Jiří has 25+ years of experience in the philanthropic, NGO and foundation fields in the Czech Republic, Europe and the United States. He was fortunate to be a co-founder of the Via Foundation in Prague in 1997.
His 22 years as CEO of Via Foundation were an intense real-world learning lab, where he gained insight into civil society & NGO development, community development, fundraising & philanthropy as well as leadership in its many shapes and forms.
In 2016, Jiří co-founded Via Clarita, an organization that helps Czech philanthropists find meaning to their wealth and accomplish their philanthropic dreams. Via Clarita provides independent philanthropic advice and inspiration. Jiří serves as the Via Clarita Board Chair.