By Steven Bulter (OZY) – Last year when Brenden Millstein was looking to expand his business, Carbon Lighthouse, he knew the project, which fights climate change, needed someone special — someone who didn’t care too much about earning a profit.
By David Callahan (Inside Philanthropy) – Over the past decade, over 15,000 new foundations have been established in the United States. Most exist only on paper, without staff or websites.
By David Bornstein (The New York Times) – In the summer of 2005, Andrew Youn, an M.B.A. student at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, was traveling in western Kenya when he met two women, farmers who were living profoundly different lives.
PRESS RELEASE: Philanthropists unite to accelerate global fight against tuberculosis with combined $20 million gift to Broad Institute
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — With deadly drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis on the rise, more than 20 philanthropists from New York and Boston have come together to fund a $20 million project at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to help combat the global epidemic.
2015 Forbes Philanthropy Summit Panel – Is the best, most sustainable way to give back not pure philanthropy but rather putting money in for-profit businesses with a social purpose? Or is impact investing what Marc Andreessen termed a “houseboat”
Double Duty Dollars: Behind The Crazy Idea That Investors Can Make Money And Change The World At The Same Time
By Lauren Gensler (Forbes) – In 2001, after 29 years cultivating Napa’s Silver Oak Cellars and its iconic cabernet sauvignon, Justin and Bonny Meyer sold their 50% stake to partner Ray Duncan for $110 million.
By Sue-Lynn Moses (Inside Philanthropy) – There’s a fair amount of cynicism out there about the philanthropy of America’s wealthy elites, and nowhere is that more true than when it comes to giving for education.
PRESS RELEASE: Pershing Square Foundation Establishes $10 Million Endowment to Support CSHL Life Science Research
COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announced today that The Pershing Square Foundation (PSF) has awarded the institution $10 million to support its leading biology and genetics research and education programs.
By Sue-Lynn Moses (Inside Philanthropy) – Well, here we are again. It’s late spring, and the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance recently announced the winners of the 2015 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research.
PRESS RELEASE – Robin Hood Donors Contribute More Than $101 million To Fight Poverty: Paul McCartney Rocks Sold-Out Audience
NEW YORK, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — At its annual benefit last night, over 4,000 Robin Hood supporters came together to raise more than $101 million for organizations serving New Yorkers in need. This is the largest amount ever raised by Robin Hood and is the largest single fundraiser in the country.