Innovative philanthropist contributes to reaching 60 million people with safe water
Glen de Vries is traveling to space with Blue Origin on October 12, 2021. As part of the journey, he is extending his passion for increasing life-sustaining resources to improve life on Earth by donating $1 million to Water.org. “Together we will help improve and extend life now and into the future here on Earth,” said de Vries, whose donation will empower 200,000 people with lasting access to safe water or sanitation.
It is with innovative partners like Glen de Vries that Water.org can drive transformational change against the world’s most urgent social and health challenge of our time – the global water crisis. With support from generous donors like Glen de Vries, we will achieve our goal of raising $100 million by 2024 to reach 60 million people with affordable access to safe water and sanitation.
We can work together to achieve the world we want for all people – one full of health, hope and opportunity.
Glen de Vries co-founded Medidata Solutions in 1999, the world’s most used clinical research platform. He is the Vice Chair of Life Sciences and Healthcare at Dassault Systèmes, which acquired Medidata in 2019. Glen is a Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University, the author of “The Patient Equation,” and an instrument rated private pilot.
The future of the Earth and all who live on it rely on what we do today
With the donation and insights gained from his space journey, Glen de Vries is helping increase access to the precious resources needed to improve and extend life on Earth. Safe water is critical to do this. Water is one of the best investments the world can make to improve health, empower women, increase family income, help provide access to education, and create resiliency to the effects of climate change.
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