28 College Leaders Pledge 5 Percent of Earnings to Fight Poverty
Participants in the pledge give their donations directly to charities of their choice, under the condition that at least half of the contributions will benefit international projects.
First college presidents, then politicos, lobbyists, and hedge fund people.
by Jack Stripling
April 30, 2012
. . .Today, 28 current and former college leaders will publicly come forward as charter members of the Presidents' Pledge Against Global Poverty. In so doing, they commit to join Reverend Svennungsen [former president of Texas Lutheran University] by donating 5 percent of their total compensation this year to charities that fight global poverty.
The list includes presidents from liberal-arts colleges, religiously affiliated institutions, and a few research universities.
Here is the list of current and former college leaders who have signed up for the Presidents' Pledge Against Global Poverty:
MaryAnn Baenninger, president, College of Saint Benedict
Sister Linda Bevilacqua, president, Barry University
Sister Joanne Burrows, president, Clarke University
Gaylen J. Byker, president, Calvin College
Nancy Cantor, chancellor, Syracuse University
The Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, president, Loyola University Chicago
Tori Haring-Smith, president, Washington & Jefferson College
Walter Harrison, president, University of Hartford
Mark Heckler, president, Valparaiso University
The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, president, DePaul University
John J. Hurley, president, Canisius College
Nannerl O. Keohane, president emerita, Duke University and Wellesley College
Steve LaNasa, president, Donnelly College
James T. Laney, president emeritus, Emory University
Jane Dammen McAuliffe, president, Bryn Mawr College
Margaret A. McKenna, president emerita, Lesley University
Mary J. Meehan, president, Alverno College
Shirley A. Mullen, president, Houghton College
Sister Anne Munley, president, Marywood University
Christopher B. Nelson, president, St. John's College at Annapolis
Lynn Pasquerella, president, Mount Holyoke College
Sister Mary Reap, president, Elms College
Kevin P. Reilly, president, University of Wisconsin system
George Rupp, president emeritus, Columbia and Rice Universities
Kenneth Starr, president, Baylor University
Sister Diane Steele, president, University of Saint Mary
The Rev. Ann M. Svennungsen, past president, Texas Lutheran University
Christopher M. Thomforde, president, Moravian College
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