Hullegeb Theater, Photo Credit: Salam Qasem
Bader Philanthropies established the Social Equality program area in 2015 to reflect Isabel and Alfred Bader’s longtime belief in empowering those on society’s margins. For Alfred, his outlook was shaped by his experience as a youth, when he fled Vienna in the 1930s via the Kindertransport rescue effort ahead of the looming Nazi threat across Europe. Today, Social Equality aims to continue that spirit through partnerships that empower communities that may be marginalized, but still striving to make a mark on culture, economics, and education.
Our partners are committed to helping people, young and old, live enriching lives. They are helping young people attain the academic skills and knowledge to succeed; inspiring cultural connection and pride through positive media exposure; and stimulating the vitality of the economy. Our current Social Equality strategies include:
- Cultural Recognition and Civic Responsibility;
- Economic Opportunity and Employment;
- Improving Educational Opportunities.
Here are some examples of the metrics we use to measure success in Social Equality:
- Academic or program attendance;
- Funds raised from other donors;
- Success of businesses.