“I am very pleased to pledge that I plan to contribute the substantial majority of my assets to philanthropy. As you know, I am well on my way.”

Title of this post is a quote from Peter G. Peterson’s Statement at GivingPledge.org.

From many news sources, including NPR.org:

Six weeks after launching a campaign to get other billionaires to donate most of their fortunes, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. released the first list Wednesday of people who have signed what he and Gates call the “giving pledge.”

Imagine the benefit of having engaged partners helping to create an educational & research facility. The right partners coming together around Pleasure House Point could inspire the critical mass necessary which could be part of the foundation of bringing clean tech business to Hampton Roads. Someone in the USA is going to be leader in clean tech. Hampton Roads has many assets that haven’t been leveraged yet. A unique educational component, plus our Military and it’s expertise, retirees starting new careers here and energetic youth expand the opportunity in boldly preserving, restoring and protecting PHP and could galvanize bold thinking beyond what’s imagined today.

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