The Presidents’ Pledge Against Global Poverty
Highlighting the Leadership Role of College and University
Presidents in Efforts to End Extreme Poverty
Inspired by the power of philanthropy to create social change—and by the vital, historic role of higher education in engaging issues and advancing human progress—Bolder Giving is hosting a new initiative that taps the public leadership role of college and university presidents to fight extreme global poverty.
This initiative amplifies the engagement, knowledge and moral leadership of higher education presidents, past presidents and presidents emeriti in achieving an end to extreme poverty in our lifetimes. Directed by Ann M. Svennungsen, past president of Texas Lutheran University and The Fund for Theological Education, the project is cultivating conversations and forging commitment among presidents who currently serve or have led higher education institutions of all types, ranging from leading liberal arts colleges to major land grant universities.
Presidents who participate in The Presidents’ Pledge commit to give five percent or more of their personal income to combat issues of poverty in U.S. communities and around the world. Join a community of higher education leaders offering critical knowledge and public leadership to eradicate poverty and reach the UN Millennium Development goals.
To learn more, please contact:
Ann M. Svennungsen
Director, The Presidents’ Pledge Against Global Poverty