In 2010, Bill and Melinda Gates united with Warren Buffet to create The Giving Pledge, enlisting 40 American philanthropists to join them in promising to donate at least half their wealth to charitable causes during their lifetimes or in their wills. The group has grown every year since and is now an international coterie, 183 members strong, including 14 new inductees announced on May 30.
While the organization already includes people of many distinct backgrounds and philanthropic interests—they include representatives from three different generations, 28 US states, and 22 countries—the newest signatories diversify and expand its range even further. Read the Entire Article
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Foundation: Knight Foundation
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Airbnb Social Impact Experiences
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