Lorenzo Buonanno

Software Developer
3766 karmaJoined Sep 2021Working (0-5 years)20025 Legnano, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy




I'm currently (Aug 2023) a Software Developer at Giving What We Can, helping make giving significantly and effectively a social norm.

I'm also a forum mod, which, shamelessly stealing from Edo, "mostly means that I care about this forum and about you! So let me know if there's anything I can do to help."

Please have a very low bar for reaching out!

I won the 2022 donor lottery, happy to chat about that as well


Topic contributions

I'm hoping I can confirm my identity to the EA forum team and they can attest that the factual claims about my demographics and interactions with Owen are correct.

I'm not on the EA Forum team, but I have strong reason to believe (>95%) that lyra is indeed someone who had "many interactions with Owen, since 2015 or so, originally as a much younger (late teens), new-to-EA, and female person".

If you want, feel free to send me a message from a non-anonymous account to confirm your identity and your interactions with Owen.

Yes, I think that was very probably their intention. I am not sure if it would be a great gift though, as many (most?) people seem to find the concept of a donor lottery a bit counterintuitive.

Update: Winners have been drawn!

 The lotteries have been drawn and results are in!

The winners will receive an email in the next few days with more information.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated this year!

This happens often when users copy-paste from Google Docs to the EA Forum; it's usually meant to link to a section of the post, in this case the Appendix

You can open the web console on the linked page https://givingpledge.org/pledgerlist and type $$(".pledger-list-item").map(e => e.textContent);  (or you can just copy-paste the list directly)

   "Bill Ackman and Neri Oxman",
   "Tegan and Brian Acton",
   "Margaret and Sylvan Adams",
   "Anil Agarwal",
   "Leonard H. Ainsworth",
   "Paul G. Allen (d. 2018)",
   "HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud",
   "Brian Armstrong",
   "Sue Ann Arnall",
   "Laura and John Arnold",
   "Marcel Arsenault and Cynda Collins Arsenault",
   "Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC",
   "Jon and Helaine Ayers",
   "Stewart and Sandy Bainum",
   "Sarah and Rich Barton",
   "Lynne and Marc Benioff",
   "Nicolas Berggruen",
   "Manoj Bhargava",
   "Aneel and Allison Bhusri",
   "Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Bin Musallam Bin Ham Al-Ameri",
   "Steve Bing (d. 2020)",
   "Sara Blakely",
   "Arthur M. Blank",
   "Nathan and Elizabeth Blecharczyk",
   "Michael R. Bloomberg",
   "David G. Booth",
   "Richard and Joan Branson",
   "Eli (d. 2021) and Edythe Broad",
   "Charles R. Bronfman",
   "Edgar M. Bronfman (d. 2013)",
   "Warren Buffett",
   "Charles Butt",
   "Garrett Camp",
   "Steve and Jean Case",
   "John Caudwell",
   "Brian Chesky",
   "Ron and Gayle Conway",
   "Scott Cook and Signe Ostby",
   "Lee and Toby Cooperman",
   "Joe and Kelly Craft",
   "Joyce and Bill Cummings",
   "Ravenel B. Curry III",
   "Benoit Dageville and Marie-Florence Dageville",
   "Ray and Barbara Dalio",
   "Jack and Laura Dangermond",
   "John Paul DeJoria",
   "Ben Delo",
   "Mohammed Dewji",
   "Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg",
   "Ann and John Doerr",
   "Dagmar Dolby",
   "DONG Fangjun",
   "Glenn and Eva Dubin",
   "Anne Grete Eidsvig and Kjell Inge Røkke",
   "Ric and Brenda Elias",
   "Larry Ellison",
   "Henry Engelhardt, CBE and Diane Briere de L'Isle-Engelhardt, OBE",
   "Candy and Charlie Ergen",
   "Judy Faulkner",
   "Charles F. Feeney (d. 2023)",
   "Andrew and Nicola Forrest",
   "Ted Forstmann (d. 2011)",
   "Melinda French Gates",
   "Phillip and Patricia Frost",
   "Mario and Regina Gabelli",
   "Mala Gaonkar",
   "Bill Gates",
   "Joe Gebbia",
   "Dan and Jennifer Gilbert",
   "Dame Ann Gloag",
   "Dave Goldberg (d. 2015) and Sheryl Sandberg",
   "Jeremy and Hanne Grantham",
   "David and Barbara Green",
   "Jeff T. Green",
   "Jeff and Mei Sze Greene",
   "Harold Grinspoon and Diane Troderman",
   "William Gross",
   "Gordon and Llura (d. 2020) Gund",
   "Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou",
   "Harold Hamm",
   "Nick and Leslie Hanauer",
   "David and Claudia Harding",
   "Gordon V. Hartman",
   "Reed Hastings and Patty Quillin",
   "Lyda Hill",
   "Barron Hilton (d. 2019)",
   "Orion and Jackie Hindawi",
   "Reid Hoffman and Michelle Yee",
   "Chris and Kylie Hohn",
   "Elie and Susy Horn",
   "Sir Tom and Lady Marion Hunter",
   "Jon (d. 2018) and Karen Huntsman",
   "Yan Huo",
   "Dr Mo Ibrahim",
   "Carl Icahn",
   "Jared and Monica Isaacman",
   "Joan and Irwin Jacobs",
   "Badr Jafar and Razan Al Mubarak",
   "Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones",
   "John W. Jordan II \"Jay\"",
   "Ryan D. “Jume” Jumonville",
   "George B. Kaiser",
   "Nikhil Kamath",
   "Brad Keywell",
   "Vinod and Neeru Khosla",
   "Bongjin Kim and Bomi Sul",
   "Miseon Hyeong and Beom-su Kim",
   "Sidney Kimmel",
   "Rich and Nancy Kinder",
   "Robert E. “Bob” and Dorothy “Dottie” King",
   "Beth and Seth Klarman",
   "Robert and Arlene Kogod",
   "Michael Krasny",
   "Elaine and Ken Langone",
   "Erica and Jeff Lawson",
   "Liz and Eric Lefkofsky",
   "Francine A. LeFrak and Rick Friedberg",
   "Gerry (d. 2018) and Marguerite Lenfest",
   "Peter B. Lewis (d. 2013)",
   "Daoming Liu",
   "Iza and Samo Login",
   "Lorry I. Lokey (d. 2022)",
   "George Lucas and Mellody Hobson",
   "Richard and Melanie Lundquist",
   "Duncan and Nancy MacMillan",
   "Alfred E. Mann (d. 2016)",
   "Joe and Rika Mansueto",
   "Bernie and Billi Marcus",
   "Richard Edwin and Nancy Peery Marriott",
   "Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa",
   "Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw",
   "John and Marcy McCall MacBain",
   "Craig McCaw",
   "Red (d. 2023) and Charline (d. 2019) McCombs",
   "PNC and Sobha Menon",
   "Dean and Marianne Metropoulos",
   "Alya and Gary K. Michelson, M.D.",
   "Michael and Lori Milken",
   "Yuri and Julia Milner",
   "George P. Mitchell (d. 2013)",
   "Thomas S. Monaghan",
   "Gordon (d. 2023) and Betty (d. 2023) Moore ",
   "Tashia and John Morgridge",
   "Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman",
   "Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna",
   "Patrice and Precious Motsepe",
   "Elon Musk",
   "Jahm Najafi",
   "Arif Naqvi",
   "Jonathan M. Nelson",
   "José Ferreira Neves",
   "Rohini and Nandan Nilekani",
   "Gensheng Niu",
   "Pierre and Pam Omidyar",
   "Natalie and Paul Orfalea",
   "Bernard and Barbro Osher",
   "Bob and Renee Parsons",
   "Jim Pattison",
   "Ronald O. Perelman",
   "Jorge M. and Darlene Perez",
   "Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht",
   "Peter G. Peterson (d. 2018)",
   "T. Boone Pickens (d. 2019)",
   "Victor Pinchuk",
   "Mark Pincus",
   "Hasso Plattner",
   "Vladimir Potanin",
   "Azim Premji",
   "Tom and Theresa Preston-Werner",
   "Ernest and Evelyn Rady",
   "Terry and Susan Ragon",
   "Emily and Mitchell Rales",
   "Chad Richison",
   "Julian H. Robertson, Jr. (d. 2022)",
   "David Rockefeller (d. 2017)",
   "Edward W. (d. 2016) and Deedie Potter Rose",
   "Stephen M. Ross",
   "Jeff and Marieke Rothschild",
   "David M. Rubenstein",
   "Chris and Crystal Sacca",
   "David Sainsbury",
   "John and Ginger Sall",
   "Henry and Susan Samueli",
   "Herb (d. 2019) and Marion (d. 2012) Sandler",
   "Vicki Sant (d. 2018)",
   "Jack and Renate Schuler",
   "Lynn Schusterman",
   "Steven Schuurman",
   "Stephen A. Schwarzman",
   "Paul and Jennifer Sciarra",
   "MacKenzie Scott",
   "Ruth and Bill Scott",
   "Walter Scott, Jr. (d. 2021)",
   "Tom and Cindy Secunda",
   "Dr. B.R. Shetty and Dr. C.R. Shetty",
   "Ben and Divya Silbermann",
   "Craig Silverstein and Mary Obelnicki",
   "Annette and Harold (d. 2013) Simmons",
   "Jim and Marilyn Simons",
   "Liz Simons and Mark Heising",
   "Nat Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons",
   "Paul E. Singer",
   "Jeff Skoll",
   "Robert F. Smith",
   "John A. and Susan Sobrato",
   "John and Timi Sobrato",
   "Michele B. Chan and Patrick Soon-Shiong",
   "Ted (d. 2016) and Vada (d. 2013) Stanley",
   "Mark and Mary Stevens",
   "Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor",
   "Harry H. Stine",
   "Jim (d. 2014) and Virginia Stowers (d. 2021)",
   "Dato' Sri DR Tahir",
   "Vincent Tan Chee Yioun",
   "Nicolai and Katja Tangen",
   "Tad and Dianne Taube",
   "Robert (d. 2023) and Jane Toll",
   "Claire (d. 2014) and Leonard Tow",
   "Dennis Troper and Susan Wojcicki",
   "Byron and Tina Trott",
   "Ted Turner",
   "Albert Lee Ueltschi (d. 2012)",
   "Hamdi Ulukaya",
   "Sunny and Sherly Varkey",
   "Shamsheer and Shabeena Vayalil",
   "David Vélez and Mariel Reyes",
   "Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani",
   "Jian Wang",
   "David and Bonnie Weekley",
   "Sanford and Joan Weill",
   "Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim",
   "Shelby White",
   "Simone and Urs Wietlisbach",
   "Andrew Wilkinson and Zoe Peterson",
   "Anne Wojcicki",
   "Sir Ian Wood",
   "Hansjörg Wyss",
   "Patti Bao and Tony Xu",
   "Samuel Yin",
   "YOU Zhonghui",
   "Charles Zegar and Merryl Snow Zegar",
   "Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan"

It is! I wanted to link to it and the previous discussion, as I saw some similar points made and some linked resources/groups might be useful (e.g. https://muslimimpactlab.org/ and this Effective Zakat Facebook group)

You might be interested in this post about the 2023 GD zakat program, and the comments there: Offer an option to Muslim donors; grow effective giving

Thanks! It looks like the "Guiding Principles" page is older and seems to focus more on "altruism first" EA. There's also “EA as a university” [...] a place for intellectual exploration, incredible research, and real-world impact and innovation, which I think is the most recent and also feels different, although it doesn't talk explicitly about "principles".

I'm surprised these are not identical to the ones on this page https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism#what-principles-unite-effective-altruism (although they are very similar)

I thought that page was also from CEA. Are they written for different audiences?

In particular, I like the "Collaborative spirit: It’s often possible to achieve more by working together" principle that seems to be missing from the CEA page.

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