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Q&A with Diana Davis Spencer and Abby Moffatt

Beginning in the 1960s with the creation of a history prize at West Point, the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation and its successor, the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, have been staunch supporters of the military,...

Announcing the 2017 William E. Simon Prize recipients

Pitt and Barbara Hyde have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership

Briefly Noted

SPLC on the warpath. The truth on foreign aid. Getting bluegrass in the black. Making Americans. An Oscar for humanitarianism.

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Interview with Paul Haaga

The Republican investor on running NPR for $1, how to be an effective board member, and his very own dinosaur.

What’s in a Name?

The delicate dance behind some of today’s largest gifts

Bad Donors, Good Results

Human kindness and charitable success aren’t necessarily linked. That’s one of the paradoxes of philanthropy.

Rethinking Disability

Donors launch an experiment that could spark seminal social reform

Business, Love, and Service

Three human impulses led to history’s number-one charitable donation

Preservation and Prosperity

What could property rights do for Indian reservations?

Some People Love to Call Names

The Southern Poverty Law Center's extremist list isn't a Consumer Reports guide. It's a political tool. A sneak peak from the upcoming Spring issue of Philanthropy magazine.