Said Bilani is using his considerable fortune and philanthropic status to fundamentally rethink humanitarianism while making philanthropy fashionable. Top Fashion magazine is proud to showcase this philanthropy power player in our Summer 2021 Cover Issue.
It’s a short drive from well-known Savannah, GA, but to the less well-known—it is America’s Favorite Island, a place not to be seen or heard, but a place to live loud in luxury. Consistently ranked one of the top Islands in the United States, Hilton Head has it all. From beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses to exceptional restaurants and high-energy water sports, this boot-shaped sea Island will satisfy even the most demanding summer checklist. Hilton Head Island was also voted #1 Island in the Continental U.S. and #2 Island in the World. Among other accolades, Mr. 23 “Michael Jordan” himself calls it home and frequents its golf courses every summer.
From sunrise to sunset, we cherished every moment on this magical Island! It was a delight to follow our cover star, Said Bilani, around Hilton Head, from the Harbour Town Marina to the famous Sea Pines Resort to Coligny Beach to learn first-hand how philanthropy doesn’t always have to be reduced to dreary imagery but could comprise luxury. A morning jog on Coligny, an afternoon doorless helicopter ride over the Calibogue Sound, a sunset dolphin yacht to the Harbour Town Lighthouse (the site of our photoshoot), and interspersed throughout the day; putting around Hilton Head’s luscious green links, delivering a virtual commencement speech to 2021 graduates, and communicating over phone seemingly every other minute with his staff, partners, and assistants, through it all, Said not only defined philanthropy but redefined it, amalgamating it with luxury and Top Fashion.
Through the jet-set, we found the time to sit and sometimes jog with Said as he answered some of our most pressing questions for our Special Edition Summer 2021 Issue.
Read an exclusive interview with Said in the "Top Fashion" summer special!
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