Julia Stasch is Vice President of U.S. Programs of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She is responsible for U.S. grantmaking, with a focus on the disconnect between the major institutions and systems that affect people’s lives and profound global economic, social, demographic, and technological trends.
Current areas of interest include community and economic development, housing, the justice system, digital media and learning, and projects on critical cross-cutting social and economic policy issues.
April 08, 2012 / Paula Ellis, Deborah Jacobs, Julia Stasch
This National Library Week, rediscover your library, as a portal to other worlds—and your own community.
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"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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