Scott Harrison: Founder and CEO of Charity: Water and New York Times Best-Selling Author
President's Lecture Series; Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Lecture Series
Scott Harrison spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia. Returning to New York two years later, he founded the nonprofit organization charity: water in 2006.
To address the global water crisis and help the world's 663 million people without clean water to drink, charity: water has raised more than $350 million and funded nearly 30,000 water projects in 26 countries. When completed, those projects will provide more than 8.5 million people with safe drinking water.
He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and author of the New York Times bestselling book "Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World."
Harrison, Scott, "Scott Harrison: Founder and CEO of Charity: Water and New York Times Best-Selling Author" (2021). President's Lecture Series. 122.