We're in the midst of a huge renaissance of urban parks--which is in turn feeding the return to city life. Thank philanthropic invention.
In a series of rollicking flesh-and-blood examples and hard facts, Karl Zinsmeister documents the vast impact of private philanthropy.
Even flawed donors can make brilliant gifts. Here’s a magnificent example.
Immigrants to this country acculturate best when they have help.
Sometimes a gift takes you to an unexpected place. Even into a cartoon world.
The host of New York City’s “Business of Giving” radio show asked Karl Zinsmeister to tell tales from The Almanac of American Philanthropy for his broadcast audience.
Without any public money, a group of donors took it upon themselves to revive a crucial site of American history—the cottage where Abraham Lincoln lived and labored for a quarter of his Presidency.
Mount Vernon, Montpelier, Monticello. Completely apart from the fact that they were homes of Presidents, these three historic properties have one crucial thing in common. Come find out what it is.
Karl Zinsmeister answers audience questions about religion, the charitable deduction, why philanthropy can build us a better future, and more.
Why many givers choose to be anonymous.