DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Bill Abrams is President of Trickle Up, leading the international development organization in its mission of helping people in extreme poverty and vulnerability advance their economic and social well-being. During his tenure, Trickle Up has helped more than 1 million people start on a pathway out of extreme poverty.

He joined Trickle Up in 2005, following a career as a senior executive and journalist for The New York Times, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal.

Bill has master's degrees in journalism and business from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University, where he served several terms as editor-in-chief of the Tufts Observer. He served for six years on the board of InterAction and currently on the boards of the US International Council on Disabilities and the Village Temple in Greenwich Village.

He lives in New York City with his wife Julie Salamon, J75, a journalist and writer. They are parents of two Tufts graduates: Roxie, A11 teaches high school at the Flushing International School in New York, and Eli, A16 is a student at Fordham University School of Law, specializing in criminal justice.

Photo of William Abrams, A75, A11P, A16P

William Abrams, A75, A11P, A16P