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Bill and Melinda Gates

I'm All in On Women

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

Sandwiched between the State of the Union address and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade is another January tradition: the release of Bill and Melinda Gates' Annual Letter.

Philanthropy As a Family Affair

Epaminondas Farmakis | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Epaminondas Farmakis

According to Forbes magazine, we are currently living in an era commonly referred to as the "Golden Age of Philanthropy." The number of family found...

The One Thing the Class of 2014 Needs to Hear Before Graduating

Zach Maurin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Zach Maurin

Cliches don't help careers or shape character. Real concrete opportunities do. National service -- a "service year" -- is one opportunity that every young person needs to hear about.

Bring Every Good Thing To Our Children

Melinda Gates | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good in the world.

Gates' Prediction About Ending Global Poverty Is Built On Progress Already Made

Anne Goddard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Anne Goddard

In the annual shareholder letter of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released recently, the couple made a confident prediction that has raised more than a few eyebrows and invited a chorus of cynics.

Gates Foundation Awards $23 Million For New Mosquito Control Method

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact

March 14 (Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $23 million for research being led by University of Notre Dame biologists to pr...

Bill Gates' Rose-Colored Glasses

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To his credit, Gates is a remarkable philanthropist, and his generosity certainly sets a bold standard for all wealthy people to emulate. Nevertheless, his appears blind to the genuine suffering of people who endure poverty, even in the wealthiest countries on Earth.

GoDaddy CEO Pledges Half Of Wealth To Charity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Bob Parsons, former CEO of GoDaddy, recently pledged half his wealth to charity. Parsons and wife, Renee, recently joined the Giving Pledge –- a ...

Melinda Gates On Family Planning: 'Do The Right Thing, Regardless If It's Controversial'

Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact

Melinda Gates believes providing contraception is key to empowering women, and she doesn’t care how much flak she gets for it. Prior to receiving...

35% Of U.S. Foundation Giving Helps Economically Disadvantaged: Report

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2013 | Impact

By Manuela Badawy NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Giving in the United States by private and community foundations reached an estimated $5...

Why Moms Matter

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Today, we launch Global Mom Relay -- an interactive, online conversation over the next 62 days that features moms, celebrities, experts and others who will shares stories of motherhood and talk about what we can do to improve the health of mothers and children around the world.

Gates Talks Charity, Tech, Cheap Thrills On Reddit

Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact

Bill Gates has taken to Reddit for a gabfest on everything from philanthropy to his bucket list, with a strong emphasis on global development. The...

Warren Buffett Reveals He Donated A Bajillion Dollars In 2012

AP | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett gave Berkshire Hathaway stock worth $21.6 million away in the second half of 2012. Buff...

Exclusive: Melinda Gates on Family Planning and Changing the World

Marianne Schnall | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Marianne Schnall

Controversy over reproductive rights has been at the forefront of our national conversation, but philanthropist Melinda Gates would like to take the controversy out and transform the narrative into a global one through education and advocacy.

Bill Gates: The Global Fund is "One of the Most Effective Ways We Invest Our Money"

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

We know we can end AIDS. It was a pretty good year and an absolutely astounding decade.

Study: Gates Foundation Project Spared 100,000 Indians From HIV

AP | By MARGIE MASON | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact

By MARGIE MASON, Associated Press -- An estimated 100,000 people in India may have escaped HIV infection over five years thanks to one of the worl...

Joe Jonas, Ben Afleck & More: Famous Birthdays On August 15

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.15.2011 | Home

In a world of around 6.93 billion people, chances are it's someone famous' birthday everyday. Will it be your favorite TV personality? Maybe an im...

Are You an Impatient Optimist?

Melinda Gates | Posted 10.12.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

In my work at the foundation, I'm proud to highlight voices of the global effort to alleviate poverty, promote health and ensure that every student in the U.S. has an effective teacher. Witnessing this life-saving work firsthand has made me an optimist.

Gates Foundation Gave $2.5 Billion In 2010, Report Says

AP | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact

SEATTLE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave away $2.5 billion in 2010, but its CEO acknowledged in its annual report released Wednesday that t...

Colorado Education Gets A Boost From Bill And Melinda Gates

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.13.2011 | Denver

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has invested a three-year $9.7 million fund into four of Colorado's school districts to initiate and aid education...

Lucy Blodgett

The Milken Conference 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles

Monday marked the first morning of the 2011 Milken Conference, a four-day long event hosted by the Milken Institute at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Thou...

In Honor of Women's History Month: Travel as a Catalyst for Change

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

Travel is a strong catalyst for change. Sustainable tourism, at its best, "provides hard currency, jobs, and connects people to really understand the needs of a community."

Bill And Melinda Gates -- Can Couples In Bed And Business Together Have It All?

Allison S. Tabor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison S. Tabor

Can their businesses and relationship survive the work/live existence?

Charter School Growth Fund Announces $160 Million Campaign To Open More Non-Traditional Schools

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ATLANTA — Groups hoping to open charter schools across the country could soon have millions more dollars available. The Charter School Growth F...

Why Are Successful Business Partnerships As Important As Marriage?

Michael D. Eisner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael D. Eisner

The institution of marriage -- life collaboration -- gets a lot more attention than the institution of business collaboration. But the benefits of working together -- of finding a partner -- are extraordinary.