Adam Sweidan Joins Arcus Foundation Board of Directors
NEW YORK, NY — The Arcus Foundation, a global foundation promoting respect for diversity among peoples and in nature, announced today that Adam Sweidan, a leading conservationist and philanthropist, has joined the foundation’s board of directors.
“For many years now, Adam has committed tremendous resources and time to environmental justice and conservation causes, always integrating into his philanthropy social justice imperatives, centering locally-led initiatives, and being an outspoken advocate for the intrinsic value of all species,” said Arcus Founder and Board President Jon Stryker. “Adam’s insights will be a great asset to our board, staff, and grantees; and we are excited to welcome him.”
Adam is a founding member and chief investment officer of Aurum Research Ltd. He has been investing in the alternative investment industry for more than 28 years. In 1995, Adam formed a partnership with Jessica Sweidan to create a philanthropic foundation, Synchronicity Foundation. In 2007, they began exploring how to have a greater impact within the conservation realm and decided to start a new charity, Synchronicity Earth, which launched in November 2009. Adam also serves as an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Patron of Nature, alongside Jessica. Patrons of Nature play a key role in advising IUCN’s top management on a wide range of strategic issues related to IUCN’s work, as well as helping to raise the visibility of IUCN, strengthen its funding base, and reach out to decision-makers. In March 2015, Adam and Jessica were appointed Honorary Conservation Fellows at the Zoological Society of London.
Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Northwestern University.
Founded in 2000 by Jon Stryker, the Arcus Foundation is dedicated to the idea that people can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Arcus’ work is based on the belief that respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all of its inhabitants. The foundation works globally and has offices in New York City and Cambridge, UK. To learn more, visit: www.arcusfoundation.org