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Serious, intense, optimistic: Bill and Melinda Gates at Stanford

1 Charles Keidan 27 June 2014

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates gave the first ever joint commencement speech in Stanford University’s history in June. Despite the historic and demanding nature of the occasion – commencements are increasingly high profile events to …

Version 2.0: The Giving Pledge globalizes

Bradford Smith and Foundation Center 4 March 2013

They said that the Giving Pledge was ‘made in America’, they said that Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett didn’t understand other cultures, and that their brand of philanthropy was inappropriate for (substitute the …

New Foundation Center initiative to keep track of Giving Pledge and its effects

Alliance magazine 10 August 2012

The Foundation Center is to keep an ‘Eye on the Giving Pledge’, launched by Warren Buffett and the Gateses. The new move, described by the Foundation Center as a ‘resource’, is part of the Center’s …

Ultra-rich Americans sign up to Gates-Buffett pledge

Alliance magazine 9 August 2010

Six weeks after Bill Gates and Warren Buffett launched their campaign to persuade US billionaires to donate at least half of their fortunes to charity, 40 have already agreed to do so. The two have …

1 per cent is not enough

NPC 22 July 2010

Last month in the United States, Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates launched their ‘giving pledge’ calling on every US billionaire, and essentially every billionaire around the globe, to pledge to give 50 per …

How would you have spent $10 billion? Eight prominent philanthropists and charity chief executives give their views

Alliance magazine 5 March 2010

Bill Gates’ pledge at Davos of $10 billion over the coming decade to help develop vaccines and distribute them to children in the developing world prompted the Wall Street Journal Europe to ask a number …