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Issue #233
Spring 2011


Cover Story

Holly Branson

By N.C. Maisak

Holly Branson has saved lives, risked her own, and now finds herself as Sir Richard’s successor.
(And she’s not even 30!)


Joe Green: Meet Joe Green

By Steven Woodhead

Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard roommate on creating his own online revolution.

Shari Arison: Deeds and Dreams

By Marc Weisblott

Shari Arison and a simple idea that might change the world.

Matt Flannery: Micro Manager

By Marc Weisblott

Like so many before him (hey, Google guys!) Matt Flannery took his Stanford degree and went to Silicon Valley. But that’s where the story gets interesting. Meet the man behind Kiva.

Abigail Disney: The Happiest Place on Earth

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Once shackled by her famous last name, Abigail Disney broke free by pointing the spotlight on the screen.

Rahul Singh: Medic Alert

By David Blumenfeld

Saving lives is a global business for paramedic Rahul Singh.

Charles Best: Best Buy

By Matt Kim

Former schoolteacher Charles Best knows what it’s like to teach a class without enough books, desks, and pencils. He created to make sure that no one else does.

Julie Clark: Baby Bonus

By Perlita Stroh

Starting Baby Einstein from her basement was a challenge; but battling cancer was the fight of Julie Clark’s life.

Wayne Firestone: Wayne's World

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Wayne Firestone isn’t trying to change students’ minds; he just wants to open them.

Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele: Wild Life

By Beverley Bloom

From Cannes to The Frick, Chopard’s own Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele is accessorizing the rich and famous—with jewelry inspired by the animal kingdom.

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele: Family Man

By Steven Woodhead

Chopard’s dependable co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele on long-term thinking, keeping tigers alive, and his first Porsche.


  • The (red) envelope, please
  • Costume party
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart
  • Math lesson: How to quadruple $25 million
  • Miracle on ice
  • Shall we dance?
  • And…cut!
  • DiCaprio’s green muse
  • Bloomberg artfully saves programs
  • Let's Move!: One Year Later


  • Blankfein Headlines Pacesetter
  • An Unforgettable Evening
  • My Kind of Town
  • Fire & Ice
  • Text-to-Pledge NYC
  • Adults in Toyland Casino Night
  • Children’s Institute Fundraiser
  • UNICEF Women of Compassion
  • Children at Heart Gala
  • Grand Opening Weekend
  • Cabaret for a Cure
  • UNESCO Charity Dinner
  • The Heart Truth’s Fashion Show

The Index

Philanthropy Next

From Internet moguls to microfinance mavens, these young entrepreneurs are proving that it is better to lead than to follow.