About The Foundation
After his death in December 1954, his friends, his companions and his colleagues founded the Michel Chiha Foundation in 1955 to promote the patriotic principles by which he lived and for which he fought his entire life. President Charles Helou was elected head of the foundation. In 2001 the former minister Fouad Boutros succeeded him. In 2016, H.E. Michel Eddé was appointed as president of FMC.
In order to acquaint younger Lebanese with his philosophy and his thoughts on Lebanon, the foundation instigated an inter-school essay writing competition whereby an extract of his work is set as the topic and prizes are awarded to the best dissertations. After a long interruption owing to the civil war, in 2008 the FMC initially re-instated the competition at university level and then broadened it to secondary school level in 2015.
Equally, the foundation commissioned the translation of a selection of his writings into Arabic and English, organised a number of conferences on his work both in Lebanon and abroad and put together the 2001 Pages of History exhibition of his archives in the Sursock Museum of Beirut.