The David A. Straz, Jr. Foundation's Focus Area: Capacity Building, Education

The David A. Straz, Jr. Foundation's Involvement: The David A. Straz, Jr. Foundation was founded in 1993 by banker and philanthropist, the Honorable David A. Straz, Jr., for the primary purpose of supporting organizations in the fields of private higher education, performing arts, visual arts, and civic advancement.

The foundation developed an interest in Liberia when Mr. Straz met with Government of Liberia officials after being appointed Honorary Consul General in 2004. The foundation has both publicly and anonymously funded various projects in Liberia. It funded the renovation of The College of West Africa which was completed in October, 2007. It also recently agreed to fund the renovation of the polytechnic institute in Senje, Grand Cape Mount County.