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
August 25, 2014 / Allan Golston
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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July 29, 2014 / Allan Golston
Allan Golston shares 5 examples of education collaboration in Colorado.
May 20, 2014 / Allan Golston
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.
January 28, 2014 / Allan Golston
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.
November 26, 2013 / Allan Golston
Business leaders increasingly understand that the shift to the Common Core State Standards will lead to a better educated workforce.
"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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