"I promise to give back at least 50% of my wealth
to charitable causes while I am alive or in my will."

NATIONAL PLEDGE

                      

"India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters.

I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.

I shall always strive to be worthy of it.

I shall give my parents, teachers and all elders respect

and treat everyone with courtesy.

To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.

In their well-being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness."

What #LivingMyPromise Is All About

The Giving Pledge was initiated by Bill & Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffet in 2010 wherein the wealthiest in the world came together and committed more than half their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes either during their lifetime or in their will.

 

#LivingMyPromise is bringing a similar opportunity to upper-middle-class Indians with a net worth of more than 1 crore [10 million] Rupees to come forward and promise to donate minimum 50% of their wealth to charity while they are alive or in their will.

We believe that ‘Giving inspires giving’ and while not everyone can promise to give away 50% of their wealth, we hope that through #LivingMyPromise, we can create a community of like-minded individuals who'd like to do more, and also inspire millions of others to "re-benchmark" their levels of giving.

 

#LivingMyPromise is inspired by the example of millions of people of all income levels who give generously—and often at a great personal sacrifice—to make the world better. #LivingMyPromise aims over time to help shift the social norms of philanthropy towards giving more, giving sooner, and giving smarter.

 

Those who join #LivingMyPromise often write a letter explaining their decision to engage deeply and publicly in philanthropy, as well as describing the philanthropic causes to which they are devoted. Signatories give to a diverse range of issues including poverty alleviation, health, education, women and girls’ empowerment, medical research, and environmental sustainability, amongst others.

The Promisers

Sandip Kantha Mukherjee

Anandhi & Mahesh Yagnaraman

Ekta Gupta and Akarsh Gupta

Krishna Narayan

Sarika and Ashok Kumar ER

Dr Uma Ganesh and Dr Ganesh Natarajan

Amol, Deepshikha, Parag and Anusha Agarwal

Gita Nayyar

Mohan Sundaram

Mansi Vilas Vrunda Bapat and Vidyadhar Anand Sulabha Prabhudesai

Balaji Sampath

Aarit, Atula and Vinod

Yogesh Parmar

Fiona Dias and Luis Miranda

Amith Prabhu

Tanu and Girish Batra

Archana and Vinod Kulkarni

Pratik Renuse

Saptarshi Roy

Kiran Chainani and Sunil Chainani

Rohan Gupta

Pramod Bhasin

Bindi Dharia

Priti and Avinash Jhangiani

Shridhar Sethuram

Rajni and Ram Chadha

Kamini and Rajiv Sawhney

Mashqura Fareedi and Sriram Venkatraman

Radhika and Krishnan Iyer

Sailaja Kattubadi

Umakathyayini and Javali Ramanath

Gagandeep and Atul Satija

Aparna and Sridhar Rajagopalan

Archana and Hari S

Dinesh Ramkumar Venkatasamy

Sangeeth Varghese

Reena Bhagwati

Balbir Bora

Kiran Kumar

Nirmala Peters Mehendale

Meera Shenoy

Akshita Jain and Chet Jainn

Usha and Ujwal Thakar

Shariq Mohammad

Dr Suwas and Vidya Darvekar

Meenakshi Ramesh and Ramesh Mangaleswaran

Meena and V Raghunathan

Rushabh Turakhia

Smita and Ulhas Vairagkar

Rama Arya

Archana and Amit Chandra

Ashwini Srinivas & Dr Srinivas Chunduru

Neelima Thota & Naren Shetty

Smita Kothari and Pranav Kothari

Naman Gupta

Akhil Sivanandan

Aarav, Anoushka, Charmaine and Sudhir Shenoy

Meenakshi and Anshu Gupta

T V Srinivasan

Sanjay Arora

Hemant Gaule and Surabhi Hodigere

Rahul Bose

Revati Sharma Singh

Ashika and Jayesh

Govind Iyer

Venkat Krishnan N

Bharati Dasgupta

Philanthropy Calculator

Find out what % of wealth you can donate

This is a simple spreadsheet to help you calculate; 
(a) how much wealth you will need to meet all your personal expenses for the rest of your life
(b) how much surplus you will be left with
(c) how much you can afford to give away.

If that number comes to anything above 40%, we would strongly urge you to consider signing up for #LivingMyPromise! 

To use this calculator, you can either DOWNLOAD IT in Excel and then edit it on your computer, OR, if you have access to Google Drive, create a copy of the calculator as a Google Sheet and work with it there. Both options are listed inside the sheet as well.

I'm interested

Please fill in your contact details and one of our volunteers will contact you to answer any of your queries.

 

Note: The contact details of the volunteers are in public domain for people who would like to pledge 50% of their wealth on livingmypromise.org. Please do not call or email asking for donations or monetary help—such requests are simply ignored.

Disclaimer:

No corporate or NGO is behind this initiative. A group of like-minded individuals have come forward with this idea. Your information will not be shared with any organisation.

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To respect privacy, we're mailing the newsletter only to those who Opt-In to receive the same. Feel free to share the link of our newsletter with your friends/ family or other philanthropists who you think will benefit from reading it. 

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