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  • Richard Gilder: Patron of Parks, History, and Problem-solving

    May 2020

    Madeline Fry

    If you’ve enjoyed a visit to Central Park within the last 40 years, you can thank Richard Gilder, the New York City philanthropist who died at age 87 last week. 

  • Better Than Fiction

    May 2020

    Madeline Fry

    An orphaned child of slaves, who grew up to be a business tycoon and generous donor—the first female self-made millionaire in history, according to the Guinness Book of World Records—is a good subject for a Netflix series.

  • Gifts of Health

    April 2020

    Karl Zinsmeister

    American medical charity has a noble history that extends right to our present moment