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Issue #221
Spring 2009

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Cover Story

Pete Peterson: Patriot Games

By Nancy A. Ruhling

After conquering the world of private equity and cashing out with billions in the bank, Pete Peterson did the unthinkable: he gave most of it away.



Profiles

Alfred Mann: Mann kind

By Aliza Davidovit

Whether it’s giving sight to the blind or launching shuttles into space, Alfred Mann never backs down from a challenge.

Monica Seles: Getting a Grip

By Victoria Scrozzo

Monica Seles achieved more by 19 than most people do in a lifetime. But in her new book, the tennis legend is just searching for balance.

Meyer May: Reaching Out

By Adam Michael Segal

Rabbi Meyer H. May leads the kind of righteous life from which we can all draw inspiration: Rain or shine, he runs or walks three miles every day and maintains an impeccably healthy diet.

Tomicah Tillemann: Generation Next

By Robert K. Epstein

Tomicah Tillemann’s accomplishments might read like a novel, but carrying on his grandfather’s legacy is the story he really wants told.

Justin Baer: Man About Town

By Julie Jacobs

For serial businessman Justin Baer, two invitations on the same night sparked his latest idea, CharityHappenings.org.

Jeff Farber: In a Good Place

By Debbie Cohen

Jeff Farber was on his way to retirement when San Francisco’s Koret Foundation came calling. Now the former Bank of America exec’s busy days start before dawn and stretch into the night— and he couldn’t be happier.

Belinda Stronach: Being Belinda

By Elisa Birnbaum

She’s been a mogul, politician, victim, and winner. Now Belinda Stronach is ready for the (next) fight of her life.

Bruce Pearl: Pearl of Wisdom

By Robert K. Epstein

The University of Tennessee’s basketball coach is proof that fortune favors hard work.

Corinne Evens: Building a Mystery

By Liliane-Carol Benoit

For diamond merchant, philanthropist, real estate developer, and mother Corinne Evens, facing history is her duty—even if it means looking back once the door has been closed.

Izzy Borovich: Flying High

By Bob & Sandy Nesoff

The chairman of EL AL airlines, Izzy Borovich looks after one of the aviation world’s great superpowers while keeping one foot in academia.

Helen Diller: Time on Her Side

By Wendy Helfenbaum

For Bay Area mainstay Helen Diller, simply writing checks isn’t an option.

Bernard Lander: Social Studies

By Ellis Nassour

At 93, Bernard Lander, founder of Touro College, isn’t close to slowing down.

UpFront

  • $300 million worth of electric vehicles ordered
  • Duty Free founder breaks $100 million barrier
  • First Lady cooks for homeless
  • Hospitals benefit from $50 million donations
  • France’s Bruni-Sarkozy offers help
  • Bikini model promotes water conservation
  • Sabans restore Beverly Hills landmark
  • $20 billion for “green-collared” workers
  • Composer’s heirs donate legacy

Events

  • FIDF Raises $15 Million at Annual Gala
  • Texting Their Generosity
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation
  • Armani Donates $1 Million Grant
  • Philanthropic Panel Discussion
  • Seeds of Peace
  • Generation-to-Generation Luncheon
  • Generations Against Genocide
  • Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • AJC Honors Rupert Murdoch
  • Tower of Hope Awards
  • Performance for Polish Museum
  • The School of American Ballet
  • American Friends of Bet El
  • Young Leaders Winter Gala
  • Kermitt J. Brooks and John T. Hill II Honored
  • An Unforgettable Evening

The Index

Foundation 40

The economy may be temporarily floundering, but there is hope: family philanthropies are strong and their giving isn’t expected to slow down significantly.