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Excellence in Philanthropy

Racing Against Cancer

Jockey Victor Espinoza netted about $80,000 when his mount American Pharoah swept the ­Triple Crown of horseracing this year. But Espinoza handed his historic winnings, in their entirety, away to charity. 


Briefly Noted

Winds of change for charters. Science charity. Suing your alma mater. $100 million and a crowd.

Nonprofit Spotlight: Food For Life

Students learn good habits plus culinary skills at Food For Life.

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Asking Tough Questions

David Weekley: homebuilder, charity-grower, and hard-nosed inquisitor.

The Texas Miracle wasn’t just economic; it was philanthropic

You’ve heard about the “Texas Miracle.”

Higher ed, Lower Costs

An e-learning entrepreneur brings cut-rate practical degrees to far-flung corners of the world.

Madisonian, and not going to take it any more!

By the standards of the $9 billion William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, its Madison Initiative is not (yet) a large project.

Laying Foundations for Change

Who says bricks-and-mortar philanthropy isn’t effective?

The Art of Public-Policy Philanthropy: The Battle of Ideas

The Battle of Ideas: featuring Kim Dennis, Gara LaMarche, Roger Hertog, and Chris Demuth.

Books in Brief

Effective Altruism ignores deserving charities.


The Almanac
of American

A compendium of the Great Donors, Great Achievements, Great Ideas, and Latest Facts on private giving in the U.S.