MDRT Members and The Hunger Project Pioneer Partnership Against Global Hunger
Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Global Association of Financial Professionals, Celebrates 60 years of Charitable Partnerships by Investing in People-Focused Strategies to Combat Hunger
For its 60th anniversary, the MDRT Foundation, the charitable arm of 72,000 MDRT members in 70 countries, is partnering with The Hunger Project to pioneer people-focused strategies that provide hope and combat hunger around the world. Inspired by The Hunger Project’s mission to eradicate global hunger by 2030 through the widespread adoption of holistic, sustainable approaches in communities around the world, the Foundation chose The Hunger Project for its charitable partner at both its Annual Meeting in June and its Global Conference in September.
“Instead of thinking there are a billion mouths to feed, we instead see a billion hard-working, creative, entrepreneurial humans who have the most invested in ending hunger,” said Cathy Burke, former Australian CEO of The Hunger Project said at the main-stage meeting in Miami, Florida. “By supporting and developing the leadership of those who live in conditions of hunger and poverty, The Hunger Project reaches 16 million of the world’s poorest people every year.”
“The Hunger Project and MDRT Foundation recognize that the problem of poverty and hunger is not an issue that can be solved with just food, clothing or shelter,” said Ted Rusinoff, MDRT Foundation President. “Instead, we know that people are the solution, and we believe in The Hunger Project’s inspiring principles of transformative leadership, gender equality, sustainability and empowered social transformation to combat these global challenges.”
Since its inception in 1959, the MDRT Foundation’s goal has been to make a tangible, global impact on those in need, and it has donated more than $34 million to charitable organizations serving people in 70 countries and all 50 U.S. states. During the Annual Meeting in June 2019, MDRT members raised over $100,000 in funds towards The Hunger Project’s mission.
Attending members also had the opportunity to help fight hunger in a tangible way at the Annual Meeting by participating in the MDRT Foundation Service Project: Seed Programs International. The project targeted families living in impoverished communities in Latin America with the goal of initiating a cycle of self-sufficiency.