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  • Charity TV

    April 2014

    Chris Weinkopf

    A California philanthropy and a television station join forces to stimulate giving.

  • Giving It All

    April 2014

    Liz Essley Whyte

    Alan Barnhart and his brother Eric owned a $250 million company. Owned. Past tense. Because they gave it away. 

  • Profit and the Free Press

    April 2014

    Seth Lipsky

    An ink-stained veteran doubts that philanthropy can solve today's crisis in journalism.  

  • Philanthropy and the Press

    April 2014

    The future of journalism 

  • Protecting Animals and People

    April 2014

    Caitrin Nicol Keiper

    How donors are using research, security, and economic incentives to save Africa's wildlife

  • Economia!

    January 2014

    Megan McArdle

    How Pete Peterson's donations are helping Washington find budget balance.  

  • Healthy at Home

    January 2014

    Andrea Scott

    Keeping older Americans independent with timely acts of charity.  

  • Donating a Motive to Strive

    January 2014

    Carrie Besnette Hauser

    Colorado oilman Tim Marquez and wife Bernadette funnel kids to college with the Denver Scholarship Foundation. 

  • Solving the $2 Trillion Problem

    January 2014

    Zachary Janowski

    The Laura and John Arnold Foundation mixes research and politics to help solve today's public-pension crisis.  

  • Making Forever Families

    January 2014

    Naomi Schaefer Riley

    Churches and donors lift thousands of children out of the foster-care bureaucracy. 

  • Philanthropy Keeps the Lights on in Detroit

    January 2014

    Liz Essley Whyte

    How philanthropists are tearing down problems, building solutions, and stopping bad guys in the Motor City. 

  • Mediocrity Be Gone

    October 2013

    Kari Barbic

    The Relay Graduate School of Education is revolutionizing teacher training.  

  • Changing the World Through Storytelling

    October 2013

    Matthew Bishop, Michael Green

    Philanthropist Jeff Skoll is putting money and talent behind silver-screen social reform. 

  • Cash for the Poor?

    October 2013

    Liz Essley Whyte

    A tale of unconventional givers. 

  • Playing the Long Game

    October 2013

    Aaron Gell

    Meet Eli and Edythe Broad, winners of the 2013 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.

  • DoNation

    July 2013

    Karl Zinsmeister

    Karl Zinsmeister breaks down the data on which Americans give most to charity, and why.

  • Blending, Upending

    April 2013

    Laura Vanderkam

    Is blended learning the disruptive innovation of K–12 reform? Check out this preview from The Philanthropy Roundtable’s new guidebook “Blended Learning: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Supporting Tech-assisted Teaching” by Laura Vanderkam.

  • Lessons in Citizenship

    April 2013

    Naomi Schaefer Riley

    American students are increasingly ignorant of American civics, notes Naomi Schaefer Riley. Fortunately, a few private donors have taken the lead in the effort to restore a healthy appreciation for the Founding principles.

  • Common Core’s Uncommon Rise

    April 2013

    Liam Julian

    Released in 2010, the Common Core Standards are the first set of shared, nationwide, grade-by-grade benchmarks for what students are expected to learn. Liam Julian details how philanthropists helped create a movement for national standards.

  • They Shall Overcome

    April 2013

    Christopher Levenick

    Meet the K–12 reform donors who strategically balance charitable giving, legislative advocacy, and direct political engagement. Philanthropy editor-in-chief Christopher Levenick reports in this cover story from our Spring issue on K-12 giving.