Such a multi-pronged approach has cemented Mr. Osio’s reputation as a successful businessman as well as a prolific philanthropist. Thanks to his signature business model, each successive expansion into newer markets has seen an increased involvement in myriad philanthropic activities in the communities there. Global expansion of the Davos Financial Group has thus coincided with increased support to various philanthropic and charitable initiatives and causes in diverse fields like arts, medicine, music, community and social issues.
One of the most well known of Mr. Osio’s community initiatives that truly embodies his philanthropic vision is centered in the city of Miami. His patronage of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, whom he served as a member of the Orchestra Board, is well documented. His extensive support for the growth of arts in the city has been visible in his funding of the Saludarte Foundation of Arts, which promotes the works of artists like Carlos Cruz Diez.
David Osio’s charitable initiatives like Wayuu Taya Foundation, which strives to improve the lives of indigenous people in Latin America. In his own homeland, Mr. Osio has been an active patron of the Fundana Foundation, dedicated to the safety and protection of children’s rights. His philanthropic endeavors into the field of medical research is also focused on improving the lives of children. “Every little bit helps when it comes to medical research for children,” says Osio on his interest in the field. He is also a regular supporter of the UMA as well a dedicated sponsor of EPK events over the years.
David Osio envisions his businesses as active participants in positive change within the communities they share space with. As a result, both Osio and his Davos Group of companies have been felicitated repeatedly over the years for their outstanding contributions to society. Osio is a recipient of the Medal of Honor of the United States Congress. His philanthropic activities in Miami has garnered him several awards and recognition in the state of Florida, including the South Florida Business Leaders 2009, Movers and Shakers 2009 “honor to the business leaders of South Florida”.
From its origins in Caracas, the rise of Davos Group to a global presence in Miami, Geneva, New York and Panama has coincided with a commensurate increase philanthropic activities in each of these cities and regions. And now with Davos Group poised for further expansion, one can expect the positive impact espoused by one man’s vision to be felt in more regions around the globe as well.