The Lubner Family
The Lubners have a well-established tradition of intergenerational giving, and Bertie Lubner’s entire immediate family are deeply philanthropically involved in their own areas of interest. This family exemplify excellence and leadership not only in their individual philanthropy but in their family approach to giving. They received the 2008 Inyathelo Award for Family Philanthropy.
The Lubners established Ma’Afrika Tikkun, an organisation which provides comprehensive care and support for vulnerable children in townships as well as encouraging development for community upliftment. Bertie Lubner is co-founder of the organisation and current chairman. Marc Lubner is the current CEO, and has strategically and significantly grown the organisation over the last few years, taking the organisation from being reactive (disaster relief) to one that proactively engages with communities to find solutions to poverty. The Lubners cover the cost of office space for Ma’Afrika Tikkun, and the cost of financial management of the NPO.
Bertie Lubner co-founded, and is Life President of, the Field Band Foundation, after extensive research into the needs of communities. The foundation provides lifeskills through music. Tony and Suzy Lubner started the Sabrina Love Foundation to support disadvantaged children with mental and physical disabilities. Die Sterreweg is one of the centres they have established to provide full daytime care for such children as well as providing support for their parents and families.