Karon Wright is the President, co-Founder and Executive Director of The Greater Contribution. She is a passionate advocate for the poor and a frequent speaker about the fight against poverty.
In 2006, Karon and her co-founders were motivated by recognition of the abundance of their own lives and a desire to make a greater contribution – to give back and make a difference in the lives of those who are so much less fortunate. They formed The Greater Contribution.
Since 2006, under Karon’s leadership, during the last 11 years, The Greater Contribution has provided over 13,000 micro loans to women living in abject poverty, allowing them to start small businesses and begin to work their way out of poverty.
Karon was given national recognition with a “Vibrant Giver Award” for her dedication to poverty relief worldwide. She was one of the featured speakers at the TED conference in Thousand Oaks in 2010 and was named A 2016 Peace Hero as part of a nation-wide celebration commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and honoring those in local communities working toward peace. Most recently she was nominated for a 2017 CNN Hero Award. She is a member of the faculty at the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Cal Lutheran University. She travels to Africa every six months to monitor the TGC loan program there.