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The Giving Pledge Kicks Into High Gear


Last week another 17 families announced they were taking the Giving Pledge and committing to giving the “majority of their wealth to philanthropy.” This follows an earlier announcement in August when a group of 40 families took the pledge, a long-term charitable project launched by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates. Thanks to Darin McKeever of the Gates Foundation for pointing out the website for the Giving Pledge – www.givingpledge.org – which has copies of the letters that each of the families has written. Check it out; it makes for some fascinating reading.