Issue 243: New Year 2013

In This Issue


First Person: Nicholas Vilelle

Philanthropub is changing the world, one beer at a time.

The Big Gift: From Sam & Helen Zell

$10 million gift to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.


The Lifestyles 360°

A comprehensive look at the most impactful donations of the year.

The Global Philanthropy Register

Focusing on gifts from those with the world’s highest giving power.


Cover Profile

Klaus Schwab

By Liliane-Carol Benoit

Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum in Davos continues to be the hottest ticket in Europe.

James Higa

By Darren Gluckman

If you expect to sit across from James Higa and extract memories about his long relationship with Steve Jobs, you’ll leave with an empty notebook. But if you ask him to write a poem on the subject, you’ll get every answer you were hoping for.

Jennifer Staple-Clark

By Kimberly Greene

Jennifer Staple-Clark started Unite for Sight near her alma mater, Yale. Now the organization is helping millions of people around the world, one eye at a time.

Bill Drayton

By Scaachi Koul

How Bill Drayton became one of Harvard University’s 100 most influential alumni.

Chuck Slaughter

By Romy Oltuski

Chuck Slaughter’s plan to change Africa begins at your front door.

Matthew Teitelbaum

By Rena Godfrey

The late billionaire Ken Thomson gave it funding.Starchitect Frank Gehry gave it a new face. But the AGO’s director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum gave it heart.

Amir Dossal

By N.C. Maisek

Amir Dossal is at the UN and living the dream.

Dominique Hériard Dubreuil

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Dominique Hériard Dubreuil may have a packed schedule, but she still manages to savor every sip.

Hal Jackman

By Kimberly Greene

the been-there-done-that life of philanthropist hal jackman..

Alan Patricof

By Nancy A. Ruhling

What Alan Patricof, founding father of venture capital, is doing with his free time. (Not that he actually has any)


  • Appeal of Conscience
  • Art for Humanity Award
  • Angel Ball
  • ATP World Tour Finals Gala
  • Carnegie Hall Gala Benefit Concert
  • AMNH Gala
  • Beauty and Mathematics
  • Natan Fund 10th Anniversary
  • The Louis XIII Experience
  • World of Children 15th Annual Awards Ceremony
  • Pencils of Promise
  • UJA Campaign Kickoff Lands $45 Million
  • The Place for Peace Dinner
  • First Annual Baby2Baby Gala
  • Carousel of Hope

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