Eric Pulier, Digital Age Philanthropist

Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur who has founded over 15 companies, published author, and philanthropist. His philanthropic activities include involvement with such organizations as the Clinton Global Initiative, the ACE Foundation, The Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Painted Turtle. His stature among the business community puts him in a unique position to raise awareness for charitable causes that benefit humanity, in addition to founding and funding a variety of humanitarian projects primarily focused on using technology to solve problems in economically disadvantaged communities around the world.

Eric Pulier created one of the first multimedia educational programs with the Multiple Sclerosis Society dedicated to improving the lives of Multiple Sclerosis sufferers by teaching them about their disease through technology. His work helped to create a device that allows users with motor control too limited to use keyboards to interact with the system. Mr. Pullier is the founding donor of the ACE Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to apply technology to solve the world’s grand problems. The foundation is currently developing projects to enable the distribution of clean drinking water and the creation of a HIPPA compliant registration infrastructure. The foundation works to solve problems both in the U.S. and abroad by organizing a scholarship program for the benefit of needy children, working closely with organizations such as Mater Academy Schools to provide children with enrollment and preparation for charter schools which have been shown to drastically increase the students’ performance over their counterparts who did not receive scholarship benefits. The Mater Academy has achieved a 98% graduation rate and has been recognized by College Board, Newsweek, US News and World report, among others.

Mr. Pulier is in addition a member of the board of directors of The Painted Turtle summer camp. The camp is located near Lake Elizabeth in Lake Hughes, CA. Their goal is to help children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses to enjoy themselves through activities such as horseback riding, arts and crafts, woodshop, team building experiences, and singing and dancing. Various different groups of campers come to the camp throughout the year for about a week at a time. The Painted Turtle was founded by Paul Newman and Lou Adler in 1999 and donors include United Health Group, Sea World, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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