Samuel S. Fels Fund


Tamer Makary

Tamer Makary has held several Senior Management and Board of Director positions and worked with some of the world’s largest family groups, investment banking/investment firms, nonprofits and family endowments. Most recently, Tamer founded Ethica Partners, a company that arranges investment deals and strategies for businesses, committed to social good. He is especially interested in the intersection between commerce and philanthropy and loves to devise unique and creative solutions in the face of challenge.

Born in Egypt and raised in the Greater Philadelphia area, Tamer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Columbia University. He is a member of the Ashoka Support Network and the BMW Young Leaders Foundation and was recently selected into the World Economic Forum’s Class of 2018 Young Global Leaders.

Tamer joined the Fels Fund Board in 2017 and is excited to serve on the Investment and Audit Committees where he helps to guide the mission-aligned investment strategy of Fels Fund’s endowment. Having recently moved back to South Jersey from Dubai with his wife and four wonderful children, you will never hear him complain about the snow!

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child,
Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts.
The impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves.
Then listen close to me—
Anything can happen, child,
Anything can be.”

— Shel Silverstein

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