Glimmer provided emergency relief during the worst of the drought.
Glimmer Doubles Efforts to Provide Food
Glimmer Commits $250,000 to Emergency Response
New partnership will deepen Glimmer’s impact in fight against poverty.
Donna Berber, founder and president of A Glimmer of Hope, was recently interviewed as part of a series of interviews with influential women by Amy Beilharz, an author and entrepreneur whose mission is to empower women worldwide.
In response to the Ebola outbreak, A Glimmer of Hope donated $250,000 from the organization’s private endowment to Doctors Without Borders.
Donna Berber, founder of Austin nonprofit A Glimmer of Hope, has taken over as the organization's president.
We are pleased to announce that Donna Berber will take on the position of president of Glimmer.
After hearing about the Ethiopian famine in the 1980s, Donna Berber said she was shaken to the core. After moving to Austin with her husband, Philip, the couple decided to make a difference and founded A Glimmer of Hope in 2000.
Two years ago, the Austin Harmony Project was a fledgling nonprofit without the money or know-how to grow its arts program for adults with intellectual disabilities. Then it hooked up with A Glimmer of Hope.
A Glimmer of Hope featured in an article about local Austin-based nonprofits dedicated to international charity work. The 12 organizations featured in this column have contributed more than $330 million to overseas projects.
Our partner charity: water traveled to Ethiopia to bring Rachel Beckwith’s Mom to see the many wells built in memory of her daughter. Rachel’s campaign raised over $1.2M enabling A Glimmer of Hope to provide clean water for more than 60,000 people.
One of our favorite newsletters, the Daily Milkshake, highlights A Glimmer of Hope and our commitment to end poverty in Ethiopia.
Philip Berber interviewed by one of his hometown newspapers about his success as a businessman and a social entrepreneur.
Donna Berber highlighted by Austin Woman Magazine for her work in Ethiopia and the inspiration behind A Glimmer of Hope.
Coverage of the drought that affected Ethiopia in August 2011 and Glimmer’s work with other nonprofits to raise funds to provide to relief.
A highlight of five families who have adopted children from Ethiopia and funded projects in Ethiopia or started a fundraising campaign through A Glimmer of Hope.
Philip and Donna Berber are featured as one of five most generous philanthropists in the United States.
A Glimmer of Hope ranks in at #7 in Barron Magazine’s 25 Best Givers in 2010, alongside Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Edward Norton, and 21 others.
A detailed article solely profiling the Berbers story and how A Glimmer of Hope came to be. “‘One hundred percent of the money, not 50 or 80 percent, needed to get to the people,’ says Philip, comparing Glimmer’s business model with that of other charities. ‘We had to start with a clean piece of paper.’”
Interview with Glimmer staff on his commitment to the people of Ethiopia.
This article details the launch, growth, and successes of Glimmer since its founding.
A Glimmer of Hope ranks #6 in Barron's 25 Best Givers of 2009, alongside Bill & Melinda Gates, Richard Branson, John Wood, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter and 19 others.