Briefly Noted

Aid for Assyrians. A monk's secret to schooling. Anonymous animal lovers. Rescuing an orchestra.

The Center for Urban Families

The Center for Urban Families is helping fathers step up

By Melissa Langsam Braunstein

Interview with Howard Dahl

The founder of Amity Technology discusses his giving to rehabilitate the former Soviet Union and assesses Ukraine

Interview with Christopher Oechsli

The president of Atlantic Philanthropies reflects on Chuck Feeney's legendary generosity, and how to recover donor intent

Champion Givers

A 15-year update on the winners of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership

By Naomi Schaefer Riley

Suing for Reform

An education donor went to court; will other givers and other causes follow?

By Ashley May

Beethoven in the Barrio

The Youth Orchestra of the Americas is bringing symphonic beauty to new audiences, thanks to Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg

By Caitrin Nicol Keiper

Campus Crusades

Philanthropically supported groups helping students grow in their faith are embraced by participants, but also face threats

By Liz Essley Whyte

Drug Donors

While some philanthropists fought for decades to legalize marijuana, others are gearing up to address undesirable consequences

By Justin Torres

Don’t Surrender the Academy

The case for donors to get involved with schools of education

By Frederick Hess and Taryn Hochleitner

Four Brothers and the Apocalypse

A biography of the Koch family offers a fascinating window into their life and philanthropy

By Tom Riley

Charitable Capital of the World

Why Utah is the charitable capital of the world

By Adam Meyerson