Thursday, August 5, 2010

Billionaires Giving Away Half Their Fortunes!

Years ago, billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffet committed to giving large portions of their fortunes to charity. Weeks ago they launched The Giving Pledge" campaign targeting other billionaires and encouraging them to give up to half of their fortunes to charity. They began a phone campaign, and as of yesterday we can count Ted Turner and Bernie Marcus on the list of billionaires who have made the commitment according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Bill Gates, specifically started the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia years ago that targets African American Students and located in a low income section of the city. The billionaires have to be applauded for their commitment to give back to the less fortunate.


Chris Lehmann said...


Gates and Microsoft actually were involved the School of the Future in Philadelphia. SLA was founded as a partnership between The Franklin Institute and The School District of Philadelphia. Mr. Gates did visit here in April 2010, but he has not (to date) made any financial contribution to the school.

But we can always hope. :)

Chris Lehmann
Science Leadership Academy

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