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Issue #269
Spring 2017






Todd Wagner: Click, Tap, Swipe, Give

By Kim Greene

How Entrepreneur Todd Wagner is bringing charity into the digital age.

Kate Mitchell: Positive Feedback

By Mariah Pardy

Kate Mitchell continues to push the barriers and follow her passion as a CEO in the world of technology.

Majora Carter: Community Startup

By N.C. Maisak

CEO Majora Carter is making sure residents of her community have the tech skills to succeed.

Hanan Lipskin: Keeping Watch

By Holly Banting

Hanan Lipskin left a prestigious job to invest everything into eradicating cyberbullying.

Leerom Segal: Klicked Into Place

By Sam Robinson

Leerom Segal isn’t only changing the way companies run, he’s changing how they give back.

Amanda Moskowitz: Startups and Stacklists

By Sarah Manning

How Amanda Moskowitz is getting the right tools into the hands of startups.

Yoshua Bengio: Intelligent by Design

By Vanessa Warner

Montreal computer scientist Yoshua Bengio pushes the boundaries of science to discover the principles behind intelligence.

Richard and Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux: The Adventure of Techies

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Husband-and-wife team Richard and Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux know when to work hard and when to have fun.


  • Chan Zuckerberg Biohub awards $50 million in grants
  • Actor raises $813,000 for refugees
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame given $9 million
  • Coca-Cola gives $106 million in grants in 2016
  • Kresge Foundation donates $90 million for cities
  • Allen gifts University of Washington $40 million
  • Northwestern receives $20 million
  • Jack Ma donates $20 million to honor friendship
  • Cornell University gifted with $150 million
  • IBM invests $70 million in African digital program
  • Museum receives $100 million
  • $10 million for West Virginia University’s business school
  • The Morgan Foundation given £200 million
  • UT Health San Antonio given $25 million
  • New nonprofit created with $25 million to promote better public health
  • Steven Tyler and Dale Earnhardt Jr. help raise $2.2 million
  • Cancer teams awarded $87 million
  • $493,000 to nonprofit GiveDirectly
  • Wellcome Trust invests $627 million for innovation
  • MIT gifted with $20 million
  • Gates gives $279 million


  • Film Independent Spirit Awards
  • Wall Street Dinner
  • Winter Lunch
  • Tropical Safari Gala
  • Plates for Pediatrics
  • The Creative Coalition Inaugural Gala
  • International Prime Minister’s Club Dinner

The Index

The Tech List

Big Gift: John A. and Susan Sobrato

Gift to Santa Clara University.