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    Desmond Tutu Legacy Foundation

Desmond & Leah Tutu are African elders and global leaders who have inspired communities around the world, and touched people from all walks of life. Together, they are the embodiment of ‘ubuntu’—the belief that to thrive as a whole, we each need to care for one another.

Together, the Tutus stand for justice, peace and community across the world. Together, they represent our global conscience.

By establishing the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, the Tutu family invites each human being to be inspired by the Tutu’s servant leadership, to identify and grow their own ‘personal legacy,’ and to continue the work of creating a better world one person, one family, one community, one nation at a time.

Our Vision

  • To inspire diverse communities of people to recognize that they belong in one human family.
  • To create societies of people who are caring, compassionate and accepting of one another.
  • To ensure that future generations experience the values and principles that Desmond and Leah Tutu have espoused and exemplified throughout their lives.
  • To express and underline the spiritual core of Ubuntu.

Each of us, in every walk of life, is presented with an opportunity to re-commit ourselves to continuing to carve out the path to true humanity, real freedom and meaningful democracy that the Tutus have sought and continue to seek for the world.

Each of us can create our own ‘personal legend’—our own legacy of a peaceable, sustainable world.

Will you join us?