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About APJ

Empowering Lebanese Communities for a Brighter Future

Over 20 Years of Impact

The Association Philippe Jabre (APJ) was established in 2001. It is a not-for-profit organization whose activities are designed to meet the needs of the underprivileged in Lebanese society. It engages fully in its mission by providing financial aid to those who need it, with fairness and without any distinction.

The Association grants university scholarships to students and financial aid that enables Lebanese families to access schooling as well as healthcare. This is done on an individual basis and through institutional support

Beyond economic aid, the Association Philippe Jabre also aims to transmit the message: It is together with others that we most likely succeed. The acquisition of diplomas and degrees is a necessary but not the ultimate step in one’s journey to success. Everyone can contribute through their personal success towards sustainable development and peace.

The association is officially recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Interior under number 90/AD.

Scholarship applications received/year
University scholarships awarded
Individual socio-medical cases supported

Our Guiding Principles


The mission of the Association Philippe Jabre (APJ) is to help alleviate the financial burden borne by some Lebanese, and to give them access to education and healthcare.


To strengthen the solidarity between people out of a shared belief in better social justice.


  • Help young people acquire education in Lebanon and abroad.
  • Provide social coverage to those who do not have it and most need it, notably medical care.
  • Support similar-minded organizations active in Lebanon.

How it Started

Even after the reconstruction process, Lebanon’s post-war economy has been in crisis for years. Poverty is increasing, the middle class has disappeared, the cost of living is expensive, and “getting treatment” or “acquiring training” is done with difficulty.

Faced with an alarming situation, and with inadequate means officially deployed to confront the crisis, social solidarity initiatives are essential.

Philippe Jabre, who had already a number of sponsorship initiatives going in his personal capacity, decided to professionalize and institutionalize his activities in 2001 by creating a specialized structure whose purpose would be to help the poorest and the underprivileged.

Philippe Jabre decided to use his successes to give back to those who have not had the same opportunities and to help them overcome difficult situations. He established the APJ because he believes in the potential of the Lebanese and social, cultural and economic development of Lebanon.

The APJ is in Beyrouth on the premises of Arcenciel, the Lebanese based non-profit NGO, which supports Lebanon’s most underprivileged and marginalized communities, regardless of religion, political affiliation or nationality. The two entities are separate and independent, and Arcenciel is one of the institutions that APJ supports.

Philippe Jabre

The APJ has been founded by Philippe Jabre. Philippe Jabre is the Chief Investment Officer of Jabre Capital Partners SA, an independent wealth management firm and multi-family office based in Geneva, Switzerland. Established in 2006, Jabre Capital focuses on wealth management.

Over the years, Philippe Jabre and the different funds managed by him have received numerous industry awards, across both traditional and alternative strategies.

Prior to setting up Jabre Capital Partners, Philippe Jabre spent ten years at GLG Partners, then a division of Lehman Brothers International (Europe), responsible for asset allocation and managing global convertible bonds and equity-linked investments. He managed the GLG Market Neutral Fund as well as long only absolute return products. Philippe began his career in 1983 at BAii Asset Management (a French consortium bank that was later taken over by BNP).

Born in Beirut in 1960, Philippe Jabre completed his schooling at Our Lady of Jamhour (Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour) and spent one year at the American University of Beirut (AUB) before moving to Canada in 1978 at the beginning of the civil war. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal and a Master of Business Administration at Columbia Business School in New York.

Mr Jabre sits on the Board of the American University of Beirut and Columbia University Board of Overseers.