I wouldn’t be the first to say that the events of this year have tested humanity. We are seeing alarming levels of racism and intolerance; we are watching the expanding plight of refugees from war-torn countries; we are witness to terrorism, an ever-increasing climate crisis, and a widening disparity between rich and poor. But I would say we are hopeful. At PIMCO, we firmly believe in the transformative effects of volunteering and philanthropy. We know we can use our skills, expertise, talents and resources to make a dent in the world’s biggest social issues. And so that is why we give. We give to make the hurts of the world hurt less, and to support innovative and awe-inspiring nonprofits right here in Orange County – and around the globe – creating real and sustainable change.
---Sarah Middleton, Executive Director, The PIMCO Foundation