Bill and Paula Clapp are among Seattle’s most distinguished philanthropic couples. While Paula is making news this week with a new program for local youths, the couple has made it a personal mission to build the region into an international philanthropic hub. In 1994 they founded Global Partnerships, a microloan nonprofit serving parts of Latin America. Since then they’ve created the Seattle International Foundation and Global Washington, organizations that have strengthened Seattle’s reputation in the global health and development sector. This week the Clapps discussed putting Seattle on the world’s philanthropic map, leveraging existing charitable pipelines and what role businesses should have in global development.
Questions For: Bill And Paula Clapp, Co-Founders, Seattle International Foundation
Puget Sound Business Journal | Valerie Bauman | December 16, 2011