In Annual Letter, Bill, Melinda Gates Outline Development Successes, Impact Of Warren Buffett’s $30B Gift To Foundation

GeekWire: What Bill and Melinda Gates are doing with Warren Buffett’s $30 billion, a decade after historic gift
“‘It was the biggest single gift anyone ever gave anybody for anything.’ That’s how Bill and Melinda Gates describe Warren Buffett’s $30 billion donation in an open letter to the famous investor, 10 years after his historic gift. The letter, released publicly today, is a report to Buffett on the progress toward the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s goals to prevent childhood death, end disease, and improve the lives of people around the world. … [T]he bulk has gone to global health, supporting the Gates Foundation and its partners in areas such as vaccine distribution, access to contraceptives, and scientific research to help the world’s poorest people…” (Bishop, 2/14).

Quartz: Bill and Melinda Gates wrote a letter to Warren Buffett about the best deals in philanthropy
“…In their account for Buffet of the foundation’s work, the Gates make the case for optimism, rooted in progress over the past few decades fighting extreme poverty and childhood mortality. They say 122 million children’s lives have been saved since 1990 thanks to a reduction in mortality rates. ‘There is no greater value than this,’ Bill Gates writes in the letter. ‘Saving children’s lives is the best deal in philanthropy.’ The Gates cite vaccinations and contraception as two of the most effective investments in saving and improving lives…” (Delaney, 2/14).

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