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Issue #267
New Year 2017



Nicolas Berggruen

By Nancy A. Ruhling



Nicolas Berggruen: The Ultimate Think Tank

By Nancy A. Ruhling

With his institute making global strides, Nicolas Berggruen has left his jet-setting ways for sunny Los Angeles.

Sandy Climan: Lights, Camera, Sandy!

By Leah Morrison

Modest beginnings didn’t stop Sandy Climan from dreaming big and chasing his passion all the way to Tinseltown.

Bita Daryabari: The Work in Her Heart

By Kim Greene

By providing a haven for new immigrants, Bita Daryabari ensures a better future for us all.

Woody and Gayle Hunt: Southern Giving

By Leah Morrison

Simply wanting to make their community better, Woody and Gayle Hunt have become top names in the Southern states.

Sandy and Joan Weill: Where There’s A Weill

By Philip Levinson

Sandy and Joan Weill have always given back, and they are now considered one of the most philanthropic couples in the United States.

Teresa C. Younger: The Dream Collector

By Rena Godfrey

Teresa C. Younger is officially Ms. Right.


  • Zuckerbergs to invest $3 billion to cure diseases
  • DiCaprio produces environmental doc
  • $27 million to Susan G. Komen
  • Rockefeller Foundation launches global impact coalition
  • NGOs award $1.2 billion in humanitarian support
  • Bloomberg gives $50 million to Museum of Science, Boston
  • USC receives $60 million for school of social work
  • Nike’s Knight gifts $500 million
  • Warren Buffett says Giving Pledge letters are more valuable than money
  • $80 million to Dartmouth
  • Nearly $13 billion in pledges to global fund
  • $15 million to new math and science center
  • $3 billion impact on Michigan economy
  • $26 million to expand health programs
  • Stand Up To Cancer pledges exceed $100 million
  • $40 million to EARTH University
  • €350 million in art to Musée d’Orsay


  • Appeal of Conscience Foundation Gala
  • Simply Shakespeare Benefit
  • Beit Hatfutsot Anniversary
  • 50th Anniversary Gala
  • FIDF Western Region Gala
  • AFHU Scopus Award Gala
  • Trophée des Arts Gala
  • Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

The Index

The Lifestyles 360°

Biggest Gifts

First Person: Brooke Goldstein

Brooke Goldstein practices self-defense—in the courts.