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In his manifesto “The Gospel of Wealth,” published at the peak of the Gilded Age, Andrew Carnegie outlined what he saw as the responsibilities of people who had made great fortunes. They should live modestly, he declared, and they should recycle wealth back into their communities—and do so during their lifetimes. It’s a message that has never worn out from overuse.
It was a day to honor those who use their success and stature to take on some of the world’s biggest problems. More than 300 guests came to The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Tuesday, October 3. The reason?
Long before Jeffrey Skoll helped Pierre Omidyar build eBay into a company that made them both billionaires, he wanted to tell stories.
Resting on the small kitchen table where Feeney, 86, sat was a lucite plaque. It read something like this: Congratulations to Chuck Feeney for $8 billion of philanthropic giving. That’s right $8 – billion
As patrons and major supporters of the arts in Philadelphia, Marguerite and H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest are used to giving ovations. Tuesday afternoon they received one at a tony luncheon at the New York Public Library as they and seven other recipients accepted the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
Mei Hing Chak – also known as Zhai Meiqing – was feted with a Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in New York this week for exceptional giving and creating a world of positive change.
When Jeff was just beginning his journey as philanthropist, he sought the advice of John Gardner, the visionary who served as adviser to five American Presidents and was one of the architects of Lyndon B. Johson’s “Great Society” programs.
Shelby White’s extraordinary philanthropic accomplishments extend across as wide a range as Andrew Carnegie’s own philanthropy.
China is home to the second largest percentage of the world’s billionaires, but philanthropy there remains a relatively new, emerging trend.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to fundraising, according to 19 of the wealthiest donors who were interviewed about how their giving has evolved over time.
Premji, 70, who founded the Azim Premji Foundation, is among the nine philanthropists named recipients of the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in “recognition of their outstanding and innovative leadership in philanthropy”
After starting work in a hotel kitchen, Zhai Meiqin began selling furniture and built a billion-dollar conglomerate but she took great pride on Thursday for being recognized for driving a new phenomenon in China—philanthropy.
Competing views on the role of philanthropy in today’s political landscape took center stage at Carnegie Corporation of New York on Thursday as a panel of leading experts discussed the most pressing issues facing the sector and its role in society.