Steve & Connie Ballmer

Steve & Connie Ballmer

Cofounders, Ballmer Group

Steve and Connie Ballmer come from the tech and philanthropic worlds. Steve, the former Microsoft CEO, and his wife, Connie, have used their financial resources and united commitment to philanthropy to support a variety of causes through the Ballmer Group. Founded in 2015, the organization is committed to improving economic mobility and opportunity for children and families in the United States.

Through their organization, they have supported nonprofits and social services in a variety of different areas, such as education, childcare, community development, homelessness, criminal justice reform, climate change, public health, gun safety, and more. As of December 31, 2022, the Ballmer Group has reported over $850 million in giving and 380 active grants.

In September, they pledged $175 million to StriveTogether to support the organization’s goal of putting at least four million additional young people on a path to economic mobility. Through their continued philanthropic efforts and commitment to providing the necessary financial backing to enact social good, Steve and Connie Ballmer rightfully earned their spot on the 2023 Worthy 100 list.

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