January 1, 2013
Jan 01

Press Release: William J. Clinton Foundation Publishes Names of 2012 Contributors on Foundation Website

New York, NY
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY — The William J. Clinton Foundation today updated its list of contributors to include contributions received in 2012, with gratitude for the contributions that continue to sustain the work of the Foundation and its charitable initiatives.

The Clinton Foundation has received contributions of all sizes, from people of all means. Over the life of the Foundation, the median gift amount has been $35. In 2012, approximately 24,000 donors made contributions to support the work of the Foundation, of which more than 20,000 gave less than $250. Since 1997, nearly 300,000 individuals have made contributions to support and continue the important work of the Clinton Foundation, with over 93 percent of those contributors making gifts of $250 or less.

All contributions to the Foundation continue to make the following accomplishments and ongoing work possible:

  • Providing more than 47,000 cataracts surgeries in Peru.
  • Reducing prices from $15 to $5 per child for the rotavirus vaccine in poor countries.
  • The launch of the new Clinton Health Matters Initiative, which works to improve the health and well-being of people across the United States.
  • Making possible more than 160 new Commitments to Action made by Clinton Global Initiative members that, once fully funded, will be valued at more than $2.4 billion and positively impact nearly 22 million lives.

The list of contributors through 2012 is published today on the Foundation’s website at http://www.clintonfoundation.org/contributors.

The Clinton Foundation has disclosed its 2012 donors in accordance with the memorandum of understanding agreed to with the Obama Administration to ensure that not even the appearance of a conflict of interest exists between the Clinton Foundation’s work and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s service. President Clinton’s efforts are unprecedented and go above and beyond what the law requires and are intended to allow the important work of the Foundation to continue.

About the William J. Clinton Foundation

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Bill Clinton established the Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results.  Since 2001, President Clinton’s vision and leadership have resulted in nearly 5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 15,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 51,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 2 million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world. And President Clinton has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have made more than 2,300 commitments that are improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries.  For more information, visit clintonfoundation.org, read our blog at www.clintonfoundation.org/upclose, and follow us on Twitter @ClintonTweet and Facebook at Facebook.com/BillClinton.