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Doctor Guides Google Charity

Posted by Alex Gault on February 25, 2006

Google has tapped Dr. Larry Brilliant, a man with deep roots both in technology and altruism, to serve as executive director Google.org, the company’s philanthropic arm, which has an initial war chest of $1 billion.

Dr. Brilliant’s résumé shows that he spent as much time in nonprofit public health services as he has directing technology companies in Silicon Valley, where he currently resides. He spent a decade in India in the 1970s heading an effort to arrest the spread of smallpox in that country. In 1978 he founded Seva Foundation, an organization committed to the sharing of Western technology and skills with the developing world.  

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