After graduating from University College of Dublin in 1979, Philip Berber moved to London and worked in the marketing departments of several American corporations before forming his first high-tech startup, Financia, in 1988. In 1995, he moved with his family to Austin and formed CyBerCorp, an online trading firm which was acquired by Charles Schwab for $488 million in March 2000. That same year, Philip was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Austin; he was also a finalist of the national Entrepreneur of the Year award. After retiring from business in March 2001, he joined his wife Donna at their family foundation, A Glimmer of Hope, and began working to provide humanitarian aid in Ethiopia and support to at-risk and disadvantaged youth in London and Austin. Mr. Berber’s ideas and plans for a new model of philanthropy and international aid have helped make A Glimmer of Hope one of the most effective approaches to private assistance in the world today.