New Year 2011
The reasons for giving among the world’s leading philanthropists remain universal: the betterment of humanity.
Philippe Houdard’s challenge of turning teenage mercenaries back into children usually begins with just a few small words.
As a doctor, Wendy Sternberg helped individuals. But as the founder of Genesis at the Crossroads, she’s trying to heal a generation.
Felled by a horrific stunt before he was 20, star athlete Victor Vermeulen turned his tragedy into a meaningful life.
After David Servan-Schreiber was diagnosed with cancer nearly two decades ago, he changed his life—by changing his attitude.
Waldo Waldman on his amazing metamorphosis from angst-ridden child to combat pilot to motivational speaker.
With staff scattered everywhere from Haiti to Afghanistan, Peace Dividend Trust cofounder Scott Gilmore’s most important currency is ideas.
After 9/11, John Shuchart felt compelled to head back to the classroom for one final project.
From within his undisclosed offices in Washington D.C., Steve Emerson is reminding America that
the war is far from over.
Got some extra food? Joseph Gitler knows what to do with it.
Health care executive Gila Lapidot wants to help children—wherever they are.
A year that brings in $16.8 billion in gifts and pledges isn’t just good—it’s unheard of. Over the past year, a few key areas have benefited from the largesse of these philanthropists, with education coming out as the clear winner.