Save the Children’s founder, Eglantyne Jebb.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Eglantyne Jebb had a vision: to achieve and protect the rights of children worlwide. She was driven by the belief that all children - whoever they are, wherever they are - have the right to a healthy, happy, fulfilling life. And the belief that change is within reach - if we have courage, determination, imagination and good organisation. Her vision has survived into the second decade of the 21st century. Photo credit: Save the Children.

Eglantyne Jebb Society

In 1919 an extraordinary and compassionate woman, Eglantyne Jebb, founded Save the Children in Great Britain to help starving orphans in post-World War I Austria. 13 years later, in 1932 during the Great Depression, Save the Children was established in the United States to help children in rural Appalachia. Today, we work in 120 countries, including the U.S., reaching over 100 million children each year.  Since our founding 100 years ago, we have changed the lives of over 1 billion children, all because of the vision, dedication and generosity of people who chose to make a difference through their support. By including Save the Children in your estate plans, you can make sure this vital work continues.

Save the Children established the Eglantyne Jebb Society to acknowledge the compassionate philanthropy of individuals who remember Save the Children in their estate plans. Once you notify us that you have included Save the Children in your will or as a beneficiary in any other disposition of assets, including charitable trusts and gift annuities, we will honor your legacy of commitment to children in need through membership in the Eglantyne Jebb Society.


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