Peter G. Peterson on his Participation in The Giving Pledge

Aug 4, 2010

“The cause of my life is to help ensure that future generations -- our children and grandchildren -- have access to the same opportunities that I have had. I’ve been very lucky in my life as the son of poor immigrants; I’ve had more success than I could have imagined. In 2007, I decided to commit a billion dollars to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation to address fiscal challenges I believe are undeniable, unsustainable, and politically speaking, untouchable. I set up this foundation to try to make a difference for all of us but particularly our children, so that generations to come can realize the American dream as I did.”

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