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July 10, 2017

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Brain Trust Drawn From VC, Tech — and Traditional Philanthropy

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's leadership team draws from the ranks of tech, politics, and traditional philanthropy. Pictured from left are Brian Pinkerton, chief technology officer; David Plouffe, head of policy and advocacy; co-founder Priscilla Chan; Jim Shelton, head of education; science chief Cori Bargmann; and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

It’s the philanthropic undertaking of a generation.

In late 2015, upon the birth of their first child, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his spouse, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, announced that they would dedicate 99 percent of their Facebook...

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