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Issue #244
Pre-Spring 2013


Cover Story

Jacqueline Novogratz

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Jacqueline Novogratz isn’t investing in the market.
She’s investing in people.


Tom Golisano: Paying It Forward

By Darren Gluckman

He created an indispensable business for your business, ran to be king of New York, and tried to buy the Dodgers. But you’ll probably remember Tom Golisano as the guy giving millions to help children.

Karen Spencer: Lady In Waiting

By Alex Derry

Countess Karen Spencer is in a fight for children she hasn’t even met.

Richard Barth: KIPP KIPP Hooray!

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Richard Barth is the friendly face behind the fiercest educational movement in America.

Terry Ludwig: Enterprising Woman

By Amanda Grant

Terri Ludwig gave it all up to get a life.

Matthew Teitelbaum: Director's Chair

By Rena Godfrey

The late billionaire Ken Thomson gave it funding.Starchitect Frank Gehry gave it a new face.
But the AGO’s director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum gave it heart.

Robert Gallucci: What About Bob?

By Darren Gluckman

What Robert Gallucci is doing with the billions at his disposal to figure out world peace.

Thomas Rollerson: Dream A Little Dream

By Scaachi Koul

Thomas Rollerson makes the impossible possible.


  • Zuckerberg makes $500 million pledge
  • Geffen endows UCLA with $100 million
  • Gates invests in game-changing research
  • DiCaprio and friends party for charity
  • Google gives $23 million for impact
  • Lululemon founder helps give $36 million for design school
  • 24-hour donation rush
  • 8-year-old helps hospital
  • Hockey stars battle off ice
  • Sheen and stunt double donate to sick girl
  • Lady helps children
  • Cop shows heart
  • Mustaches make millions
  • “Secret” Irish millionaire funds prevention program
  • Penny saved is a penny earned
  • Hair today, gone tomorrow
  • 49ers LB sacks for kids
  • Obama’s win is a gain for fight against epilepsy


  • LV Welcomes Benoit-Louis Vuitton
  • VH1 Divas
  • Food Allergy Ball
  • Young Leadership Gala
  • Tower of Hope Gala
  • Eat Drink Give
  • Children at Heart Gala Dinner
  • Champagne and Caroling
  • charity: ball
  • The Noble Gift Gala
  • Pencils of Promise
  • Black Ball REDUX
  • Celebration of Dreams

The Index

Foundation 40

A look at some of the most impactful foundations today.

The Big Gift: Eugene Lang

Eugene Lang makes big $50 million donation to tiny Pennsylvania college.

Five Questions: John Wood

Trading in a suit and tie for a chance to change the fate of millions of children.

First Person: Nick Telesca

Building a pyramid of food, then tearing it down to feed the hungry.