The Giving Pledge Pam Pierre
The Omidyars’ joined the The Giving Pledge in 2010. Read their commitment letter here. The Giving Pledge is an effort to help address society’s most pressing problems by inviting the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit to giving more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes either during their lifetime or in their will.
Pam’s love and appreciation of the ocean drives her support of The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at University of Hawaii, dedicated to the advancement of understanding and conservation of tropical marine ecosystems.
Pam has been a dedicated friend of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and believes in the organization’s commitment to perpetuate Polynesian voyaging traditions to inspire all people to preserve their culture and natural environments.
Nicolas Berggruen Institute Pierre
Pierre serves on the 21st Century Council at The Berggruen Institute - a forum for dialogue on global governance. Members include former heads of state, global entrepreneurs, and political thinkers.
Omidyar Technology Ventures Pierre
A for-profit venture capital firm which focuses on commercial technology innovation and entrepreneurs who look to solve big, meaningful problems.
Punahou School Pierre
Pierre is an alumnus and trustee emeritus at Punahou School, the largest independent school in the U.S. Punahou School aims to develop the full potential of students to become engaged global citizens who can strengthen their communities.
Named after the Persian word meaning “enlightened, bright and clear,” the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute is a nonprofit organization supporting the preservation, transmission, and instruction of the Persian language and culture. Pierre serves on its board of directors.
Spero Ventures Pierre
Spero, Latin for “hope,” invests in founders building a future that belongs to everyone. It is a venture capital firm that is optimistic about the role of technology in building a better world.
UP2398 is a venture capital fund that invests in and collaborates with innovative technology entrepreneurs. The name is a play on an airline flight number with 2398 representing the mileage between SFO and HNL, a route that founders Pierre Omidyar, Randy Ching and Alex Poon fly a lot, allowing for uninterrupted time for creative thinking.