As a philanthropist, Peter Briger has chosen to focus on three major areas that include education, children, and alleviation of poverty. This he does in various ways and invests his time and finances into ensuring that he succeeds in each one of them. Peter Briger sits on the Silicon Valley Council. The council is responsible for the governing of funds that help children worldwide. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign affairs. This is a council that is responsible for helping citizens, and their leaders understand the impact of foreign relations in their lives. They also try and teach the leaders on how to handle foreign affairs and why they are important to the country. His commitment to ensuring children access quality education is now higher than ever.
This is done by ensuring that even children from less privileged homes access the same quality of education as their peers. He is also a supporter of entrepreneurship. This can be seen through his action at the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. He attended the university and graduated in 1986 and has been very committed to seeing the dream of producing more entrepreneurs from their growth. Peter Briger was among the first individuals to contribute toward the Princeton Alumni Entrepreneurship fund that seeks to support entrepreneurs from Princeton by offering up to 100,000 dollars for fund their ventures.
The aspiring entrepreneurs are required to submit their proposals to an independent team of judges selected by the council that vets the ideas. Once they establish its viability they recommend the amount of funds its eligible to receive and offer an experienced entrepreneur to mentor. Peter Briger has been successful in his career and is in a position to mentor others. This is something he enjoys and given the amount of resources he is dedicating towards aspiring entrepreneurs, it’s easy to understand how passionate he is about the same. He had worked for Goldman Sachs for fifteen years before he moved to Fortress where he is a principal and Co-CEO. He is also the head of credit a division he helped establish when he first joined the group.