Issue 231: New Year 2011

In This Issue


The Lifestyles 360°

A year that brings in $16.8 billion in gifts and pledges isn’t just good—it’s unheard of. Over the past year, a few key areas have benefited from the largesse of these philanthropists, with education coming out as the clear winner.


Cover Story

The Lifestyles 360°

The reasons for giving among the world’s leading philanthropists remain universal: the betterment of humanity.

Philippe Houdard

By David Blumenfeld

Philippe Houdard’s challenge of turning teenage mercenaries back into children usually begins with just a few small words.

Wendy Sternberg

By Pauline Dubkin Yearwood

As a doctor, Wendy Sternberg helped individuals. But as the founder of Genesis at the Crossroads, she’s trying to heal a generation.

Victor Vermeulen

By Deena Sherman

Felled by a horrific stunt before he was 20, star athlete Victor Vermeulen turned his tragedy into a meaningful life.

David Servan-Schreiber

By Sheila Dropkin

After David Servan-Schreiber was diagnosed with cancer nearly two decades ago, he changed his life—by changing his attitude.

Waldo Waldman

By Carla Lucchett

Waldo Waldman on his amazing metamorphosis from angst-ridden child to combat pilot to motivational speaker.

Scott Gilmore

By Janis Raisen

With staff scattered everywhere from Haiti to Afghanistan, Peace Dividend Trust cofounder Scott Gilmore’s most important currency is ideas.

John Shuchart

By Nancy A. Ruhling

After 9/11, John Shuchart felt compelled to head back to the classroom for one final project.

Steve Emerson

By Robert K. Epstein

From within his undisclosed offices in Washington D.C., Steve Emerson is reminding America that
the war is far from over.

Joseph Gitler

By Jenny Hazan

Got some extra food? Joseph Gitler knows what to do with it.

Gila Lapidot

By Nancy Kleinbaum

Health care executive Gila Lapidot wants to help children—wherever they are.


  • Expedition Blue Planet
  • Elton John’s Enduring Vision raises over $2 million
  • NYU Langone Cancer Institute Gala
  • Louis Vuitton and Edun Raise Africa
  • Hermitage Dinner
  • Plumes de CHANEL
  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Gala
  • Greenberg raises $43.5 million in NYC
  • Save the Children Rome Gala
  • VH1 Save the Music Foundation 2010 Gala
  • New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala
  • New York City Opera Fall Gala
  • Partners of Democracy Awards Dinner
  • Library Lions Gala
  • Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala raises $1.5 milion
  • Avon 10th Annual Gala
  • Benefit for Hospital
  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic Celebración
  • Scopus Award Dinner
  • The Hope Diamond Donated to the Smithsonian Institution
  • Carousel of Hope Gala

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