Eglantine Jebb

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Eglantine Jebb was born in Ellesmere, Shropshire back in 1876. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. After graduation she taught school for one year. Having made the decision being a school teacher was not for her she went on to do something else. This of course is the rest of the story.

She moved to Cambridge to care for her mother when she became involved with the Charity Organization Society. She carried out some research and wrote a book “Cambridge, a Study in Social Questions” in 1906.

In 1907, she was appointed to the Education Committee of Cambridge Borough Council. In 1913, she went to Macedonia where she wrote in the Cambridge Magazine about her experiences.

With all her experiences she set into motion something that is still going to this day. She started a fund for those in need. It was so successful that in 1925 the then Declaration of Geneva which later became the League of Nations adopted her Declaration. Sadly, she died in 1928 after many years of ill health due to a thyroid problem.

What you may not know about Eglantyne Jebb is that she is the founder of Save the Children. She also had a hand in the International Save the Children Union. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket  

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Now that is an originator worth venerating. What a wonderful woman she was.

Oct 12, 2017 04:30 AM #1
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

That's a significant impact on many lives and worthy of remembering.

Oct 12, 2017 04:59 AM #2
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What an interesting story, James. We have been contributors to Save The Children for decades, but never knew the background of the founder.

Oct 12, 2017 05:19 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Oct 12, 2017 05:27 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

What a wonderful cause, James.  This group has done much for the children of the world.

Oct 12, 2017 05:53 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Just think what other things she could have done if she lived longer.

Oct 12, 2017 06:08 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a great story. I didn't know of this woman and now I do.

Oct 12, 2017 07:08 AM #7
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

If we do not take of the children the future will be bleak.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 12, 2017 08:21 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - another great story about a woman who led the way.

Oct 12, 2017 10:12 AM #9
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi James

Another great story! I had no idea but certainly am well aware of the Save the Children organization. What a wonderful contribution!!


Oct 12, 2017 12:08 PM #10
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Interesting read James. Who know. Not I.

Oct 12, 2017 02:14 PM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Nice background history on Eglantyne.  Thank you for sharing this history with us.  A

Oct 12, 2017 02:45 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- I didn't know her name but I think we all know of the Save the Children Foundation. 

Oct 12, 2017 04:54 PM #13
faye schubert
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty - Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

What a great cause she established. It's so sad to see children suffer. You never know what that person can become with food, shelter, clothing and love.

Oct 13, 2017 05:38 AM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Beautiful story of  a life of service, caring, and compassion, James. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Oct 13, 2017 06:45 PM #15
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I will keep smiling. But I think I will lose the penney in my pants ended up in the wash machine again.

Nov 10, 2017 03:24 PM #16
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