New Year 2009
Media mogul Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl, can't stop giving their fortune away - and they want you to have the same problem.
No longer her father's "tiny shadow," Victoria Christain - daughter of famed British designer Clive Christian - is building on her family's history of impeccable taste to create a venue for the next generation of music prodigies.
In 1999, Kenneth & Elaine Langone anonymously gave $100 million to New York University. Now, nearly a decade later, they have publicly given the school another $100 million - and they're hoping others follow their lead.
Charged to carry out her late husband's legacy, Lynn Schusterman successfully helped many people - including herself - reconnect with their heritage.
Software billionaire Tom Siebel isn't afraid to use shock and awe to scare kids away from hard drugs and toward a more meaningful life.
Inspired to change the fate of millions of children in developing countries, former Microsoft executive John Wood traded in his suit and tie for a chance to pay it forward.
His first film may have landed him with an indecency lawsuit, but comic legend Ivan Reitman's résumé remains immaculate.
Brother-sister team Ken and JJ Ramberg hope their cause-driven Internet search engines GoodSearch and Goodshop take a bite out of Google - one penny at a time.
With a new resort company under his corporate umbrella and a long list of charities to guide, Stephen J. Cloobeck, chairman & CEO of Diamon Resorts International, still finds time to play.
Colby Kash is just like any other boy his age - he enjoys videogames, regularly wins family tennis matches, and attends junior high. But when it came time for Colby's bar mitzvah earlier this year, the 13-year-old opted to try something out of the ordinary.
New Yorker Judy Tenney is fighting for the rights of disabled people everywhere.
In the wake of the formidable challenges posed by the global economic upheaval, the philanthropic world is undergoing a fundamental paradigm shift. It is nevertheless encouraging to see that while the financial markets may go through cycles - even in the face of great challenges - philanthropic giving never goes out of style. The hundreds of dedicated givers who are featured on the following pages are a testament to that.