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Spring 2015 – Briefly Noted

…the Mediterranean in less-than-seaworthy vessels. After a drowning of 366 people off the coast of Lampedusa in 2013, Italy set up a specialized search and rescue operation called Mare Nostrum….

Tiny Ships to the Stars

…in the 1990s called Clementine. Later, he spent nearly a decade as director of NASA’s Ames Research Center, the agency’s outpost in Silicon Valley, supporting small-satellite and other programs, and…

Elise Westhoff: Sharing Some Personal News preview

Elise Westhoff: Sharing Some Personal News

…coming weeks, the Philanthropy Roundtable board of directors will launch a national search for a new chief executive. To everyone in the Roundtable community, we are grateful to you for…

One of the Best Ways to Protect Private Giving preview

One of the Best Ways to Protect Private Giving

…notes Tom Riley, president of the Connelly Foundation in Philadelphia: “Our American system thrives in a way that other systems don’t because of charitable giving—these institutions of civil society, this…

Summer 2013 – Briefly Noted

…another research innovation. As Lord Kelvin said, if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. —Liz Essley Whyte Big Investment in a New Approach In May, City University of New…