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Issue #225
New Year 2010

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Cover Story

Lifestyles 360˚: $15 billion. 524 donations. historic.

The culture of giving is an ever-changing force. Often glamorous, sometimes carried out under a cloak of secrecy, international in scope or locally motivated, philanthropy at the close of the decade has been able to evolve with the times, yet somehow remain steadfast in its ultimate goal—the betterment of humanity.



Profiles

Ron Terwilliger: Gimme Shelter

By Marc Weisblott

Building isn't just a day job for Habitat for Humanity's Ron Terwilliger—It's a passion.

Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin: Teachers' Pet

By Jenny Hazan

Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin have a plan to change the face of the U.S.
public school system—and super-philanthropist Charles Bronfman is betting that it’ll work.

Dame Stephanie Shirley: Grande Dame

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Britain’s first ambassador for philanthropy, Dame Stephanie Shirley, only wants to leave one thing at the end of her life: an empty bank account.

John Bolton: Outspoken

By Robert K. Epstein

He may have come within a breath of the world’s most prominent ambassadorship, but John Bolton has no regrets.

Marc Pollick: Stargazing

By Dave Gordon

The Giving Back Fund’s Marc Pollick helps celebrities like Yao Ming and Ben Roethlisberger give it away.

Adrienne Arsht: The First Lady

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Miami super-philanthropist Adrienne Arsht opens her own doors, pays her own checks, and runs her own businesses. Who says she can’t be president of the United States?

Michael E. Kassan: Glass All Full

By N. C. Naisek

Coming late to the media game, Michael E. Kassan has more than made up for lost time.

Robert S. Fink: Defense Mechanism

By Noreen Rubin

According to tax specialist Robert S. Fink, “good men have faults”—and that’s why he spends most of his time in the courtroom defending them.

Dr. Richard Prasquier: Heart of the matter

By Liliane-Carol Benoit

Dr. Richard Prasquier treats the very organ that guides him.

Eugene Ribakoff: Crisis Control

By Sophia Romma

In times of upheaval—from the FSU to Myanmar—Eugene Ribakoff is there to make sure JDC isn’t far behind.

Amir Gal-Or: Flying High

By Marjie Hadad

How a trip to visit his brother landed Amir Gal-Or a life in the Far East.

UpFront

  • Soros’s $1 billion of green
  • Bono paints Carnegie Hall (RED)
  • Buffett unveils passion project
  • Far East philanthropy
  • Goodwill from actor Bloom
  • Fight of his life
  • Mansion for Marist
  • The revolution will be digital
  • Diddy donates
  • Run, Edward, run
  • A bike and a dress

Events

  • ONEXONE San Francisco
  • NYC Greenberg Reception
  • Library Lion’s Gala
  • NY Philharmonic Opening Night
  • Women of Action
  • Celebration of Babies
  • amfAR Milano
  • To Life Telethon
  • Conference of Presidents
  • AVON Foundation for Women
  • Take Home a Nude
  • Bridgehampton Fundraiser for Soldiers
  • Real Estate Luncheon at The Plaza
  • Hammer Gala
  • Joel’s Leadership Celebrated
  • NEXT Fashion Show
  • National Arts Awards
  • Celebrity Poker Tournament

The Index

The Lifestyles 360˚

The culture of giving is an ever-changing force. Often glamorous, sometimes carried out under a cloak of secrecy, international in scope or locally motivated, philanthropy at the close of the decade has been able to evolve with the times, yet somehow remain steadfast in its ultimate goal—the betterment of humanity.