Since 2006, Hilt Tatum IV has served as president and chief executive officer of iPoint Capital Partners, a Panama-based company through which he has founded more than 20 businesses. Also actively involved in the Panamanian community, Hilt Tatum IV founded Project Joy Panama.
Project Joy Panama aims to help rural Panamanian families in need by building schools and providing children with scholarships and school supplies. With a long-term vision, the project assists families for several years in an effort to help children graduate from college.
In addition to these year-round efforts, Project Joy Panama holds its Annual Christmas Charity. Through this holiday event, the Tatum family collaborates with community volunteers to host a Christmas Eve dinner and distribute food and toys to more than 100 families in need. The volunteers present the children with gifts such as soccer balls and dollhouses, and their parents take home rice, meat, and vegetables in order to better feed their families during the holidays.
Over the course of his career as a financial executive, Hilt Tatum IV has emerged as an industry leader in asset management. In addition to his work as the president and CEO of iPoint Capital Partners in Panama, Hilt Tatum IV regularly contributes to Save the Children, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing valuable services to underprivileged children around the globe.
Through its child sponsorship program, Save the Children enables individual donors to financially support a child in the U.S. or another country. Sponsors get to choose a specific child and to receive a photo and to read his or her story. Their donations improve that child’s access to early childhood care and development, which provides a solid foundation for the child’s future health and happiness.
Sponsorship also contributes to the cost of basic education, as well as school health and nutrition to supplement the learning experience. Other areas covered by child sponsorship include adolescent development and innovative intervention programs. Children are encouraged to communicate with their sponsors and to relate how the program has changed their lives, and sponsors are encouraged to tell the children about themselves and their lives as well.
To learn more about child sponsorship opportunities through Save the Children, visit the official website at www.savethechildren.org.
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.
Hilt Tatum IV, president and CEO of iPoint Capital Partners in Panama City, Panama, has been involved in the strategic investment of private equity for nearly a decade. A longtime supporter of Save the Children, Hilt Tatum IV lends his help to the organization’s international efforts to assist areas affected by disasters and war.
Since the initial outbreak of Ebola throughout West Africa--the largest and most serious since the discovery of the disease in 1976--Save the Children has maintained a presence in the most heavily affected areas. To date, the disease has claimed more than 5,000 lives with a 70% mortality rate, crippling several healthcare facilities and leaving countless families with little support.
As part of its most recent efforts to combat the stigma of Ebola illness and provide a basic level of triage and care, Save the Children unveiled its first Community Care Center (CCC) in Liberia--the first of ten facilities planned for construction. Designed as a community-based approach to providing rapid treatment and screenings for Ebola Treatment Units, the CCC is part of a national effort to aid ravaged communities and reopen healthcare centers. To join Save the Children’s efforts against Ebola, visit www.savethechildren.net/ebola/fundraising.
Panama resident Hilt Tatum IV currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Panama City-based iPoint Capital Partners. The wealth management company works closely with clients in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia, where it manages venture capital and private equity investment funds. Hilt Tatum IV contributes to several non-profit organizations, one of which is the American Red Cross.
Founded in 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross connects people to communities in need all around the nation and world. In addition to assisting areas hit by emergencies and natural disasters, the organization reaches out to underserved neighborhoods.
Individuals can support the American Red Cross by contributing financially, giving of their time, or donating blood. On August 1, 2014, the organization made a plea for donated blood. The organization express particular need for O negative, B negative, and A negative blood types. On average, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations per day to accommodate the about 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers it serves within the United States. Its donations were down eight percent, or about 80,000 donations, from May through mid-July, thus necessitating its encouragement of people to donate at American Red Cross centers.
Hilt Tatum is CEO of Oxford Consulting Group - International business consulting