Twelve More Families Sign the 'Giving Pledge'

Twelve More Families Sign the 'Giving Pledge'

The Giving Pledge has announced that twelve more families have signed on to the campaign, bringing the total number of pledge signatories to eighty-one.

New signatories include Bill and Karen Ackman, Steve Bing, Arthur M. Blank, Edgar M. Bronfman, Glenn and Eva Dubin, Red and Charline McCombs, Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman, Elon Musk, John and Ginger Sall, Henry and Susan Samueli, John A. and Susan Sobrato, and Ted and Vada Stanley.

Initiated by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010, the Giving Pledge campaign aims to inspire conversations about philanthropy and charitable giving in the United States and inspire the wealthiest Americans to learn from each other, get smarter about their giving, and contribute to changing the norms around wealth and giving.

"It's terrific to be adding these twelve families to the Giving Pledge," said Buffett. "They come from different backgrounds but share a common desire to see positive change in our world. We've said from the beginning that this is a long-term effort, but I'm particularly pleased to see continued momentum in encouraging greater and more thoughtful philanthropy."

"Twelve More U.S. Families Pledge Majority of Wealth to Philanthropy." Giving Pledge Press Release 04/19/2012.