My Giving Pledge Promise Isn’t Enough: Why It’s Time for the Wealthy to Do More

The Chronicle of Philanthropy (November 11th, 2020) – My Giving Pledge Promise Isn’t Enough: Why It’s Time for the Wealthy to Do More

by: Kat Taylor

My six decades have taken me many places. As a philanthropist, I have wrestled with grant making that addresses the symptoms but not the root causes of societal ills. As co-founder and former CEO of a mission-driven community bank, I worked to finance a better world by prioritizing lending for social and environmental impact and changing the banking system for good. As an impact investor, I worked with colleagues to create 10 venture funds to try to change the allocation of startup funding. As a food producer and advocate, I have fought for greater racial and gender equity, environmental restoration, and economic resiliency in our food system. On that same road, my spouse, Tom Steyer, and I took the Giving Pledge, and I serve on the boards of several nonprofits…

 

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