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.
A dinner talk by Karl Zinsmeister at the Philanthropy Roundtable’s November annual meeting—describing how private givers can blaze new paths to national success no matter what unfolds in Washington.
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It was a grocery-store fortune that brought dialysis and kidney transplants to the public. For the 700,000 Americans currently alive despite kidney failure, that was a very big gift.
A true-life Christmas story about how some very personal philanthropy gave America one of its most beloved books.
The iconoclastic paleontologist Jack Horner has a perfect partnership with the independent-minded donors who have made his freewheeling discoveries possible.