For decades, the Luksic family has stood out in the field of philanthropy and donations in Chile, promoting opportunities and developing concrete solutions to improve the quality of life of those living in the country.
This mission, started by Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, is kept alive through the various foundations associated with the family, and has been the basis for the work developed today by the Luksic Foundation, an organization chaired by Paola Luksic, which promotes programs and initiatives in the areas of Education, Entrepreneurship, Sports and Territorial Linkage.
Precisely because of the philanthropic work she leads, the president of the Luksic Foundation was highlighted by Forbes Chile magazine among 30 women in the country. In its first printed edition, the magazine decided to honor “women who exercise command, exhibit strength, radiate energy, lead and influence public opinion and have the necessary drive to undertake changes at a time of immense challenges in any field”.
The president of the Luksic Foundation since 2005 was highlighted for her role and for her firm belief in philanthropy: “I imagine philanthropy deploying to the maximum the capacity to reach out with opportunities where society needs us, going with a sense of urgency, providing quality solutions and rigorous work,” said Paola Luksic in Forbes Chile magazine.
Two of the pillars on which the Foundation has worked in recent times to strengthen the development of philanthropy in Chile and ensure the impact of its programs, is the collaboration with different public and private actors, as well as the creation of solutions based on evidence and a constant evaluation of its initiatives.
Regarding this last point, Paola Luksic said that in order to ensure the effectiveness of philanthropy, it is important to have methodologies and data to generate diagnoses, identify challenges and create solutions that generate sustainable and lasting changes in the territories.
“We must assume that there are no ‘miracle cures’ for the current challenges we face as a country, which is why we need specific and concrete proposals for each problem. It is also essential to have the flexibility to test or pilot solutions, to follow up to understand the elements that facilitate or hinder implementation, and to be willing to adjust the proposals to the different realities,” said the president of the Luksic Foundation.