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French worker and priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, writing in the 1930s at the time of the Scopes Monkey Trial, observed that the issue of when human consciousness began created far too much contention between those who believed humanity emerged from a Garden of Eden versus those who believed humans evolved from monkeys.


Chardin observed that there was no disagreement amongst anyone that at some point human consciousness began. He called that the Alpha Point, as in the first letter of the Greek alphabet. He further observed that the more interesting question would be: at what point does human consciousness end? He called that point the Omega Point, or the last letter of the Greek alphabet.


The definition of Omega Point, as Chardin saw it, is the point at which human consciousness, in a collective Jungian sense, turns in upon itself. Not a single enlightened being like Christ or Buddha, but all of human consciousness perceives that it is divine, and in that flash instant of recognition of human divinity, human consciousness no longer exists. All that is left is divine consciousness.


The charter of the Omega Point Institute is to utilize its limited resources to leverage the likelihood that human civilization can arrive at Omega Point as quickly as possible. In doing this, the Omega Point Institute evaluates a vast array of potential fund recipients to whom it supplies free consulting services, cash grants, and other supportive efforts.


Here at Omega Point Institute, we collect contributions and distribute them to third-party 501(c)(3) nonprofits that we trust to make positive change in the world. We also provide grants to appropriate individuals performing nonprofit services that benefit the community at large.



Rinaldo S. Brutoco

Founder & CEO

Rinaldo S. Brutoco is a successful entrepreneur, executive, author and futurist, and the Founder of Omega Point Institute. Rinaldo has published numerous cutting-edge articles and books that address the role and responsibility of business in relation to the critical moral, environmental, and social concerns of the day. A regular keynote speaker at conferences and guest lecturer at business schools such as Stanford Business School, the Columbia Graduate School of Business, the Kellogg Graduate Business School at Northwestern University, and the Keenan-Flagler Graduate School of Business at North Carolina Univeristy for over 25 years, Rinaldo is widely recognized as a practical visionary and change agent.

Core areas of Rinaldo’s work include clean energy, climate change analysis and mitigation; sustainable business strategy; values-driven leadership; the development of the human potential at work; global reconstruction; and innovative financial products for Sustainable Responsible Impact Investment (SRI).

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Viviana Gonzales

Executive Assistant

to the CEO

Viviana González joined Omega Point Institute in 2017 and currently serves as Executive Assistant to the CEO and Corporate Secretary of the organization.  A Santa Barbara native, Viviana has over 20 years of administrative experience in a wide range of industries. She has also worked with local charter and private elementary schools as the Diversity Coordinator, working with administrators, teachers, and parents, helping to teach empathy, and working to create an inclusive community. She prides herself on being able to be involved in projects that will have an impact on the world. Viviana is a dedicated life-long learner and credits her ongoing professional and personal growth to all of the incredibly amazing people she has been fortunate enough to work with and learn from.

Viviana is the proud parent of two incredibly hard-working daughters, both recent college graduates. In her free time, she can be found taking long walks with her dogs on the beach or hiking the scenic Santa Barbara trails, enjoying the striking views of the city, the ocean, and the Channel Islands.

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