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Issue #279
New Year 2019



Masayoshi Son

The impossible, insane, totally believable journey of Masayoshi Son.



Masayoshi Son: Dream a Little (Ridiculously Gigantic) Dream

The impossible, insane, totally believable journey of Masayoshi Son.

In Tribute to Paul Allen

The philanthropic community suffered an immense loss with the passing of Paul Allen on October 15.

Andrew Tisch and Mary Skafidas: Journey Through the Past

By Nancy A. Ruhling

In their new book, Andrew Tisch and Mary Skafidas explore the stories of U.S. immigrants.

S.A. Ibrahim: Please Stand Up if You’re Living The American Dream

By Kimberly Greene

The heart and soul of S.A. Ibrahim.

Lela Goren: Born With It

By Rena Godfrey

Lela Goren is paving the way for the empowerment of women.

Sir James D. Wolfensohn: Medal of Honor

By N.C. Maisak

Sir James D. Wolfensohn on a life well lived.

William McNulty: Disaster Relief

By Meagan Gillmore

With his years as a U.S. Marine behind him, William McNulty has continued to help others affected by disasters.

Avi Shoshani: Take a Bow

By Liliane-Carol Benoit

Avi Shoshani wants to use classical music to heal.

Mía Maestro: The Right Balance

By Sheryl Weisbrot

Actress Mía Maestro knows how to find inner peace between her work and conservation efforts.


  • Nike founder gives almost $1 billion to charity
  • Yuri Milner donates $7 million
  • $19 million investment for new vaccine
  • Foundation launches $25 million initiative
  • Starbucks gives $20 million for coffee farmers
  • Peggy and David Rockefeller auction sales total $832.6 million
  • Mega-philanthropist Bloomberg gives $1.8 billion
  • IKEA Foundation commits €300 million for climate change
  • $50 million donated to children’s hospital
  • Healthcare system receives $66 million
  • Emory University gifted with $29.2 million
  • Carnegie Corporation gives $35.7 million in grants
  • SpaceX moon mission funded
  • MIT receives $350 million
  • $26.5 million to University of Alabama law school
  • Imperial College London gifted with £25 million
  • Chan Zuckerberg Biohub donates $13.7 million for medical research
  • $10.5 million for ocean conservation
  • Moore Foundation gives $95 million
  • The College of the Liberal Arts gifted with $20 million
  • Astrophysicist donating prize money


  • Appeal of Conscience Foundation Gala
  • Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Awards
  • United Hospital Fund Gala
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
  • Gift of Life Gala
  • Dreamfest
  • Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean

The Index

Lifestyles 360

What a year it has been for giving.

Pop-up Museums

Pop-up museums that are turning heads.