The Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation is a private non-profit institution created by the León Asensio brothers and Grupo León Jimenes to contribute to the social and cultural development of the Dominican nation. 

The Foundation was established on November 29, 1995 with the purpose of managing socially relevant, participative and self-managed projects, with a vocation of exchange and collaboration between national and international groups and institutions. It is part of Grupo León Jimenes and a key unit in the development of its corporate social responsibility programs.

The origins of Grupo León Jimenes date from October 3, 1903, when Eduardo León Jimenes founded the first company of the Group, La Aurora, in XNUMX square meters of cultivated land of tobacco, in the community of Don Pedro, Guazumal, province of Santiago. After that modest beginning, this company was transformed into a diversified business group, at the forefront in the industrial and commercial field of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.

To learn more about the Grupo León Jimenes and its history, we invite you to visit its website, 

The Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation is a faithful expression of the commitment assumed by the Grupo León Jimenes and the León family to contribute to the achievement of a better nation.


María Amalia León de Jorge

Artificer of the education of thousands of Dominican students, through the school and commitment, literature and philosophy, Maria Amalia León de Jorge thanks life for the opportunity of a coherent work in search of a better society. She holds a PhD in Philosophy and Language from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, as well as a post-graduate degree in School Administration and Supervision by the Santo Domingo Technological Institute and a Diploma in Group Dynamics.

She is Director at the Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation and Academic Director at Lux Mundi Educational Community. Active member of the International Patronage Council of the Museo Reina Sofía Foundation (Spain), as well as member of the Boards of Directors of important institutions in the Dominican Republic, such as the National Council of Culture, the Sinfonía Foundation, Acción Pro Educación y Cultura (APEC); The Amigos del Teatro Nacional Foundation, the Instituto Superior de Formación Docente (ISFODOSU) and Póveda Family Integration Center. She is also a member of the Founding Council of the Amigos de la Ciudad Colonial Foundation (Santo Domingo).

Among her innumerable lectures and shared publications, stand out Cuando el Viento Habla (children's fiction, Cuentos de la Reserva de los Biósfera collection, 2009), Las Fundaciones, Voz de la Solidaridad, Los Derechos Humanos en su origen: La República Dominicana y Antón de Montesinos (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Cooperación Española, Quinta Dominica, 2011), Génesis de un Milagro (children's fiction, Arte Libro BHD collection, 2015) and La enseñanza de valores a través del simbolismo literario e integración artística, edition of her doctoral thesis with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, which will soon come to light.