Tad and Dianne Taube joined The Giving Pledge in 2013. Their adult children are also actively involved. Those who join The Giving Pledge often write a letter explaining their decision to engage deeply and publicly in philanthropy, as well as describe the philanthropic causes to which they are devoted.
Tad Taube stated:
“There has existed in the minds of refugees, who have been embraced by this great country, a level of gratitude for the opportunities made available to us that is somewhat analogous to a debt that we feel needs to be repaid. Some of us refer to that feeling as wanting to ‘give back’—I personally prefer to call it wanting to ‘share opportunity.’ And in terms of the time, energy, and money already contributed by me to replicate such an opportunity for others, my family and I have already more than fulfilled the intent of The Giving Pledge. However, it is my plan to continue my commitment to Giving throughout my life and eventually through my estate plan.”