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Issue #258
Summer 2015


Cover Profile

Robert Kennedy Jr.

By Darren Gluckman

Robert Kennedy Jr.’s red, white, and green existence.


Dale Vince: Electric Avenue

By Kimberly Greene

Dale Vince’s enigmatic turn from nomad to mogul.

Trip Van Noppen: Tripping the Scales

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Donnell “Trip” Van Noppen is part Appalachian, part Yalie, and all defense.

Carter Roberts: Soul Man

By Kimberly Greene

WWF’s Carter Roberts wants to conserve some of the most pristine places left on earth—but he can’t do it alone.

Daniel Katz: Let It Rain

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Inspiration came on fierce and unexpected for environment pioneer Daniel Katz.

Amos Winter: Winter’s Wonderland

By Marc Weisblott

Amos Winter takes ideas from lab to life.


  • Historic $400 million Chicago art donation
  • Lauder honors late wife
  • X-Man McAvoy pledges to alma mater
  • Cornell gets $18.5 million for food
  • Bloomberg donates $100 million for public health
  • Charities accepting Bitcoin
  • Museum nets $11.7 million renovation
  • $75 million to renovate John Sealy Hospital
  • Mystery gift to Princeton
  • $10 million for personalized medicine
  • Boston University gets $50 million
  • Bon Jovi feeds New Jersey
  • $18 million for Design Engineering
  • Earth Day rally in Washington
  • The shoe that grows
  • $10 million to Caltech
  • Douglases go robotic
  • Charter Schools raise $9 million
  • Tisch gives TAU $10 million
  • City makeover


  • Costume Institute Benefit at The Met
  • Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund Houston Gala
  • L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards
  • City Harvest
  • Good Shepherd’s Spring Party
  • Piaget USPA Gold Cup
  • A Night at Sardi’s
  • Hot Pink Party

The Index

Giving Green

Blue is the New Green

Big Gift: Barbara Walters

Giving a gift that will keep on giving for years to come.

Five Questions: Ken Yeang

Designing buildings with a minimal ecological footprint.