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Issue #234
Summer 2011


Cover Story

Steve Nash

By Steven Woodhead

One of basketball’s best all-time players, Steve Nash is handing out even more assists off the court.


Paul Haggis: Peace Sign

By Julie Jacobs

What do actors Gerard Butler, Nicole Kidman, Diane Lane, Demi Moore, Susan Sarandon, Ben Stiller, and Charlize Theron all have in common? They’ve joined Academy Award winner Paul Haggis in the pursuit of peace and justice.

Ernie Els: Swing Shift

By Matthew Kim

When his son was diagnosed with autism, perennial nice guy Ernie Els changed his focus from caddies to kids. Now his family is ready to alter the landscape for all those living with the enigmatic condition.

Ian Somerhalder: The Somerhalder Diaries

By Marc Weisblott

Sharing his life via Twitter and Facebook has allowed TV bloodsucker Ian Somerhalder to expose the younger generation to the plight of the Gulf Coast.

Ty Burrell: Modern Man

By Alexandra Lucchesi

When Ty Burrell isn’t on the set of his hit ABC sitcom, he’s probably deep in the American West fighting to preserve its beauty.

Michael Eisner: California Dreamin'

By Nancy A. Ruhling

He helped give us the Fonz, almost single-handedly invented the movie blockbuster, and turned the mouse into a giant, but the newly minted Eisner Prize is media legend Michael Eisner’s chance to quietly change the world.

William Shatner: $#*! Shatner says

By Marc Weisblott

He’s been a sex symbol, pop culture icon, Hollywood castoff, and cheesy pitchman. But as he turns 80,
William Shatner is one thing above all else: A survivor.

Alina Cho: Cho Business

By Julie Jacobs

Alina Cho’s Big Stars, Big Giving on CNN shows a side of celebrities that sometimes gets lost in the spotlight.

Jeffrey Wright: Wright at Home

By David Blumenfeld

Jeffrey Wright’s won awards for his work on stage and screen, but his most important role is the one he’s playing for lasting peace in Sierra Leone.

Josh Bycel: Freshly Scrubbed

By Jay Andrews

Handpicked to lead a hit sitcom through its final season, Josh Bycel is trying to write a happy ending for some kids in the Third World.


  • Robin Hood and its merry guests raise nearly $50 million for NYC
  • Huntsman continues fight against cancer
  • Kunis cares
  • ENOUGH in Congo
  • Automotive museum rolls in enormous gift
  • Couple donates $200 million to USC
  • Taubman biggest giver in Michigan history
  • Bose goes to MIT
  • Home run for Habitat
  • A benevolent enterprise
  • Stars, students, help tornado victims
  • Having their cake...and eating it, too
  • Celebrity “experiences” help Kennedy


  • Woodrow Wilson Awards
  • Global Green Celebrity
  • Charity Party
  • Outstanding Mother Awards
  • Celebrating 120 Years of Carnegie Hall
  • Women in Film
  • FIDF National NY Gala
  • FIDF Western Region Gala
  • Natan Fund Inaugural Gala
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center National Tribute Dinner
  • The Children’s Hearing Institute
  • Soutine/Bacon Exhibition Launch Party
  • Hot Pink Party
  • Kohl Children’s Museum Gala
  • Women Who Care Luncheon
  • Through the Kitchen
  • MET Costume Institute Benefit Gala

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