New Year 2009
Comic legend Ivan Reitman and his sisters give $22 million to build a home for the Toronto International Film Festival.
His first film may have landed him with an indecency lawsuit, but comic legend Ivan Reitman’s résumé remains immaculate.
His lineage almost washed away, businessman, philanthropist, and art collector David Azrieli has fought to sustain his family’s memory by making a name for himself.
No longer her father's "tiny shadow," Victoria Christain—daughter of famed British designer Clive Christian—is building on her family's history of impeccable taste to create a venue for the next generation of music prodigies.
Media mogul Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl, can’t stop giving their fortune away—and they want you to have the same problem.
A lifelong activist, Tzeporah Berman found a calling saving the environment and inspiring others—including Leonardo DiCaprio—to join her.
Inspired to change the fate of millions of children in developing countries, former Microsoft executive John Wood traded in his suit and tie for a chance to pay it forward.
Brother-sister team Ken and JJ Ramberg hope their cause-driven Internet search engines GoodSearch and Goodshop take a bite out of Google - one penny at a time.
For Montreal-area power couple Heleena and Eddie Wiltzer, the question was never “Can we help?”—it was “How much can we help?”
No longer afraid to be heard, TELUS’s Janet Yale is making a statement for women with power.
Software billionaire Tom Siebel isn't afraid to use shock and awe to scare kids away from hard drugs and toward a more meaningful life.
Left to pick up the pieces after her husband’s shocking murder, Sheila “Twinkle” Rudberg made a life-altering decision—to reach out to the murderer.
In the wake of the formidable challenges posed by the global economic upheaval, the philanthropic world is undergoing a fundamental paradigm shift. It is nevertheless encouraging to see that while the financial markets may go through cycles - even in the face of great challenges - philanthropic giving never goes out of style. The hundreds of dedicated givers who are featured on the following pages are a testament to that.