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Rick DeVos' ArtPrize once again transforms Grand Rapids, Michigan into a city-sized art gallery

Rick DeVos' ArtPrize once again transforms Grand Rapids, Michigan into a city-sized art gallery.  

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Conservative studies at the "Berkeley of the Rockies," the efficacy of child sponsorship, and more

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 2013

Philanthropy in the news, from a new conservative studies program at the "Berkeley of the Rockies," to the efficacy of child sponsorship, to a landmark gift to a two-year college, and more.

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Tuition at the Cooper Union, Bill Gates’ annual letter, Bloomberg at Johns Hopkins, and more

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2013

Books in Brief

Reviews of new books on why philanthropy matters, conscious capitalism, school leadership, and creating a charter school.

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2013

Robert H. Bork, RIP: Interpreting the Founder’s Vision

The late Robert Bork on the connection between originalist constitutional analysis and the pursuit of donor intent.

By Robert H. Bork

The late Robert Bork on the connection between originalist constitutional analysis and the pursuit of donor intent.

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John Paulson’s Central Park gift, great female donors, John Arnold retires, sunsetting Jewish foundations, and more

From Philanthropy magazine, Winter 2013

What Foreign Aid Can Learn from Philanthropy

Romney’s vision for foreign aid, unveiled at the Clinton Global Initiative, mirrors recent trends in international giving

By Cindy Tan

At the annual summit of the Clinton Global Initiative, Mitt Romney unveiled his vision for foreign aid. The ideas behind his proposal are the same ones that have animated recent private philanthropy in developing countries: Involve the private sector, emphasize accountability, respect economic and personal liberty, and acknowledge that government is now only a supporting player in economic development.

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Niall Ferguson’s civil society, not-so-sweet lemonade buyers, Greeks bearing gifts, and more

From Philanthropy magazine, Fall 2012

Forbes 400 Roundtable

Forbes celebrates the 30th anniversary of its most noted list with an all-star summit on philanthropy

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its notable 400 list, Forbes hosted a special summit on philanthropy, where the nation’s wealthiest individuals gathered to discuss effective giving.

Chuck Feeney’s Spend-Down Countdown

Now down to his last $1.5 billion, Feeney talks to the New York Times about how he wants to die with nothing.

The billionaire co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers quietly set up the Atlantic Philanthropies and gave it nearly all his fortune. Now getting down to his last $1.5 billion, Feeney talks to the New York Times about his goal to die with nothing.

Classroom X

The University of California, Berkeley, joins Harvard and MIT in offering free online courses through edX

The University of California, Berkeley, joins Harvard and MIT in offering free online courses through edX.

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An Intel-ligent cancer sensor, no anthroposophy at Aberdeen, no giving up, Wikidata, and more

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 2012

Staffing Up

Ann Stern of the Houston Endowment

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 2012

Editor’s Introduction

An overview of the Spring 2012 issue on giving to colleges and universities

By Christopher Levenick

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2012

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University M&A, the Jersey way; the college name game; donor intent in Virginia; and more.

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2012

Staffing Up

Bill Buckner of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Elizabeth Dvorak at the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2012

The World of Philanthropy

U.S. leads the way in global giving survey

Despite the global economic turmoil, the world is becoming more charitable, and Americans are leading the way. See where the U.S. ranks according to the World Giving Index 2011, and watch Adam Meyerson’s recent interview with the Wall Street Journal on American charitable giving.

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Philanthropy makes the news

From Philanthropy magazine, Winter 2012

The most generous nations, anonymity—almost, philanthropy jargon, and more.

Staffing Up

Pete Geren named president of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas

From Philanthropy magazine, Fall 2011

In June, Pete Geren was named president of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Philanthropy makes the news

From Philanthropy magazine, Fall 2011

Staffing Up

From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2011

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From Philanthropy magazine, Winter 2011

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From Philanthropy magazine, Spring 2011

Staffing Up

From Philanthropy magazine, Winter 2011

Staffing Up

From Philanthropy magazine, Fall 2010

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From Philanthropy magazine, Fall 2010

Staffing Up

From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 2011

William H. Byrnes was appointed vice president of grants of the F. M. Kirby Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey. He has served as the foundation’s program officer for more than 10 years.

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From Philanthropy magazine, Summer 2011

Lee Annenberg and the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy; America's charters of freedom; new support for Persian art at the Louvre; a parable of donor intent; Trouble Helmsley, RIP; Bill Cook, RIP