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Episode 69: Anthony Farr (Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy), Cape Town, South Africa

YPO member Anthony Farr was born and raised in South Africa. After graduating from college with a degree in finance and accounting, he joined the international corporate finance team at the London branch of a South African bank. The bank transferred Anthony to Johannesburg. But after a chance encounter with a group of orphans, Anthony realized his true passion — combating the orphan crisis in South Africa. Since that fateful day in 2001, he has dedicated his life to the potential of others.

In 2005, Anthony became the founding CEO of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. The foundation seeks to alleviate poverty by identifying entrepreneurial talent in young children, and then creating a support system that remains with them into adulthood. At any given time, the foundation supports 750 students.

In this episode, Anthony shares how he finds hidden talent in young adults and help them develop to their fullest potential.


 

Guest: Anthony Farr, Founder and CEO of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.