President's Note

For three decades, Philanthropy magazine has played a critical role in the philanthropic sector. It has offered a unique perspective, highlighted important information and shared fascinating stories about donors and nonprofits advancing liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility. – Elise Westhoff

From The First Editor

Looking back, it’s amazing to think that what started as a homespun newsletter, grew to become the preeminent voice for a view of philanthropy that sees freedom and free enterprise as the key not only to the wealth creation that makes philanthropy possible, but to human flourishing for all. – Kim Dennis

Historical Timeline

The 30th anniversary edition of Philanthropy honors the work of the magazine’s editors through the years. The following articles represent just a few of the magazine’s many contributions to excellent philanthropy. The concepts and practices discussed in this edition continue to have undeniable relevance and influence today.