By David Callahan and Kiersten Marek (Inside Philanthropy) – Two years ago, we published a list of the 15 most powerful women in U.S. philanthropy. The idea for that article emerged because we were struck by how many women are involved in philanthropy at a high level
By Paula Goldman (Harvard Business Review) – Andrew Carnegie’s advice in the 1889 essay “Wealth” was to spend the first part of your life getting as much education as possible, to spend the second part making all the money you could, and to spend the last part giving it all away for worthwhile causes.
By Eric S. Lander (Cell) – Three years ago, scientists reported that CRISPR technology can enable precise and efficient genome editing in living eukaryotic cells. Since then, the method has taken the scientific community by storm, with thousands of labs using it for applications from biomedicine to agriculture.
What happens when you put 150 altruistic billionaires, legendary entertainers and Noble Prize-worthy gamechangers in one room for a day to talk about ways to give smart and better? Some disruptive ideas regarding philanthropy.
By Paul Karon (Inside Philanthropy) – Philanthropists (and the foundations they establish) have an understandable bias toward results-oriented giving: people who achieve great success because they’re great at making things happen in the real world often want their philanthropy to be similarly productive.
By Amanda Gordon (Bloomberg Business) – Bill Ackman didn’t let an investor’s call he had to prepare for get in the way of a family celebration.
Over the last five years, the Pershing Square Foundation has benefited greatly by having a strong team of professionals led by Paul Bernstein, our CEO, who have been key partners with us as the Foundation’s programs and impact have grown. Paul will moving on to new initiatives outside the Foundation at year end.