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How a New Fund Helps Parents Teach Their Children

Aug 26, 2020

A recently launched experiment supports parents in educating their own kids—during distance learning or otherwise.

Replacing Violence with Community

Aug 18, 2020

Thirty years ago, when Father Greg Boyle was a pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, he became troubled by the prevalence of gang violence in his neighborhood.

Philanthropists Helping America Restart

Aug 10, 2020

While many donors have turned toward humanitarian efforts to ease the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, some are looking at a different sort of humanitarian work.

Benefactions

America’s millions of energetic donors can be proud of the role they’ve played in helping our nation navigate today’s coronavirus trauma.

The Exchange

Philanthropy freedom fighter | The Nation and Bill Gates | Donor privacy wins | Be little and free | Community college golden hour | Homeschooling, payout rates, and suffrage | Closing Catholic schools | And silver linings

Sweet Charity

Two great humanitarians put themselves at personal risk by plunging into viral pandemics. 

Interview

A round robin with eight leading authorities on philanthropy, medicine, and national governance. 

Road Trip

Top-flight, donor-powered medical institutions in Boston.

Books

The Decadent Society by Ross Douthat

Cultural revival can be boosted by personal giving. 

Delusional Altruism by Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Americans shouldn’t be intimidated or discouraged by the author’s warnings about “delusional altruism.”

President's Note

It’s a true honor to join The Philanthropy Roundtable as president, writes Elise Westhoff.