Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Clinton Foundation eNewsletter


I want to thank you for the outpouring of birthday greetings and generous gifts in support of my Foundation in honor of my 64th birthday. I was so pleased to hear that 2,600 individuals helped us exceed the $50,000 goal for matching donations, meaning more than $228,000 will go toward our important work to address the most pressing challenges of our world. Look at what we have done and currently have planned here

Lance Armstrong attending Clinton Global Initiative

Treating cancer in the developing world

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bill Clinton to stump on Staten Island for US rep

Clinton will campaign Friday for first-term Democratic Rep. Michael McMahon.

The event is a rally at a college on the island.

RSVP here

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Statement by President Bill Clinton on the Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

"Tomorrow, five years will have passed since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Mississippi and Louisiana shorelines, taking the lives of over 1,800 people and causing more than $81 billion of damage. Although new challenges — from a tragic oil spill to a nationwide economic recession — have captured the headlines in the region, we have not forgotten those who lost their loved ones, their livelihoods, and their homes in the storm.

In five years, great progress has been made: metro New Orleans has recovered more than 90 percent of its population and 85 percent of its jobs. Musicians and artists are returning in droves. Infrastructure has been built stronger than ever before. Children are learning more in their schools. But there is still work to be done. People still need jobs, education and training, and the assurance that what happened five years ago will never happen again.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bill Clinton to appear in Nashville Sept. 9

Former Democratic President Bill Clinton is slated to appear Sept. 9 in Nashville --- at an undisclosed location --- to boost the gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Mike McWherter.

Parisa Sabeti, director of the Clinton Economic Opportunity Initiative, contributed an article on the Clinton Foundation's approach to entrepreneurshi

Small businesses are critical drivers of our economic recovery. The Clinton Foundation is working to help these small businesses preserve existing jobs, create new ones, and, in the process, empower entire communities.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Clinton Foundation fundraising event in NY $150

I just got the link to the event to buy tickets (very bottom). If you could PLEASE select my name from the "invited by" drop down menu" I would appreciate it. Thanks Amy Dugan

Fundraising event for Bill Clinton's Foundation
Brooklyn Bowl
Thursday, September 16, 2010
8:00-11:00 PM
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Join us for another inspiring night in New York, featuring remarks by President Clinton, a special performance by a leading contemporary musical artist, celebrity guests, and the chance to meet with a dynamic group of young leaders committed to solving problems.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Clinton Foundation partners with Seedco Financial Services to support NYC small businesses

Building on its long-term commitment to economic advancement, the William J. Clinton Foundation has launched a strategic partnership with Seedco Financial Services to support businesses whose operations impact underserved communities in New York City. The Foundation’s Clinton Economic Opportunity Initiative (CEO), which supports entrepreneurs in underserved communities, and Seedco Financial, a non-profit which provides affordable financing and business assistance to organizations in economically distressed areas, will work together over an 18-month period, through their respective programs, to support up to 20 small businesses by providing them with access to loan financing, advisory services, and other resources to help these companies succeed and grow.

PHOTO: Bill And Hill Rock Out In The Hamptons

New Jersey Senator John Corzine looked on wistfully. “I just wish,” Corzine said shaking his head, “I mean I knew — she would have been able to handle this Congress… but it was just Obama’s time.”

odd comment considering she has been working towards the WH much longer and Obama is very young with plenty of time to get there

Monday, August 23, 2010

Check out the attendees for the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

This wonderful annual meeting is Sept 20-23 in NY

Today, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) announced participants in its 2010 Annual Meeting. First Lady Michelle Obama, Haiti Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Melinda Gates, Jeff Gordon, Shakira Mebarak, and Muhammad Yunus will join other global leaders in NYC to address challenges in economic empowerment, education, energy, and global health.

Chelsea Clinton To Host Bike Ride For Haiti Charity

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush joined forces to establish the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, to provide aid to struggling regions. The New York Post reports Bill Clinton is also expected to be present at the event.

Other supporters can make an online donation to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund or contribute $10 by texting the word "QUAKE" to 20222.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

the Clinton Foundation is working to give more than 20,000 farmers in Malawi the tools to improve their lives.

Did you know? Two-thirds of Africans rely on agriculture for survival, but many farmers lack access to markets that would allow them to support their families and sustain their livelihoods. This year, the Clinton Foundation is working to give more than 20,000 farmers in Malawi the tools to improve their lives.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Get the William J Clinton Foundation 2009 Annual Report to learn more

This detailed report with photos and graphs shows quantitatively the real impact of the Foundation's initiatives. The future directions for the upcoming years are also outlined.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Photo slideshow of Bill Clinton's visit to Haiti Tuesday

Bill Clinton visited Haiti for the second meeting by the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Aug. 17, 2010

Big news on President Clinton's birthday


I just received a message moments ago informing me that for President Clinton's birthday gift, a generous donor has offered to match your donations for the next 72 hours -- up to $50,000 -- to help President Clinton accomplish his ambitious wish list.

As President Clinton would tell you himself, this birthday gift is about something much greater than one person.

It's really about the lives of all the people around the globe that we'll be able to touch this year. Your donation is translated into meals, trees, expert advice -- the simple tools that can profoundly change the path of a person's life. And now your support will go twice as far.

Will you help contribute to President Clinton's wish list by Saturday, August 21, and double your impact?

Knowing how much this work and your support means to President Clinton, I would love to tell him before his birthday celebration this weekend that we reached our $50,000 matching goal. I know without a doubt that there's no birthday gift that would make him happier.

Pres. Clinton is Physicians for Peace's 2010 Humanitarian Award winner in observance of World Humanitarian Day

NORFOLK, VA (08/18/2010)(readMedia)-- Physicians for Peace has announced that President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, will be the recipient of the 2010 Charles E. Horton Award for Humanitarian Service via video. President Clinton will be recognized on October 2, 2010, during the Physicians for Peace annual gala reception in Virginia Beach. Physicians for Peace mobilizes healthcare educators to take their teaching skills to developing countries to improve the quality of healthcare for disadvantaged populations.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Events at the Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Foundation and Clinton School are pleased to invite you to the next installment in the Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Secretary Duncan will discuss the status and future of public education in America. Duncan was nominated as secretary by then President-elect Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2009. During his confirmation hearings, Duncan said, "Education is the most pressing issue facing America;" he added, "Education is also the civil rights issue of our generation."

Prior to his appointment, Duncan served as the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools and was the longest-serving, big-city education superintendent in the country. From 1992–1998 he ran the non-profit Ariel Education Initiative which helped fund college for inner-city children under the "I Have a Dream" program. The Kumpuris Lecture Series is sponsored by the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton School, and AT&T.

When: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Lecture
5:30p.m. — Doors Open

Take advantage of our FREE parking at the Center and ride the complimentary shuttle to and from the Statehouse.
Where: Wally Allen Ballroom
Statehouse Convention Center
7 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock

*Reserve your seats by emailing or calling 501.683.5239.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Interim Haiti Recovery Commission Announces Over $1. 6 Billion in New Project Proposals, Outlines Priorities

The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), co-chaired by Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and President Bill Clinton, today reaffirmed its goals and priorities and announced a set of projects at its second Board meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

To date, the Commission has received more than $1.6 billion in new project proposals that

Monday, August 16, 2010

VIDEO Bill Clinton Brings Star Power to Kendrick Meek Campaign

"I love Kendrick Meek," Clinton told a crowd of about 1,000 at a sweltering gymnasium in Pompey Park before heading to rallies with Meek in Davie and Miami.

Clinton Foundation teams up with female entrepreneur in Chocó, Colombia, to create new economic opportunities for women

The Colombian region of Chocó has been affected by violence for years. Few economic opportunities exist, especially for displaced Afro-Colombian single women. Maritza Para Córdoba is an exception. With the help of the economic empowerment opportunities provided by the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI), Maritza was able to build a sustainable business and employ other women in her community.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bill Clinton was in KY for the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center in Kentucky

President Clinton is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center in Kentucky. He visited with 30 students who all were fitted and given free hearing implants by the Starkey Foundation today.

here is a great write up of his visit/speech

Clinton Foundation Alliance for a Healthier Generation 2nd Annual Youth Health Forum

The Clinton Foundation’s Alliance for a Healthier Generation, YMCA of Greater New York, and Chef Marcus Samuelsson teamed up with NYC youth today at the 2nd Annual Youth Health Forum. More than 150 children gathered at the Harlem YMCA to take personal health pledges and discuss how to build healthier communities.

Join Bill Clinton's cause on Facebook

Many people are posting messages and making small donations via Bill Clinton's Facebook causes. This is his birthday wish.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Statement by President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Passing of Former Representative Dan Rostenkowski

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend Dan Rostenkowski. Dan was a great chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, whose ability to get things done in Congress was indispensable in balancing the budget, while investing more in better education and in getting our economy on the right course at the end of the 20th century. We were also glad to work closely with him on health care reform, welfare reform, and crime prevention. He was a tireless advocate for the people of Chicago and a true patriot who served our country well. Our thoughts and prayers are with LaVerne and their three daughters."

Wish President Clinton a Happy Birthday

Come post a happy birthday message to President Clinton. He would like us to donate to charity for his birthday gift. Give what you can, every dollar helps.
Thanks Amy Dugan

For those who want to donate through his Foundation link instead of his Facebook cause link go here

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Video Bill Clinton asked questions outside AR event today

An important part of our economic future is educating our people," said the former President.

A crowd of hundreds watched and listened to President Clinton's message on the importance of educating ourselves about economics.

VIDEO Bill Clinton Taps Revamped Causes ‘Birthday Wish’ To Raise Money For Charity

Former President Bill Clinton is looking to turn his 64th birthday into an opportunity to counter malnutrition in Columbia, reduce childhood obesity in the US, and improve lives around the world. And to do it, he’s turning to Birthday Wish, a service powered by Causes that makes it easy to ask your friends for charity donations in honor of your big day. Clinton will be sharing his Birthday Wish with his 366,000 Facebook fans, making this the most widely shared wish on the platform to date (and the first time a major celebrity has used it). You can find his Wish here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Photos of Bill Clinton at Sestak rally

Clinton stressed the need to send Sestak to the Senate, touting the accomplishments of Democratic administrations, including his own eight tenure as President. He said Sestak's military career shows that he is a "problem solver," and said that Sestak would be a problem solver in the Senate.

Clinton's speech was also an indictment of what he termed "failed Republican" ideas. He noted that America turns to the Democrats in times of trouble. He cited as examples the election of Jimmy Carter in 1976, after the Watergate scandal; his election in 1992, in a time of recession; and Barack Obama's election in 2008, after the recession and banking collapse.

After his speech, Clinton worked the crowd, shaking hands, posing for pictures, and signing autographs. In addition to signing a number of books, Clinton signed a couple of baseballs, fliers

Entire slideshow in this article

VIDEO August is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative

August is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI) is marking the completion of 6,000 cataract surgeries in underserved areas of Peru. Despite being preventable and relatively easy to treat, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the developing world and bring further hardship to communities that are already disadvantaged. CGSGI has partnered with Fundación Carlos Slim to support 50,000 cataract surgeries in Peru over four years.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bill Clinton wants your opinion

When I established my Foundation, I wanted to focus our work on the issues that I cared about most and where we could have the greatest impact: economic empowerment in the United States and in some of the poorest places on Earth; the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States; climate change around the world; health and education initiatives globally; and now, the reconstruction efforts in Haiti. Today, I want to hear from you about the issues you care about. Take the poll on my website about our work, see what issues are important to others, and then add your comments here on my Facebook page. -President Clinton

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bill Clinton: Donors still holding out on billion in pledges for Haiti reconstruction

Bill Clinton said Friday that international donors are still reluctant to make good on billions of dollars in pledges for Haiti's post-earthquake reconstruction.

Visiting a town where hundreds of thousands of homeless still live under tarps and tents, the former U.S. president told The Associated Press he hopes the presentation of $300 million worth of projects at the Aug. 17 meeting of the commission he co-chairs with Haiti's prime minister will help open their wallets.

"We're going for very specific projects at the next meeting and then we're going to make another run at 'em and see what happens," Clinton told AP during a two-day visit to the quake-ravaged country. "We just want to get the show on the road."

PHOTOS of Bill Clinton in Haiti

Bill Clinton busy in Haiti. Too bad the media are not all over there with the intense interest they had over his daughter's wedding. Clearly he is working hard on Haiti but there is soooo much more to do!

Clayton Homes working with Clinton Foundation in Haiti

Clayton Homes Inc. is partnering with the Clinton Foundation to ship modular classrooms to Haiti as part of the effort to rebuild the country after its devastating earthquake several months ago.
We are delighted to work with the Clinton Foundation in participation with the U.N., Red Cross, World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank to help rebuild Haiti. This program will help get children back in school and create much needed Haitian jobs," Clayton said.

win a chance to meet and get your photo taken with President Clinton at a private reception on August 16!

On August 16, President Clinton is coming to South Florida to campaign with Kendrick before the August 24th primary -- and we are choosing one lucky grassroots supporter to be our special guest at the event. If you are the winner, you will attend a private reception before the rally and have your picture taken with President Clinton and Kendrick.

The rally will be a big event for our campaign, and we wanted to make sure that we could share it with you, our grassroots supporters. Make a contribution of $5 or more today and be automatically entered to win!

Click here to make a contribution of $5 or more and be automatically entered to meet President Clinton and Kendrick. You'll get your photo taken with them at a private reception before their August 16 rally. The primary is less than 18 days away, so contribute today!

With less than 18 days left until the primary, Kendrick is touring the state, reaching out to voters, and telling them why he is the best choice for Florida.

President Clinton breaks ground today on a new communal hurricane shelter in Haiti

President Clinton breaks ground today on a new communal hurricane shelter at the École Communautaire Sainte Thérèse de Darbonne in Léogâne, Haiti. The structure will also serve as a school and is the first project to benefit from the Clinton Foundation’s $1 million donation for disaster preparedness. President Clinton has inspired commitments from other donors—including the American Red Cross, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank—to enable the construction of dozens of additional shelters.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bill Clinton has twitter account, follow him in Haiti today

Get updates about President Clinton’s trip to Haiti at
Today, he will be meeting with Haitian government officials and private sector leaders to discuss the reconstruction process. Tomorrow, he will attend a ground breaking for a Clinton Foundation commitment to build a school that will also serve as a communal shelter during storms and also visit other projects.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bill Clinton to campaign for Kendrick Meek

Bill Clinton to campaign for Meek Aug 16th

President Clinton Joins Kendrick Meek in Palm Beach County
Delray Community Center
50 Northwest 1st Avenue
Delray Beach, Fl.
Doors open at 4:30 PM

President Clinton Joins Kendrick Meek in Broward County
The Signature Grand
6900 West State Road 84
Davie, Fl.
Doors open at 6:45 PM

President Clinton Joins Kendrick Meek in Miami
Gusman Theatre
174 East Flagler Street
Miami, Fl.
Doors open at 8:30 PM

go to his website to get your free priorty tickets

President Clinton to stump for Sestak

MEDIA, Pa. - President Bill Clinton will participate in a rally in support of Joe’s Senate candidacy on Tuesday, August 10 at Scranton High School.

President Clinton, who served from 1993 to 2001, was the first Democratic president to be awarded a second term in six decades. Under his leadership, the United States enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history. His administration resulted in moving the nation from record deficits to record surpluses; the creation of over 22 million jobs; low levels of unemployment, poverty and crime; and the highest homeownership and college enrollment rates in history.


WHAT: Joe Sestak for Senate Rally
WHO: U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak with President Bill Clinton
WHEN: Tuesday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Scranton High School Gym, 63 Munchak Way, Scranton, Pa. 18508

Those interested in attending must RSVP and should call the campaign’s Scranton office at (570) 983-2280

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Clinton Economic Opportunity Initiative

‎28 million Americans do not have a bank account, and an additional 44 million rely on higher-cost financial-service outlets. The Clinton Economic Opportunity Initiative is working to expand access to safe, affordable financial tools right here in the United States.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Programs at the Clinton Center

Wrap up your summer with a trip to the Clinton Presidential Center and Park. In August, the Center celebrates President Clinton’s birthday with a free admission day. Educators from across Arkansas are invited to a special reception to preview the Center’s exciting educational programs. Meet authors Lisa and Laura Ling who will sign their new book, "Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home."
Aug. 11 – Severe Weather Wednesdays

Aug. 11 – Educators’ Reception

Aug. 13 – Laura Ling & Lisa Ling Book Signing

Aug. 14 – FREE Admission Day

Aug. 14 & Aug. 28 – Super Summer Saturdays
go to the website for more details

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Joint statement from Clintons on Chelsea's wedding

Joint statement by former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the wedding of their daughter, Chelsea: