A DECADE OF DIFFERENCE
celebrating 10 years of President Clinton’s post-presidency
A Decade of Difference: 10 in 10 Features
TEN YEARS AGO, President Clinton left office amidst America’s longest period of prosperity and peace in more than a generation.
He moved into his new offices in Harlem in 2001 and started the William J. Clinton Foundation. The Foundation immediately began its work in the surrounding community to support emerging entrepreneurs, but he couldn’t ignore the urgency of global issues such as poverty, climate change, and the unequal access to health care and economic opportunity worldwide. President Clinton set his Foundation to work on a global scale.
Over the past 10 years, President Clinton’s vision and leadership have resulted in more than 2.6 million people with access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment. His work has helped to turn the tide on childhood obesity in the United States. And he’s redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative.
In addition to his Foundation's work in Haiti, President served as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. He also supports other organizations and causes important to him including involving young people in public service, increasing funding for breast cancer research, and advancing action to create peace in conflict regions around the world.