We know the facts, the statistics, and have the stories to match. Advocacy for some is simply sharing quantitative facts and qualitative, often anecdotal stories to the world, to raise philanthropic dollars. Which is one beautiful, and charitable way to advocate for others, including individuals to whom the Bible refers as "the least of these."
In a time where the notions of greatness and goodness are bandied about the public square like so many shuttlecocks, we hear little of benevolence.
Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity. A few months ago, Warren asked us to reflect on what impact his gift has had on the world.

This past week executive directors Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD and William Moore co-hosted a breakout session at Lakewood Church in Houston on the importance of nutrition during the 1000 day window – from conception to 2 years old – of a child’s life for proper cognitive and physical development. We live in a time where 1 out of 3 people suffer from malnutrition in some form. The most devastating consequences include stunting and wasting of children who are victims of undernutrition.
Esther Havens was ready to take on her true passion, to follow her dream wherever it took her. She wanted to travel the world and help people, so “humanitarian photographer” was the label she gave herself. The task? To help organizations and enterprises obtain photographs for campaigns that would aid the disenfranchised.

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