The trustees of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International recognized Jean Henri D. Lhuillier, President and CEO of PJ Lhuillier, Inc. as a benefactor of Rotary Foundation through the Paul Harris Society. The Paul Harris Society was established in 1998 in District 5340 (California, USA) by District Governor Wayne C. Cusick. It was officially approved by the Rotary Foundation as district-administered recognition program in 2006. The organization was named after Paul Percy Harris, the founder of Rotary International in 1905, a service organization with more than one million members worldwide.
The Rotary Foundation is geared towards advancing international understanding, goodwill, and peace. Among the projects that the foundation sustains are:
- A well for clean water to a community in India
- Equipment for a children’s library in Ecuador
- Polio vaccine for children
- Playground equipment, musical instruments, and therapeutic toys for rehabilitating orphans and other children in Czech Republic
- Eyeglasses for needy adults in the Philippines
- Funding for a portion of a Group Study Exchange among others
Jean Henri Lhuillier is the son of current Philippine envoy to Portugal, Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier.
Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop has been the leading pawnshop chain in the Philippines with over 1,500 branches across the country—from Aparri to Tawi-Tawi. For 25 years now, Cebuana has been true to its slogan “Walang Kapantay Magpahalaga” through the incomparable services that the company offers to its customers- this includes — pawning, local and international remittance, insurance, bills payment, e-load, collection, and foreign exchange. Founded in 1987 by the current Philippine envoy to Portugal, Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier is currently managed by its President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.