We’re here to help artists give back.
Artist Pledge is inspired by the philanthropic mission of the Giving Pledge and Founders Pledge.
Through Founders Pledge, founders and investors commit to donating at least 2% of their personal proceeds to charity upon exit. Since its launch in 2015, Founders Pledge have deployed $9m to support various causes. Artist Pledge is based on an adapted version of the Founders Pledge model, to suit the needs of artists.
Shannon has deep roots in the music industry and was previously at VICE Media and Red Bull. After years of cultivating relationships and projects with influential artists, Shannon is committed to supporting artists and their social interests in the most effective way.
Andrew is an entrepreneur who has been part of the founding teams at dealchecker, Secret Escapes, & What’s in My Handbag. An active angel investor, he has invested in DICE, Boomf, Second Home, Endource and Beer52. He now focuses his time on his food startup Bel-Air. Andrew took the Founders Pledge in 2015.
Maggie Baxter OBE
Maggie has worked in the UK voluntary sector for over 40 years. Most recently she founded Rosa, the first UK Women & Girls Fund, having previously been the Executive Director of WOMANKIND Worldwide and Grants Director/Deputy Chief Executive of Comic Relief. Other experiences include setting up the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and running a community settlement in Tower Hamlets. She is a trustee of several organisations, advises charitable foundations and mentors young activists. She chaired the Advisory Group for the six year Tackling FGM Initiative and promoted an anti trafficking campaign – Two Little Girls – across eastern Europe. In all jobs she has promoted women’s interests and championed their rights, both in the UK and internationally.
David is the Co-founder and CEO of Founders Pledge. Having run the gauntlet of finance, start-up, and academia, David started Founders Pledge to make it absurdly easy for entrepreneurs to do good in their work and lives. David moved into the non-profit sector from an eclectic commercial background: following high school, David joined Mortgage Capital Associates, one of the largest privately held mortgage banks in the U.S., where he launched the secondary marketing department, after which he worked as a mortgage and investment banker at CS Financial in Beverly Hills. David also founded and ran a boutique real estate and relocation firm in Germany and was the general manager of Urban Motion Inc., the highest volume Segway dealer network in the world. David is a graduate of UCLA and the University of Cambridge.