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Chuck Feeney founded Atlantic in 1982. After investing $8 billion to advance opportunity and promote equity and dignity, we made our final big bet grants in 2016 and completed our work in 2020. See what we did and learned in eight regions across the world—and discover the impact of Giving While Living.

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A Living Legacy

Celebrating Chuck

Chuck Feeney was an Irish American businessman and philanthropist who devoted his entire personal fortune to global philanthropy during his lifetime. His passion and generosity touched the lives of millions around the world, leaving an enduring legacy for generations to come.

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