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Interview with Gerry Lenfest

Gerry Lenfest reflects on $1.2 billion of personal giving

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2014

When H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest made a fortune from the sale of his cable company to AT&T in 1999, he determined to give it all away as quickly and intelligently as he could. The result has been...

Interview with Howard Buffett

In a Q&A, Howard Graham Buffett shows his many hats and his effort to take on hunger.

From Philanthropy magazine, Winter 2014

In a Q&A, Howard Graham Buffett shows his many hats and his effort to take on hunger. 

Interview with Charles Bronfman

Handing down heritage in Canada and Israel, spending down by 2016

From Philanthropy magazine, Fall 2013

Handing down heritage in Canada and Israel, spending down by 2016.  

Endowing a New “Chinese” Rhodes

A $300 million gift aims to smooth Western relations with China by mixing top students in Beijing.

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 2013

Stephen Schwarzman's $300 million gift has the multi-generation aim of smoothing Western relations with China—by mixing top students in Beijing for a fellowship year.

Interview with Betsy DeVos, the Reformer

For years now, she has been at the forefront of the educational-reform movement.

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2013

For years, Betsy DeVos has been at the forefront of the educational-reform movement. Today, as chairman of the American Federation for Children, she is pushing to promote parental choice in American public education. In this feature interview, DeVos explains how she is working to make it possible for all of the nation's parents—regardless of their zip code—to find the right school for their children.

Interview with Eli Broad, the Investor

This visionary philanthropist details progress on his efforts to dramatically improve American K–12 education.

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2013

When it comes to re-imagining how America's children can learn, Eli and Edythe Broad are among the nation's most visionary philanthropists. Their investments range across the full spectrum of educational reform, from advocacy to personnel to technology. Take a look at our interview with Broad, in which he details progress on his efforts to dramatically improve American K–12 education.

Mr. Unreasonable

Eli Broad on medical research; modern art; K–12 education; and his new book, The Art of Being Unreasonable

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 2012

Eli Broad sits down with Philanthropy magazine to discuss his giving to medical research, modern art, and K–12 education.

Racing for the Cure

Nancy Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, speaks about philanthropy and the fight against breast cancer.

From Philanthropy magazine, Fall 2011

Driven by a promise made to her sister, Susan G. Komen, Ambassador Nancy Brinker launched a worldwide movement to fight breast cancer through research, education, screening, and prevention. Read more about her mission and her race against the clock.

Bloomberg by Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg’s no excuses philanthropy

From Philanthropy magazine, Fall 1997

Last August when Ted Turner threatened to create an “Ebenezer Scrooge” award for “skinflint billionaires” it is a safe bet that he was not thinking of financial media maven Michael R....

Tradition Betrayed

How the New Deal Changed Jewish Charity

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 1997

In a forthcoming book, Helping Others to Help Themselves: The Jewish Philanthropic Tradition from Biblical Israel to Modern America, Rabbi David G. Dalin, visiting associate professor of...

In the Temple of Philanthropy

American Jews embrace a civil religion of giving

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 1997

In his book, Faith or Fear, Elliott Abrams details the demographic crisis facing the Jewish community in America and explores the question of how, given rising rates of intermarriage and...

Giving to Israel

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 1997

It is not uncommon for Jewish-American federated giving campaigns to earmark over 30 percent of their contributions for Israel. The United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York, for example,...

Academic Questions

Can Harvard solve the problem of donor intent?

From Philanthropy magazine, Winter 1998

Before an audience of distinguished academics, politicians and nonprofit mavens at Harvard University in April 1996, President Neil Rudenstine announced the creation of a comprehensive,...

Giving Back

How McDonald’s Revolutionized Corporate Philanthropy

From Philanthropy magazine, Winter 1998

Remember Shamrock Shakes? McDonald’s sells hundreds of thousands of the frosty mint-green drinks each year around St. Patrick’s Day. When, in 1974, the company’s Philadelphia-area restaurants...

Who Gets Ted’s Billion?

Keeping Ted Turner’s promise to the United Nations

From Philanthropy magazine, May / June 1998

When Newsweek recently spoke of the “world’s leading Sister of Charity,” it was not referring to the late Mother Teresa but to Ted Turner, whose $1 billion pledge to the United Nations caused...

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