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Issue #246
Summer 2013


Cover Q&A

Prince Albert II of Monaco

By Alanna Mager

Protecting the oceans, while placing the onus on humankind to spur meaningful change.


Wendy Schmidt: What Wendy Wants

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Wendy Schmidt is here to save the world—and she’s giving away prizes to make sure it happens.

André Borschberg: Up, Up, and Away

By Nancy A. Ruhling

With the sun as his guide, André Borschberg is blazing a trail through the clouds.

Summer Rayne Oakes: Endless Summer

By Julie Jacobs

The beauty, brains, and idealism of Summer Rayne Oakes.

Graham Hill: Tree of Life

By Scaachi Koul

Graham Hill may sell million-dollar businesses, but his passion is priceless.

Josh Dorfman: Lazy Boy

By Darren Gluckman

Everyman environmentalist Josh Dorfman and the dream to be different.

Taylor Wilson: Taylor Wilson and the Holy Grail

By Kimberly Greene

The young nuclear physicist is on a quest to deliver green energy—before he runs out of time.

Will Byrne: Young American

By Darren Gluckman

When the Obama campaign ended, life got interesting for Will Byrne.


  • Schwarzman leads $300 million gift to Chinese education
  • Jolie opens school for girls
  • Lauder gives Met over $1 billion in art
  • Berkshire’s Munger pledges $110 million to Michigan
  • Perelman promises $100 million to Columbia
  • Fight…for your right…to serve food
  • Monkey business
  • Obamas take…and give
  • Einstein receives $160 million
  • Geffen gives $25 million to museum
  • Perry visit draws much-needed attention
  • Prince Harry visits vets
  • End it like Beckham
  • Mayer plays on
  • $40 million gift in the Stampede City
  • Leno opens vault for water
  • NY couple give Columbia $20 million
  • “Groundbreaking” partnership fights disease
  • World Bank fights for poor


  • Oceana Ball
  • Galaxy Gala
  • Superstar Summer Night
  • Edible Schoolyard NYC Benefit
  • Louis XIII Legacy
  • Aspire Gala
  • A Night at Sardi’s
  • Costume Institute Benefit at the Met

The Index

Giving Green & Green Places

This year’s “green” givers turn the idea of being environmentally conscious on its head.

Big Gift: Frederick Pardee

Supporting his alma mater with a $7 million gift.

Five Questions: Jane Chen

Trying to win the race against infant mortality.

First Person: Yael Lehmann

The Food Trust gives people healthy options.