Issue 222: Summer 2009

In This Issue


The Big Gift: The Knight Cancer Institute

By Kimberly Greene

Since the early 1990s, the Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) has worked toward translating basic science into clinical research and better therapies for cancer patients.


Global Philanthropy Register

Lifestyles Magazine’s 2009 Global Philanthropy Register reflects the continued passion, support and perseverance of over 500 of the world’s wealthiest individuals dedicated to fighting poverty, eradicating disease, combating climate change, improving access and quality of education, health care, art and culture, both locally and around the glbe. The surprising reality of the global financial crisis is that the world’s wealthiest individuals are quietly still giving.

The Philanthropy Questionnaire

With Lisa Philp

Lisa Philp is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Philanthropic Services at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where she oversees philanthropic giving by clients in excess of $100 million annually.


Cover Profile

Isadore Sharp

By Matthew Simmons

At first it was just another real estate deal, but Four Seasons soon evolved out of Sharp’s passion for construction and attention to detail.

In his new book Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy, the hotel’s founder, chairman, and CEO Isadore Sharp details how he turned instinct and perseverance into an all-world luxury brand.

Prof. Hagit Messer-Yaron

By Nancy A. Ruhling

The Open University of Israel’s new president, Professor Hagit Messer-Yaron, is ignoring geography and backgrounds to offer her school’s virtual classroom to the world.

Kevin Youkilis

By Robert K. Epstein

The consummate overachiever, Boston Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis is also winning off the field in his bid to help kids succeed.

Michael Kaiser

By Wendy Helfenbaum

Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser isn’t just a turnaround specialist—he’s almost singlehandedly saving the arts.

Alan Casden

By David Blumenfeld

For Los Angeles real estate magnate Alan Casden, his life changed the moment he met Simon Wiesenthal 30 years ago.

Dr. Mitch Rosenthal

By Jenny Hazan

After 40 years, Phoenix House founder Dr. Mitch Rosenthal is still helping addicts turn their lives around.

Sam Watson

By Wendy Helfenbaum

When Sam Watson was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer as a senior in college, she could have given up. Instead, she fought for her life and emerged as a source of hope for survivors.

Arthur Levine

By Robert K. Epstein

When publisher Arthur Levine bid on the first Harry Potter book from little-known author J. K. Rowling, he never could have imagined he’d stumbled upon the literary coup of the century.


  • Rolls-Royce Unveils the 200EX
  • Costume Institute Gala
  • AFIPO Hosts Private Recital
  • A Night in Persia
  • Cartier Celebrates 100 Years in America
  • Rising Leaders Celebrated
  • FFEU Spring Benefit
  • Will Smith Honored by SWC
  • Children at Heart

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