Allan C. Golston, president of the United States Program, leads the foundation’s efforts to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education that leads to success in college and their career. He oversees the U.S. Program’s major areas of investment—Education, Pacific Northwest, Special Initiatives, and Advocacy.
Golston’s professional background is in finance, health care, and education. He holds an MBA from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. He is an active community volunteer and serves on the boards of a number of regional and national organizations
January 21, 2015 / Allan Golston
How education can help increase opportunities for all young people in the United States.
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October 28, 2014 / Allan Golston
Allan Golston shares 5 examples of success, and 5 challenges in postsecondary education.
October 17, 2014 / Esther Aguilera, Allan Golston
Allan Golston chats with CHCI President Esther Aguilera about giving every child a great education.
October 01, 2014 / Allan Golston
Navigating the school system can be a challenge for parents. It’s even harder when you don’t speak English. Here are some tools that could help.
A reflection on what the Gates Millennium Scholars program has accomplished, what we’ve learned from it, and what we can do to further increase college completion for minority students.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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