Work in Progress
The Lawrence Ellison Foundation (LEF) is carrying out a strategic review of its activities. The six-month process will be completed by the end of 2018. Next year, the LEF will relaunch its mission and program investment strategy from a new operational center in London. A new website will set out the LEF’s aims, principles and activities.
Larry Ellison is co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation. He has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to philanthropic causes. In 1997, he established the Ellison Medical Foundation, which funded biomedical research into age-related diseases and disabilities. In 2013 the EMF ceased accepting new applications for grants, while continuing to honor those already awarded. The LEF currently supports a number of Larry’s other philanthropic interests.
Larry has appointed Matthew Symonds as executive director of the LEF. Matthew comes from a successful career as a journalist and entrepreneur. He is the author of “Softwar: an intimate portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle”, which was published in 2003.