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Giving While Living Featured on ‘Top of Mind’

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Christopher Oechsli, Atlantic’s President and CEO, discussed founder Chuck Feeney and “Giving While Living” on BYU Radio’s Top of Mind with Julie Rose.

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Giving While Living
Guest: Christopher Oechsli, President and CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies

“The man Forbes magazine calls the most generous philanthropist in America is a multi-billionaire you’ve likely never heard of. It’s not Bill or Melinda Gates or Warren Buffett. This donor has given away a much larger share of his fortune than they have – nearly all of it, in fact. His name is Chuck Feeney and he pioneered the duty-free shops now found in airports around the world. For decades he managed to keep his giving anonymous and he rarely talks to the press about his philanthropy, which he runs through a foundation called The Atlantic Philanthropies. The Foundation recently hit an important milestone – they gave away the last of Feeney’s money.”


Chuck Feeney and Christopher Oechsli
Chuck Feeney, founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies (left) and Christopher Oechsli, Atlantic’s President and CEO