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Updates on Past Winners, 2001-2013

Where could my money go so that it would make a difference?” That’s a question Eli Broad asks himself a lot. When he and his wife, Edythe, won the 2013 Simon Prize he funneled the $250,000 award to the Ramón...

Updates on Past Winners, 2001-2013

Six thousand. That’s the number of children that Atlanta’s Marcus Autism Center will serve this year. It’s more than any other center in the country by far. And Bernie Marcus, who made his fortune as the...

Updates on Past Winners, 2001-2013

Charles Koch has been nurturing a lot lately. He is giving away money to a range of recipients in hopes of advancing emerging academic understanding of everything that goes into “well-being.” Over the past year,...

Updates on Past Winners, 2001-2013

Hertog spread his award among 11 small intellectual journals and asked them to create articles and conferences on important topics. National Affairs put together a book for congressmen elected in 2010. National...

Updates on Past Winners, 2001-2013

Teaching kids in school how to be considerate is “innocently simple,” admits Gary Dixon, who oversees Random Acts of Kindness, a foundation supported by philanthropist Philip Anschutz. But it is not easy. When...

Updates on Past Winners, 2001-2013

Truett Cathy knew what it took to succeed. He grew up in the first federally funded housing project in Atlanta, began delivering newspapers and selling sodas at the age of eight to bolster his family’s income,...

Updates on Past Winners, 2001-2013

When Frank Hanna received the Simon Prize in 2007, he celebrated in his remarks the ability of philanthropy to serve as “truth funding.” Since then, he says, he has “become even more convinced of this premise,”...

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