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September 24, 2014

Clinton Global Initiative Draws 188 New Pledges

Correction: An earlier version of this article said the Clinton Global Initiative raised $103 billion at the 2014 event. That figure was the cumulative amount raised from all of the events from 2005 through mid-2014. The number of commitments made during that time was 3,100.

The Clinton Global Initiative, which ended Wednesday, drew 188 new pledges from participants around the world. Commitments from the  initiative's launch in 2005 through mid-2014 totaled $103-billion.

You can see some clips from the event, and below is list of some of the pledges, announcements, and tweets.

Pledges Announced

  • $280-million from BRAC International to help more than 2.7 million girls across eight countries to finish school and go on to careers
  • $100-million from Camfed to help girls in Sub-Saharan Africa complete secondary school
  • $50-million from Grameen America to support 7,000 female entrepreneurs in Harlem.
  • $20-million from the Calvert Foundation to increase access to green energy products, such as solar lighting and clean cookstoves, for developing countries.
  • $19-million from Discovery Communications and the United Kingdom’s Department for Internaitonal Development  to improve learning for girls in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria
  • $16-million from Plan International to prevent and respond to gender-based violence at schools in Asia
  • $12-million from Room to Read to help an additional 15,000 girls in nine countries to finish secondary school and go on to college and careers
  • $6-million noncash support from Direct Relief, Last Mile Health, Wellbody Alliance, and Africare to airlift 100 tons of medical supplies to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak.
  • $4-million from the FHI Foundation and FHI 360 to study how to improve international-development projects across different fields.
  • $3.2-million from the Lumina Foundation and $3-million challenge grant from Cisco to the National Service Alliance for its Service Year program, which encourages young adults ages 18 to 28 to embark on community service for a year.
  • $3-million from Comcast and NBCUniversal, Airbnb, Jonathan and Jeanne Lavine, and Josh and Anita Bekenstein to Be the Change for its ServiceNation campaign to encourage people to volunteer for a year.

Tweets From the Event


Editor's note: This article was originally published on September 22 and updated.

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