This project’s objective is to use riches to make the world a better place, similar to the Giving Pledge’s mission. Being a part of something greater than my accomplishments, as well as pledging to support sustainable NGOs that have a long-term influence on the missions they serve, are important to the pledgers. In August 2010, 40 of America’s wealthiest people pledged to donate the bulk of their fortune to solve some of society’s most serious issues. The Giving Pledge was created by Warren Buffett, Melinda French Gates, and Bill Gates after a series of meetings with donors about how they might set a new standard of giving among the ultra-wealthy. While the Giving Pledge was first centered on the United States, it swiftly expanded. Chad Richison is one such pledge contributing to this noble cause. He learned as a child in Tuttle, Oklahoma, that if he desired something, he had to work hard for it. That upbringing instilled in me a can-do attitude toward myself and others, for which I am thankful. His desire is that this devotion inspires others and proves that what we can accomplish in life is only limited by our imagination.
An event for society’s betterment
The Giving Pledge is not a one-time occurrence. Chad Richison is taking the pledge for society’s betterment. It entails joining an enthusiastic community of some of the world’s most active philanthropists to discuss issues, achievements, and failures, as well as share ideas on how to give smarter. Signatories are bound together by a desire to learn and give. The Giving Pledge team hosts events throughout the year for signatories, families, and employees to learn from experts and one another about how to effectively use their donations to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.