Originally trained as a musician, Sam Daley-Harris played percussion instruments in the Miami Philharmonic and was Terry Wollman’s high school music teacher. Sam went on to found the anti-poverty lobby RESULTS in 1980, co-found the Microcredit Summit Campaign with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus and FINCA founder John Hatch in 1995, and found the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation in 2012.
After receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Muhammad Yunus said: “…. no other organization has been as critical a partner in seeing to it that microcredit is used as a tool to eradicate poverty and empower women than RESULTS and the Microcredit Summit Campaign.” Daley-Harris is the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government. In 2010, Ashoka founder Bill Drayton said, “Sam Daley-Harris is one of the certified great social entrepreneurs of the last decades.”
www.results.org – RESULTS, ending global and domestic poverty
www.citizensclimatelobby.org – Citizens Climate Lobby
www.fcnl.org – FCNL, Ending Mass Incarceration
www.americanpromise.net – American Promise, overturning Citizens United