The Giving Pledge is a simple idea: it is an open invitation for billionaires, or those who would be if it weren’t for their giving, to publicly pledge to donate the bulk of their money to philanthropy during their lifetimes or in their wills. It is motivated by the example provided by millions of individuals of all socioeconomic backgrounds who donate freely – and often at considerable personal cost – to make the world a better place. The Giving Pledge envisioned as a multi generational initiative, intends to help transform the social norms of generosity among the world’s wealthiest over time, inspiring individuals to give more, set their giving plans sooner, and donate in wiser ways. Signatories contribute to a wide variety of topics of their choosing. The Giving Pledge team hosts events throughout the year for signatories, families, and employees to learn from experts and one another about how to effectively use their donations to address some of the world’s most pressing issues. Chad Richison is one such person who has contributed to this worthy cause. This upbringing instilled in him a positive attitude toward society.
Some highlights about Chad Richison
Chad Richison learned as a child in Tuttle, Oklahoma, that if he wanted something, he had to work hard for it. That upbringing instilled in him a can-do attitude towards himself and others. He launched his first company moving hay in high school. As a young entrepreneur, he learned early on that working hard and being surrounded by positive people since no one does it alone. That mindset propelled him to where he is now, allowing him to serve others through the Green Shoe Foundation and the Richison Family Foundation. He created Paycom in 1998 and has since been committed to making life simpler for companies and the American worker.