Bill Gates will be at Harvard on April 21 to deliver his address: “Giving Back: Finding the Best Way to Make a Difference.”

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‘Giving Back: Finding the Best Way to Make a Difference’

Bill Gates will visit Harvard University on April 21 as part of a three-day tour of universities across the United States designed to inspire students and scholars to focus on the biggest problems facing humanity.

At Harvard, the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Microsoft will deliver a speech to students, faculty, and staff about the importance of giving back to the community — locally and globally.

He also plans to meet with Harvard students and researchers, some of whom have benefited from generous support by the Gates Foundation, which is devoted to improving education in the United States, and improving health and reducing poverty around the world.

“We are pleased to welcome Bill Gates back to Harvard, where we have placed renewed emphasis on our commitment to public and community service,” said President Drew Faust. “The good work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is an inspiration to any student committed to making a difference in the world.”

Gates attended Harvard as an undergraduate and received an honorary degree from the University in 2007, when he delivered the Commencement Day address.

His upcoming public address at Harvard, “Giving Back: Finding the Best Way to Make a Difference,” will be held on April 21 at Sanders Theatre at 3 p.m. Tickets can be requested until noon on April 15 at

Those receiving tickets will be notified by e-mail on April 19.