“I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know — and joining her in a commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others,” Jewett wrote. “I look forward to the growth and learning I have ahead as a part of this undertaking with MacKenzie.”
“My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care. But I won’t wait. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty,” she said.
Jewett indicated he plans to follow her lead. He said he intends to give away the majority of his wealth.
“I have been a teacher for the majority of my life, as well as a grateful student of the generosity of those around me,” he said in the Giving Pledge post. “This has meant doing my best to follow their example by passing on resources of all kinds—from time, to energy, to material possessions—when I have had them to give. And now, in a stroke of happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know—and joining her in a commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others.”