THE ALBERT GUBAY FOUNDATION
Albert Gubay’s entrepreneurial genius was evident even as a young man and it became the foundation he built his business empire around. What was also evident was his drive and passion to leave a legacy, culminating in a pact he made as a young, penniless man, promising to give half of the wealth he created to the service of God. That vision has become a reality. In recent years his charitable aims went even further. He has left The Derwent Group to charity so that as well as meeting his promise to God, its dividends can be used for general charitable purposes. Following the sad loss of our Founder on 5th January 2016, The Derwent Group is now owned by The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation.
The Derwent Group’s activities now all focus around this one central element, creating profit and maximising revenues for the charity that owns it.
In February 2011, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI bestowed upon Mr Gubay the Knight Commander with Star of the Order of St Gregory the Great. This is an order which is given for conspicuous service to the Church and society. The award was bestowed on Mr Gubay for the philanthropic work he carried out over many years and in recognition of the establishment of The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation.