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Issue #263
Spring 2016


Cover Profile

Georgina Bloomberg

By Kimberly Greene

Georgina Bloomberg on forging her own path,
with a little help from some four-legged friends.


Ari Ackerman: Endless Summer

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Camp days were the inspiration for Ari Ackerman’s life’s work.

Kimbal Musk: Food for Thought

By Kimberly Greene

The other Musk brother believes that food—not space—is the next frontier.

Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta: Into the Night

By Sarah Manning

Founded as a class project, Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta’s LuminAID is providing light to people around the world.

Marin Schultz: Bionic Boy

By Leah Morrison

How 15-year-old Marin Schultz is changing the world of prosthetics through 3D printing.

Aria Finger: User Friendly

By Kim Banks

No money, no cars, no adults: Aria Finger supports these three rules for activating the post-millennial generation.

Neil Pasricha: The Man of Awesome

By Leah Morrison

Neil Pasricha turned his blog into a movement.


  • Stanford gets $400 million from Nike co-founder
  • Barnard College receives $70 million for library building
  • $100 million to the University of Miami
  • Gates and partner offer $100 million to fight malnutrition
  • Anonymous donors give Yale $50 million
  • Alumnus gives $50 million to Cornell University
  • Google gives $5.3 million for refugees
  • Duke University receives $23 million
  • FedEx launches $200 million giving initiative
  • Actress donates $2 million to children’s hospital
  • Silicon Valley Foundation makes $50 million in matching grants
  • DiCaprio’s Oscar speech promotes environmental support
  • $500,000 to Detroit school from Ellen and the Biebs
  • $35 million bequest for the Art Institute of Chicago
  • $40 million for quality healthcare in Asia


  • Spirit Awards and Oscar Party
  • New York’s Annual Beat the Odds® Gala
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Celebration
  • AFMDA New York Red Star Gala
  • NET-A-PORTER and Memorial Sloan Kettering Winter Lunch
  • FIDF Gala Raises $33.1 Million
  • Generosity Signature
  • amfAR New York Gala

The Index

Philanthropy Next

The Young People

Big Gift: David Rubenstein

Great Gift for The Great Emancipator

Five Questions: Alex Torrey

Fusing fashion and art with philanthropy