“Time Is Right For Me…”: Melinda Gates To Resign From Gates Foundation

Melinda French Gates announced that she has decided to resign from her role as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “My last day of work at the foundation will be June 7,” she posted on X.

She insisted that this wasn’t a decision that she came to lightly, adding “The time is right for me to move forward into the next chapter of my philanthropy”.

“Under the terms of my agreement with Bill, in leaving the foundation, I will have an additional $12.5 billion to commit to my work on behalf of women and families,” she said.


— Melinda French Gates (@melindagates) May 13, 2024

Ms Gates said that she will be sharing more about her charitable plans in the future.

CEO Mark Suzman said Ms Gates made this decision “after considerable reflection, based on how she wants to spend the next chapter of her philanthropy”. “Melinda has new ideas about the role she wants to play in improving the lives of women and families in the US and around the world. And, after a difficult few years watching women’s rights rolled back in the US and around the world, she wants to use this next chapter to focus specifically on altering that trajectory,” he said in a statement.

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