Dart Global

Outside of the Cayman Islands, Dart has an extensive investment portfolio that stretches around the world and includes real estate, biotech, finance and land holdings.

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Dart Foundation

The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1984 by William A. and Claire T. Dart. The mission of the Dart Foundation is to advance and encourage youth education, primarily in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to support projects that strengthen and improve the quality of life in numerous identified communities.

Founded and headquartered in Mason, Michigan, the Dart Foundation has been a supporter of philanthropic causes in the mid-Michigan area for many decades. Each year grants are awarded in other areas of the United States, and a select number of national and international grants are made as well.

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Kenneth B. Dart Foundation

Ken Dart is a believer in the old adage:

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

With this philosophy in mind, the Kenneth B. Dart Foundation provides economic support to community projects or initiatives in a way that allows them to become self-sustaining once established. In line with Dart's business endeavours in Cayman, the Foundation's mission is to promote economic growth and to enhance the quality of life for all those who live, work or invest in the Cayman Islands.

Established in 2015, the Kenneth B. Dart Foundation's primary focus is on health and education, especially programmes related to STEM subjects that have been core to Dart's success.

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Dart NeuroScience

Dart NeuroScience researches new technologies and therapies to help maintain cognitive vitality throughout life. Their mission is to become the leading pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new drugs for memory disorder via novel mechanisms of action.

Established in 2008, Dart NeuroScience (DNS) is based in San Diego and is indirectly owned by Ken Dart who sits on the Board in his role as President. For the past 10 years, Mr. Dart has sponsored the DNS/NYU awards in biotechnology.

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Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Based at Columbia University, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is a resource centre and global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy.

Since its inception in 1991, the Dart Center has been able to respond to exceptional events challenging journalism — the Oklahoma City bombing, September 11, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech mass shooting, the Indonesian tsunami, the Sandy Hook shooting, among others — while expanding a core commitment to innovative training and support for all news professionals encountering violence and tragedy in the practice of their craft.

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Dart Container Corporation

Based in Mason, Michigan, Dart Container Corporation is privately held by the Dart family as a distinct entity and is not a subsidiary of Dart Enterprises in the Cayman Islands. The company develops, manufactures and distributes innovative food-service packaging solutions.

Founded in 1937 as Dart Manufacturing Company by Ken's grandfather William F. Dart, Dart Container Corporation was born in the 1950s when the company's experimentation with expandable polystyrene led to a line of high quality insulated foam cups.

Under the leadership of Ken's father, William A. Dart, the company expanded across the globe to include more than 40 locations in seven countries with about 15,000 employees worldwide. Ken Dart first joined the family business in 1979 as Vice President of Engineering.

He went on to become President and Director until, in 2014, he chose to resign his position to focus on his family office investments.

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