Business Wire Founder Lorry Lokey Rises to the Billionaire Challenge

Lorry Lokey, who founded Business Wire in 1962, has always been a believer in the virtues of charity and philanthropy. Over the years, he’s given hundreds of millions of dollars, primarily to secondary and postsecondary educational institutions, and he’s frequently appeared in the Chronicle of Philanthropy as both an interview subject and one of America’s Top Donors.

So it’s no surprise that Lorry has risen to the challenge — the Billionaire Challenge, posed by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to America’s richest people, to give half of their wealth to good causes. Lorry is one of the 38 people (so far) on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans to make such a commitment.

Lorry recently appeared on CNN’s “American Morning” to discuss his signing on to the pledge, and his thoughts about philanthropy and giving. Watch the interview here or read a transcript here.

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