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Issue #261
New Year 2016

260

Cover Profile

Paul Allen

By Sarah Manning

With a Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy under his belt, the Microsoft co-founder, Super Bowl-winner, and Jimi Hendrix-fiend finds himself with nothing to do but fix the world’s problems.



Profiles

David Rubenstein: American Dreamer

By Sarah Manning

David Rubenstein has turned himself into one of the most important philanthropists in the United States.
Now he’s working on everyone else.

Charles Feeney: Doing His Duty

By Sam Robinson

Duty Free founder Charles Feeney, the inspiration for The Giving Pledge, is about to empty his accounts. The latest: $177 million to cure dementia.

Herbert Wertheim: The Man in the Red Hat

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Dr. Herbert Wertheim’s given over $100 million to Florida education. And there’s reason.

Thomas W. Lewis: Value Proposition

By Leah Morrison

Thomas Lewis knows what’s important.

UpFront

  • Singer has special call with fan
  • $100 million from Pritzkers for law school
  • $100 million donation to NYU
  • Ai Weiwei builds with Lego
  • $25 million to Philharmonic
  • Reynolds fundraises for Parkinson’s
  • $10 million from Star Wars for students
  • Stars run NYC Marathon for charity
  • NY Met inspires donations
  • $50 million to the College of William & Mary
  • $50 million gift to Queen’s
  • Fendi donates to Trevi Fountain repairs
  • Alba raises money with cupcakes
  • $50 million to the College of William & Mary
  • $50 million gift to Queen’s
  • Fendi donates to Trevi Fountain repairs
  • Alba raises money with cupcakes
  • $20 million to enhance park
  • NBA MVP helps fight malaria
  • Diamond sells for nearly $50 million
  • Anonymous donors give $50 million to Wellesley College
  • Funds raised for Steinways
  • Hirshhorn receives largest donation ever

Events

  • Appeal Dinner Honors Gorsky, Fink, and Cameron
  • Panthera Owns the Night
  • USHMM 20th Anniversary Luncheon
  • Harlem School of the Arts Gala
  • Federation Raises $50 Million at Launch
  • Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

The Index

The Lifestyles 360

Big Gifts: Leonard Lauder

Big Gifts: David Koch

Big Gifts: Eric Trump

Big Gifts: Elon Musk

First Person: Ibrahim AlHusseini

Knowing what’s important.