Foundation History

Roberto C. Goizueta established The Goizueta Foundation in 1992 to provide financial assistance to educational and charitable institutions. He envisioned a philanthropy that would improve the quality of life for individuals through education and human services.

Following Mr. Goizueta’s death in 1997, his wife, Olga C. de Goizueta, stepped into the role of trustee and chairman of the Board of Directors. Through her vision, the Foundation grew into an extension of the Goizueta family’s personal life and charity. After her transition to chair emerita in 2013 and her death in 2015, the next generation of the Goizueta family – Olga, Roberto and Javier – has assumed the Foundation’s leadership.

For more on where the Foundation is today, read the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s article, “Roberto Goizueta’s legacy lives on in Atlanta.”