Mid-year report & holiday season reflections

The holiday season is a time of family and friends, a time to express gratitude, and a time to reflect on the year gone by. At One for the World, we are taking this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for the One for the World community and to share a quick update on our performance for the first half of fiscal year 2019.

Here are some highlights:

  • We have donated $380K since our founding, which has transformed the lives of thousands of extremely poor children and families. For details on our impact, see below.

  • We have donated $94,447 FY19 YTD, excluding pledged donations. This represents an extremely strong start given our donations are seasonal and generally concentrated in April. Our rapid growth rate of ~522% YoY is unprecedented.

  • We continue to grow our reach across the U.S. We have grown to 26 chapters and some of our new members include Kellogg, Chicago Booth, George Washington University, Brown, University of Michigan, University of Vanderbilt, Wellesley, Virginia Commonwealth, and University of Florida.

Impact at our Top Picks since our founding

  • Against Malaria Foundation: distributed 34k bednets

  • Living Goods provided healthcare services / products to: 24k people

  • GiveDirectly: disbursed $29k in unconditional cash transfers to people in need

  • Population Services International: provided 1,000+ years of healthy life via a variety of programs (e.g., HIV, malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia treatment & prevention,)

  • Possible: delivered critical, high quality healthcare to 466 people in rural Nepal

As you head into the holiday season, we encourage you to continue to spread the One for the World movement by talking to your friends, family, colleagues, and others in your community about effective giving. Thank you and happy holidays!


The One for the World Executive Committee

Kate Epstein WG’14, Blair Gillespie Wharton ’18, Steve Hind HBS’16, Carolyn Killea HLS ’18, Josh McCann WG’14, Evan McVail Villanova ‘18, Mary Johnson Morris Wharton ’18, Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan Penn’17, Charlie Scott WG ‘17, Nadav Steinmetz Columbia ‘19, Rob Struck WG’16, Gillian Wangler Villanova ’17, Jen Wong, WG ‘17