Philanthropy — Summer 2015

Briefly Noted

Winnings for cancer. The church grocery. Protecting donor intent.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Birch Community Services

Birch Community Services gives away food and asks for life-change in return

By Claire Sykes

Interview with Donald Rumsfeld

Our oldest and youngest Secretary of Defense is also a philanthropist

Interview with Eric Greitens

A scholar and Navy SEAL shares his secrets for reintegrating vets at home

Donors Who Come to the Aid of Their Country

You thought only government could do defense? Think again!

By Karl Zinsmeister

Labeled Disabled

A government system rates veterans as incapable, but philanthropy can change that

By Cheryl Miller and Thomas Meyer

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Purpose-driven organizations help veterans transition to civilian life

By Justin Torres

Changing of the Guard

Where are the old-line veterans’ charities headed?

By Timothy Carney

War, Peace, Philanthropy

Bringing the spirit of America to combat zones

By James Carafano

From Big Success to Local Succor

How one donor found satisfaction in helping a unique community

By Carrie Besnette Hauser and Walter Isaacson

Why Work Is the Best Charity for the Poor

Poverty is one part economics, one part psychology—work helps both

By David Bass

Policing Philanthropy?

Why a new federal bureau for investigating charity is a terrible idea

By Joanne Florino

Something Out of Nothing

Stories on the sources of prosperity

By John Steele Gordon

The Other One Percent

A philanthropist champions those who defend the country

By Andrea Scott

Books in Brief

The Paradox of Generosity

By Ashley May