Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Allan Golston

Title President, United States Program
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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

Posts By Allan Golston

Every student, every teacher, every day

Thanks to support across the country, hundreds of thousands of students now have access to classroom tools they need to succeed.

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Five Examples of Education Collaboration in Colorado

Allan Golston shares 5 examples of education collaboration in Colorado.

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My Personal Journey into Working to Improve Education for All

My parents both worked two jobs to provide for us, so we could live in a zip code with good public schools. They understood that education was the best ticket to more opportunities and a better life.

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What it Takes to Stay the Course

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending time in Kentucky classrooms to see how teachers are helping transform education for all Kentucky students.

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America’s Businesses Need the Common Core

Business leaders increasingly understand that the shift to the Common Core State Standards will lead to a better educated workforce.

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