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Philanthropy is a family affair for the Clintons

The Clinton Foundation, philanthropic organisation founded by former US president Bill Clinton in 2001, is to be renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Bill and Hillary clinton on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative America

The Clinton Foundation, the multi-billion dollar philanthropic organisation founded by former US president Bill Clinton in 2001, is to be renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to reflect the roles of the entire family in the organisation.

The Clintons made the announcement on 13 June at the third-annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago.

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who is speculated to be a potential 2016 presidential candidate, took to the stage to mark her new role in the organisation, particularly as an advocate of women's rights and to help women become more involved in the political process.

The foundation's agenda includes global health, economic inequality, childhood obesity, climate change and health and wellness, with programmes operating across the world.

According to the foundation's annual report, since 2005 the Clinton Global Foundation Annual General Meetings have received more than 2,300 commitments to action or donations, collectively worth more than $73.5 billion (€55.2 billion). 

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