How I Give: The Center for Health Security

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How I Give

From Founder to Philanthropist

How I Give is a Founders Pledge podcast about entrepreneurship, philanthropy and social change. We talk to founders, philanthropists and social innovators about what drives them, how they are rethinking social impact and how we can do philanthropy better.

Episode 2

COVID-19 briefing with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Taken from our COVID-19 webinar series recorded on April 1, 2020

Experts from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, including Dr. Tom Inglesby, share updates on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and help us navigate the data and understand how we can have the most impact in addressing this crisis and preparing for the next one.

Post-show readings:

  • Founders Pledge has been recommending funding for pandemic preparedness for over a year - do check out our existential risk report authored by our Head of Applied Research, John Halstead.
  • Take a look at our new COVID resources page, packed with giving opportunities, inspiring initiatives from our members and interesting reads.
  • You can also find useful COVID-19 resources and regular updates from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security here.
  • Contact us: podcasts@founderspledge.com

Sam Carter


Sam joined Founders Pledge as a Research Advisor in January 2020, based in New York. Prior to this, Sam spent over three years at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, where she managed J-PAL’s policy work related to financial inclusion and contributed to J-PAL’s government partnerships, cost-effectiveness analyses, and outreach in Brazil. Sam has also worked at the World Bank and various think tanks in the United States and Latin America. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins.