Giving Pledge signatories convened this week at the group's Annual Gathering and continue to connect throughout the year at various learning sessions hosted by pledgers
on a range of issues in which they work.
The oldest pledger
is David Rockefeller Sr, aged 99, and the youngest at 30 o-founders of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz.
Liverpool Unites fundraising manager Claudia Tanner said: "We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our five Big Give pledgers
and to Candis Club.
are at different stages in their philanthropy--some have already given away the majority of their wealth, while some are just getting started.
A comparison of the sexual behaviour of virginity pledgers
and matched non-pledgers
The March 2009 issue includes a digest ["Virginity' Pledgers
Are Just as Likely as Matched Nonpledgers to Report Premarital Intercourse," 2009, 41(1):63] of an article by Janet Rosenbaum that appeared in the January, 2009 issue of Pediatrics.
and nonpledgers had the same incidence of premarital sex and sexually transmitted infections.
a Comparison of the Sexual behavior of Virginity pledgers
and Matched nonpledgers," pediatrics (January 2009): e110-e120, by Janet Elise rosenbaum, builds on that research by controlling for the attitudes and beliefs that young people may hold before they pledge in order to better isolate the effect of the pledge.
The percentage who used condoms or other forms of birth control was 10 points lower for pledgers
than for nonpledgers.
will then need to complete the questions again after six and 12 months to provide key data for the university's pounds 500,000 research project being carried out for the Food Standards Agency.
Health care behavior by pledgers
further complicates the problem, they noted.
Male abstinence pledgers
were four times more likely to have engaged in anal sex.