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Issue #228
Summer 2010


Cover Story

Peter & Jennifer Buffett

Philanthropists Peter & Jennifer Buffett are investing $1 billion in all the right places.


Peter & Jennifer Buffett: Girl power

By Joanna L. Krotz

All Peter & Jennifer Buffett want to do with the $1 billion gift Warren Buffett gave them to start a foundation is change the fate of an entire gender.

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong: Healthy returns

By Noreen Ruben

Surgeon, scientist, businessman. These days Patrick Soon-Shiong is better known to the California hospital system as savior.

Dr. Jean de Gunzburg: Full circle

By Wendy Helfenbaum

When the force of his family’s fame, fortune, and philanthropy struck Dr. Jean de Gunzburg, he changed one thing: his life.

Lisa Nigro: Kitchen Confidential

By Julie Jacobs

Former Chicago beat cop Lisa Nigro traded in her badge for some Inspiration.

Guy Laliberté: Up, up, and away

By Matthew Simmons

The circus is back in town—and out of this world—thanks to a clown from Montreal.

Ray Kelly: New York's Finest

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Ray Kelly—again—is sitting at the helm of the NYPD. And this time, he doesn’t have any plans to leave.

Peter Fleiss: Taking Flight

By Marc Weisblott

Peter Fleiss and the Corporate Angel Network fly sick patients from home to treatment and back again—all on donated wings.

Charles Cohen: Movie House

By Soriya Daniels

He redevelops underutilized buildings and raises money for Habitat for Humanity and March of Dimes, but
Charles Cohen may feel most at home in a theater.

Peter Fine: Homebody

By Julie Jacobs

Developer Peter Fine doesn’t just build public housing—it’s where he’s from.

Oscar de la Renta: Model Behavior

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is best known for his runway collections, but his work with at-risk kids puts fashion in the backseat.


  • Facebook co-founder connects volunteers
  • Bloomberg re-focuses philanthropy
  • Sweet note for Lincoln Center
  • Best of Brits
  • Aveda’s change of pace
  • Robin Hood’s record $88 million
  • Met hopes for encore
  • Childhood promise lands foundation $1 billion
  • Annual Idol event raises $44 million
  • Gates for graduates
  • Hef poses as savior
  • Mining for workers in Russia
  • Green day


  • MET Costume Institute Gala
  • James Beard Foundation
  • 150th Anniversary Gala
  • NY Philharmonic Spring Gala
  • Greater New York Launched
  • “In” With Oscar de la Renta
  • National Tribute Dinner in D.C.
  • William and Phyllis Mack Honored
  • Outstanding Mother Awards
  • Women Who Care Luncheon
  • The Vegas Dozen
  • Race to Erase MS
  • NYC Police Foundation Gala

The Index

Global Philanthropy Register

They may be driven and ambitious, but the CEOs of some of the world’s biggest corporations are often just as passionate about giving as they are about earning. These generous men and women constitute the bulk of Lifestyles Magazine’s 2010 Global Philanthropy Register.