Henry Engelhardt, CBE and Diane Briere de l’Isle-Engelhardt, OBE

  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 06/01/2016 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $1.3 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #1577
  • Industry: Insurance
  • Born: Henry Engelhardt - 1958
  • Residence: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

In 2015 Henry Engelhardt retired from managing the $6 billion Wales-based insurance firm Admiral Group he formed in 1991. Described as quirky and colorful — his Cardiff headquarters included a "ministry of fun" — Engelhardt was known to carry a piece of a jigsaw puzzle to show he was part of a team. The Chicago-born financier and his French-born wife, Diane Briere de l'Isle Engelhardt, established the Moondance Foundation in 2010, making more than $7.5 million in grants annually. With an emphasis on local Welsh charities, the family foundation has supported the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital in Cardiff, the Wales branch of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and Cardiff's Atlantic College. The foundation also supports education and poverty programs in Nepal, Peru, and Uganda.

Related Foundations

  • Moondance Foundation (UK)

Charitable Board Service

  • Both
    Moondance Foundation (UK)

    Diane Briere de l’Isle Engelhardt
    Alliance Francaise De Cardiff (UK)

We don’t believe it’s an option that we should sit on the sidelines and watch when we can use our good fortune to be the good fortune of others. We’ve created a family foundation in order to accomplish this goal. We can see a day when our children will continue this work and, hopefully, their children after them.

Henry Engelhardt, CBE & Diane Briere de L’Isle-Engelhardt, OBE

Giving Interests

Children and youth services; Education; Health Care; Poverty; Wales, UK

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