June 19, 2013

The Merage Foundation was recognized during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) by Hillary Rodham Clinton in her opening remarks. CGI brings together nearly 1,000 business, government, and civil society leaders to address the economic recovery and the long-term goals of the United States. The former Secretary of State praised The Merage Foundation for its innovative and ongoing dedication to early learning. “I also want to recognize the commitment by the David & Laura Merage Foundation (DLMF), and its partners, to create networks of childcare and early learning providers that will pool resources, share best practices, and create economies of scale to lower costs and improve quality.” Clinton reiterated the value of this work for not only the present but the positive impact it will have on the future.



About CGI America
Established in June 2011 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, addresses economic recovery in the United States. CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI America participants have made more than 200 commitments valued at $13.6 billion when fully funded and implemented. To learn more, visit cgiamerica.org http://www.cgiamerica.org.

About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 400 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $73.5 billion.

CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.

CGI also partners with APCO Worldwide to help members connect with media before and during CGI America. APCO Worldwide is a communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy consultancy with more than 30 offices in major business, government, and media capitals around the world. APCO has made a commitment to provide media support services to CGI members during the meeting.