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Whatever It Takes

Partners in Health Thomas WhiteJanuary 7, 2011
Partners in Health co-founder Thomas J. White passed away this morning, leaving behind a legacy that has changed the face of global health delivery. The Green Family Foundation extends our deepest condolences both to the White Family, as well as to Mr. White's colleagues in Partners in Health.

White helped found Partners In Health with its first $1 million donation. Since then, White has gone on to systematically give away his wealth—tens of millions of dollars—by selling his company, his assets, and his house to continue supporting PIH projects aimed at alleviating human suffering and poverty. Since its beginning, Tom White has enabled Partners In Health to do "whatever it takes" to improve the lives and health of patients in destitute communities around the world

Here is an inspiration quote from Mr. White: "I think it’s important for us to live in an inclusive world. Excluding people for this reason or that is, in most cases, grossly unfair. I also think that the myth of the self-made man is exactly that, a myth. All of us are born under many conditions over which we had no control or no vote, i.e. where and when we were born, whether we were male or female, the color of our skin, our ethnicity, and our religion."

White died peacefully and without suffering at his home in Newton, Massachusetts, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was 90 years old.

Read more about this amazing humanitarian.