Bill Abrams

New York City, United States
Bill Abrams became Trickle Up's President in 2005, following a career as a senior executive and journalist for The New York Times, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to Trickle Up, Mr. Abrams served as President of New York Times Television, which produced documentaries and current affairs programs for cable and public television; President of, a website for tourists to France; and a new-business consultant for Discovery Communications Inc. He spent twelve years at Capital Cities/ABC Inc., including five years as Vice President of Business Development for ABC News. He began his career as a staff reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Abrams has Master’s degrees in journalism and business from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. He has represented Trickle Up at numerous conferences, including the Skoll World Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, the Global Philanthropy Forum, Opportunity Collaboration, and Microfinance USA. He serves on the board of the US International Council on Disabilities and served six years on the board of InterAction. He lives in New York City with his wife Julie Salamon, a writer. They have two children, Roxie and Eli.
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Little pictures that tell the big story

Retiring President Bill Abrams shares a few inspiring stories from his 16 years at Trickle Up.

The climate crisis and Trickle Up

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that it is “code red for humanity” if the climate crisis is not abated.

India’s Covid-19 Crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a deadly turn in India. Trickle Up is mounting a relief effort that will support 8,300 current Trickle Up participants in the next several weeks.

How Trickle Up is Responding to Climate Change

In honor of Earth Day, Trickle Up presents our strategy towards adapting and mitigating the effect of climate change on the world's most vulnerable.

Emergency Fund will Build Pipeline in Guatemala to Stem Future Flooding

In the wake of Hurricanes Eta and Iota, Trickle Up is funding critical infrastructure to divert water and protect the community of Yalijux, Guatemala from future flooding.

I Don’t Know What to Say

Today (June 1, 2020) I wrote to Trickle Up’s staff and board about the current turmoil in the US and around the world. As friends of Trickle Up, you also are our dear colleagues, ...

Putting the Poorest First in Pandemic Response

In response to COVID-19, Trickle Up is building on the trusted relationships we have with tens of thousands of families and dozens of local partner to mobilize on two fronts: publi ...

Trickle Up & Coronavirus

Dear friends,  I hope you are all well and adapting to the coronavirus era. I am writing to you to report on how it is affecting Trickle Up.  First and most important, ou ...

Global Poverty Must be a Global Priority: Nobel Committee

Trickle Up sends our congratulations to Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee for receiving this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, which recognized them for their pioneering work in i ...

The Moment of Lift

President Bill Abrams shares thoughts on The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates.