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Issue #250
Pre-Spring 2014


Cover Profile

Jackie Chan

Cover Q&A

Philanthropist. Activist. Leader. Visionary. This is a side Jackie Chan doesn’t often show the Western press. But it’s clearly his best side.


Steve Cannon: The Sporting Life

By Kimberly Greene

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon on how sport can change the world.

Stuart Buck: Being Stuart Buck

By Nancy A. Ruhling

The next major U.S. family foundation is riding on the back of a Harvard Law graduating,
classical guitar playing, book-writing, statistician.

Steven M. Hilton: Hilton’s Reward

By Menachem Kaiser

Responsible for the billions passed down to the foundation that bears his family name, former surfer Steven M. Hilton is riding the wave of his life.

Noosheen Hashemi: A Helping Hand

By Kim Banks

Noosheen Hashemi and the will to change everything.

Jonathan Reckford: Home Sweet Homes

By Kimberly Greene

Habitat for Humanity’s Jonathan Reckford clears up some myths and starts a legend.


  • Zuckerberg gives nearly $1 billion worth of stock
  • Beckhams sell clothes for charity
  • Bill Gates plays Secret Santa on Reddit
  • 1D fans raffle for charity
  • Swift donates $100,000 to symphony
  • Anonymous donor gives $20 million for USC scholarships
  • Yale receives record $250 million gift
  • Perelman pledges $50 million
  • Annenberg returns sacred artifacts
  • $67 million to build business school
  • Michigan receives $7.5 million
  • $125 million for Sanford Health
  • Royal gala raises funds for homeless
  • Pitt repairs NOLA homes
  • Ludwig estate gives $540 million for cancer research
  • $40 million lottery win donated to charity
  • Mount Sinai welcomes two new gifts
  • Banksy’s profits donated to homeless
  • Seattle man leaves unexpected millions
  • Meyers give $75 million to Weill Cornell


  • Art Basel Miami Beach
  • Ripple of Hope Awards
  • Wounded Warrior
  • EGPAF Global Impact Awards Gala
  • AFTAU Honors Harvey Krueger
  • Theodor Herzl Award Dinner
  • Conference of Presidents 50th Anniversary Tribute Gala
  • ATP World Tour Finals Gala
  • World of Children Award

The Index

The Foundation 40

Foundations are the bedrock of philanthropic giving

Big Gift: Cindy Simon Skjodt

$40 million from the IU alumna.

Five Questions: Robert Filler

Surgeon-in-chief gives back.

First Person: Katherine Snider

Giving strollers a second life.