Who we are

Founder / Director – Robert Boogaard
An entrepreneur with over 20 years experience starting and running businesses. Now running a single family office focusing 100% of its assets and 100% of its returns on maximizing its contribution to a better world, and is also the chairman of Effective Giving.

Chairman – Peter Groenen
Property investor and venture capitalist with significant experience investing in and building successful companies. A philanthropist for many years, not only by giving money, but also sharing knowledge, time and network.

Treasurer – Frits Petit
Chartered accountant, after 12 years at Coopers&Lybrand and Nederlandsche Bank, since 2001 independent accountant and fiscal advisor, handeling financial maters for entrepreneurs and individuals. Inspired to help lift ‘giving’ to a more professional standard.

Secretary – Annet van den Hoek
10 years in development projects in Indonesia, Pakistan, and Kenia. Wrote a PhD-thesis on a strategy for planning development programs. Now runs Be Work, advising philanthropists on their impact, and is the program manager at the Karuna Foundation