Hilt Tatum IV leverages expertise in group investments to serve as the founder and CEO of Panama-based iPoint Capital Partners. To give back to the community, Hilt Tatum IV also contributes to philanthropic groups like Save the Children.
Save the Children recently stated that it and UNICEF will receive $11.9 million from the IKEA Foundation to support educational projects for children living in poverty around the world. The funds will be used to enhance child-protection methods, train teachers, deliver learning materials, and foster school attendance.
For more than 10 years, IKEA customers and employees have contributed to the annual IKEA Soft Toys for Education campaign, which donates one euro for each children’s book and soft toy the company sells. The 2014 donations will fund UNICEF and Save the Children education programs in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Since it was founded, the IKEA Soft Toys for Education campaign has raised $102 million and enriched educational opportunities for more than 11 million children throughout 46 countries.
Based in Panama City, Panama, Hilt Tatum IV is a founding partner and CEO of iPoint Capital Partners and serves as the chairman of the Oxford Consulting Group. Financier and entrepreneur Hilt Tatum IV attended the Said Business School at Oxford University, where he received a postgraduate degree in global business. Although his obligations to work and family keep him busy, Hilt Tatum still finds ways to contribute to charitable organizations such as the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross is devoted to alleviating human suffering and providing aid to those in need, particularly due to war and natural disaster. The organization plays a prominent role in relief programs for emergencies like home fires, weather-related disasters, and rescue missions. Those who work with the Red Cross can take several training courses to fully prepare for rescue and relief efforts, including the organization's disaster-training program. After completing the course, participants receive certification verifying their readiness to respond to disasters.
Other categories of training prepare volunteers to respond to problems like post-disaster mental health, in which credentialed responders provide mental health services to people suffering from the trauma of a disaster. Nursing students can also take courses on the Web on topics such as tending to public health and providing shelter for victims in times of disaster or epidemic. First responders train with the Red Cross in order to coordinate their activities with other agencies and provide efficient, thorough services in their communities should disaster strike. For more information about the organization, visit www.redcross.org.
Hilt Tatum is CEO of Oxford Consulting Group - International business consulting