Monday, 24 June 2024

Jack DeBoer, Founder of Residence Inn and the DeBoer Foundation.

Myanmar

Champion's Profile

With the founding of Residence Inn, followed by Summerfield Suites and Candlewood Suites, Jack is recognized as the pioneer of the extended-stay and all-suite hotel concepts. In 1988, after he sold Residence Inn to Marriott. He later founded the DeBoer Foundation and the DeBoer Fellowship.

UNDP SDG

Quality Education and Reducing Inequality

Description and impact

For more than twenty years, the DeBoers have partnered with World Vision Myanmar to help relieve the effects of poverty in Myanmar, “one child at a time.” The DeBoer Foundation soon began to explore how it could develop the leadership and management skills of emerging Myanmar leaders. The DeBoer Fellowship took shape, created for highly talented Myanmar men and women who missed educational and vocational opportunities during the previous decades. The first DeBoer Fellowship class launched in January 2014 in Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar. The DeBoer Fellowship is a pioneer in leadership development in Myanmar. The program is designed to empower and equip highly motivated and proven citizen leaders to Go Do Good.