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  • Briefly Noted

    October 2018

    Rags to riches in real life. Vets achieving independence. A pilgrimage to Israel for $500. Behind the scenes at Gettysburg. Leonard Leo's legal network. The power of small givers.

  • Briefly Noted

    July 2018

    Hunting human traffickers. Moral formation through music. Airplane ambulances. The philanthropic payoff to an artistic addiction.

  • Briefly Noted

    April 2018

    K-12 surprise in Illinois. The millionaire next door. One acre, 500,000 farmers. The codemaster and his hidden donor.

  • Briefly Noted

    January 2018

    Censorship by Google. A modern-day good Samaritan. A quarterback gives back. Charter school experimentation.

  • Briefly Noted

    October 2017

    Veterans and chefs help in Houston. Broken instrument symphony. Ronald McDonald House marathons. Midwest wildlife preservation.

  • Briefly Noted

    July 2017

    Home life and scholastic success. A baseball all-star gives back. Children and animals on Noah's Ark. BYU student animators.

  • Briefly Noted

    April 2017

    SPLC on the warpath. The truth on foreign aid. Getting bluegrass in the black. Making Americans. An Oscar for humanitarianism.

  • Briefly Noted

    January 2017

    Glittering glass out of the ashes. Unions block charters. Life-and-death nonprofit work. Crowdsourcing art. 

  • Briefly Noted

    October 2016

    Little platoons on pontoons. Crisp progress in the Big Apple. Nonprofits brace for new overtime rules. 

  • Briefly Noted

    July 2016

    Chicks on camera. Couch-surfing in disaster zones. Teacher's union fights for facelifts. One million missing Christians.

  • Briefly Noted

    April 2016

    De Blasio’s funding fantasy. A billion for charters. Newspaper nonprofit? Tough teacher ratings work. Smart brain philanthropy. Inner-city chess, a book prize, and Superman in a workhouse. 

  • Briefly Noted

    January 2016

    A record gift to Catholic schools. Paul Allen continues to battle Ebola. Knights rescue the oppressed. A toy store for the homeless kids. Hamilton’s philanthropic roots. The 99 percent. A mini-interview with Purdue president and former governor Mitch Daniels. 

  • Briefly Noted

    October 2015

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

  • Briefly Noted

    July 2015

     Winnings for cancer. The church grocery. Protecting donor intent. 

  • Briefly Noted

    July 2015

    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.

  • Briefly Noted

    April 2015

    Seafaring savior. A long-lost battleship. Enabling a book thief. Philanthropy vs. charity. Why give operating support?

  • Briefly Noted

    January 2015

    A Secret Santa. Disaster giving. Taxing church attendance. Adopt a neighborhood.

  • Briefly Noted

    October 2014

    Aid for Assyrians. A monk's secret to schooling. Anonymous animal lovers. Rescuing an orchestra.

  • Briefly Noted

    July 2014

    Charity rises in China. Disrupting the textbook market. Flight of the ospreys. A murky future for donor-advised funds.

  • Briefly Noted

    April 2014

    Schools need better teaching, not more money: Bill Gates. Celebrity philanthropy fizz. Bureaucracy-ridden sluggards.

  • Briefly Noted

    January 2014

    Giving for the religious. A Black Friday for donors. A Grinch-like plan for parks. The cost of a tax change. Medical marvels. 

  • Briefly Noted

    October 2013

    Ethics from Singer. Giving tips from Buffett. Billions from Christians. Careers for the homeless. 

  • Briefly Noted

    January 2013

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

  • Briefly Noted

    October 2012

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

  • Briefly Noted

    July 2012

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

  • Briefly Noted

    April 2012

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

  • Briefly Noted

    January 2012

    Philanthropy makes the news