Issue 257: Spring 2015

In This Issue


Big Gift: Jay Shidler

Giving a gift that will keep on giving for years to come.

First Person: Bradley Broder

On how to start an african charity.

Five Questions: Gabe Blanchet and Jamie Byron

Grove Labs want you to stop storing food in your kitchen and start growing it there.


Philanthropy Next

Where Are They Now?


Cover Profile

Adam Braun

By Kimberly Greene

Pencils of Promise founder Adam Braun talks education, travel, and living a life of purpose.

Perry Chen

By Darren Gluckman

The Kickstarter co-founder has a new site to promote—and an old one to get nostalgic about.

Erica Mackey

By Julie Jacobs

Off.Grid:Electric’s Erica Mackey is bringing energy to Africa at a fraction of the cost.

Robbie and Kate Murray

By Kimberly Greene

Robbie’s Rainbow brightens the day for many families of children living with a chronic illness.

Neha Gupta

By Sarah Manning

Neha Gupta started by hosting a garage sale and ended up with an International Children’s Peace Prize.


  • amfAR Gala Presented by Harry Winston
  • K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Gala
  • Chain of Hope Gala Ball
  • FIDF Miami Gala
  • Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer
  • Elton John Foundation Hosts Oscars Viewing Party
  • SeriousFun New York Gala

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