The advent of the 21st Century creates a unique opportunity to rethink
what Progress means and how we ought to measure it. When future generations
look back on us, what gauges will they use to decide whether we made genuine Progress?
Based on the interests of its founder and managing board, the Foundation
has chosen to create strategic initiatives in various program areas: how we
measure progress; how we demonstrate the impacts of climate change on human health;
how we address the global HIV/AIDS pandemic; how we ensure
diversity of voices in our media; and how we treat animals.
The Foundation was created, endowed and is led by Rob Glaser, Founder and Chairman
of the Board of RealNetworks. Since its creation in 1993, the Glaser Progress Foundation
has distributed over 34 million dollars for philanthropic purposes. The Foundation is
located in Seattle with a staff of three: Executive Director Martin Collier, Program Officer
Mitchell Fox, and Operations Manager Melessa Rogers.