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Donor with a Long Memory

A German recently gave $16.5 million to the U.S. Marine Corps ­Scholarship Foundation.

It’s the Governance, Stupid

Wherever government is the landlord, you will usually find crime, rundown facilities, joblessness, and financial shortfalls.

Briefly Noted

De Blasio’s funding fantasy. A billion for charters. Newspaper nonprofit? Tough teacher ratings work. Smart brain philanthropy.

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Interview with Gordon Gund

He’s been blind since 1970, but is lighting a path to prevention and cures for fellow sufferers.

The Passion and Pitfalls of Giving to College Sports

Many donors are putting big bucks into college athletics. What are they getting in return?

Sports vs. Breakdown

Four effort showing how sport can be used as a tool by philanthropists in areas of breakdown.

Call of the Wild

A marriage of market-based conversation and treetop acrobatics helps kids succeed in school.

A Different Kind of TV Network

In search of virtuous entertainment.

Are College Sports Out of Control?

Campus athletics are growing, but not exploding.

Redefining Usury

How a self-interested banker helped millions of people prosper.


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