuity and the preservation of the identity of the Van Leer Entity.
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