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Global Impact Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, Syrian Refugee and Resiliency Fund

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Economic Development

Posted: Sep 22, 2014 – 01:30 PM EST

 

Alexandria, VA, Sep. 22 /CSRwire/ - Today, at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Global Impact announced the launch of the Syrian Refugee and Resiliency Fund to provide CGI members with access to a neutral platform to raise funds Commitments to Action related to the Syrian refugee crisis, with a particular emphasis on Jordan. These funds will support CGI members with active Commitments to Action and which have funding gaps. Global Impact President and CEO Scott Jackson joined former President Bill Clinton and His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on stage at the Annual Meeting to announce the fund.

The goal of the Syrian Refugee and Resiliency Fund is to serve as a platform to transform private donations into investments that will assist in alleviating the crisis. The fund aims to:

  • Raise $1 million to provide support to Syrian refugees in Jordan, and other countries impacted by the crisis
  • Reduce pressure on Jordan’s government and public resources
  • Ease tension in the region
  • Help to close funding gaps for Syrian refugee crisis-related Commitments to Action in areas such as education, healthcare and economic development

“I am incredibly honored to announce the Syrian Refugee and Resiliency Fund. The Jordanian people have graciously welcomed Syrian refugees into their country. But resources are being stretched too thin, and intervention is necessary. This fund will help ease the burden on Jordan and lessen the suffering of the Syrian refugees there,” said Scott Jackson.

The three-year long conflict in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis; approximately 3 million refugees have sought asylum in neighboring countries. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has experienced an influx of nearly 600,000 refugees (increasing the country’s population by roughly 30 percent). Jordan has given the refugees access to its public services and is now experiencing an over-exhaustion of its socio‑economic infrastructure and resources.

In addition to the Syrian Refugee and Resiliency Fund, many Global Impact’s partners will be announcing their own commitments on a variety of issues. Among those making commitments are:

  • American Jewish World Service
  • The END Fund
  • Pact
  • Restore the Earth Foundation
  • Seattle International Foundation

Global Impact is honored to be participating in the CGI Annual Meeting and for the opportunity to further the organization’s goal of growing global philanthropy.

 

About Global Impact
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with approximately 450 public and private sector workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 120 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization serves as administrator for one of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.6 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.

Learn more at charity.org. Follow Global Impact on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook.

 

About the Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 180 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 2,900 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries.

CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.

For more information, please contact:

Joseph Mettimano Vice President, Marketing & Campaign Engagement
Phone: 703-717-5221

For more from this organization:

Global Impact

 

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