Greg Muth Named Director of World Surf League Philanthropic Arm

The World Surf League (WSL) has joined forces with Columbia University’s Earth Institute and contributed an initial $1.5 million to Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to fund research focused on ocean health and ecosystems, ocean acidification, sea-level rise, and the role oceans have on climate change.

In addition, WSL has formed a philanthropic arm, WSL PURE (Progressive Understanding and Respect for the Environment), dedicated to “giving back to the ocean” and directed by Greg Muth, faculty for the Master of Science in Fundraising Management program at Columbia. “The WSL PURE and Columbia partnership is a unique way to marry research, education, and advocacy in a way that can bring powerful studies to the global community,” he says.

Read more about the partnership at The Inertia and learn more about the Master of Science in Fundraising Management.