Issue 265: Fall 2016

In This Issue


Women in Philanthropy: Big Gifts

First Person: Tulane University

Two different donors, two separate donations, all for one purpose—success.

Five Questions: Felena Hanson

How a company owner learned to navigate the business world and provide female entrepreneurs with Zen-like work environments.


Women in Philanthropy


Q&A with Jennifer Buffett

As told to Leah Morrison

Amy Danforth

By Stevie Zvereva

Amy Danforth runs the nation’s largest donor-advised fund program by taking the long view.

Trista Harris

By Sarah Manning

The “philanthropy priest,” Trista Harris, is helping foundations give away more than $1 billion a year after growing up behind the scenes of a community theater.

Deb Elam

By Nancy A. Rhuling

Deb Elam has the billion-dollar answer.

Zita Cobb

By Valerie Howes

How Zita Cobb created an inn that embodies the warmth of her childhood home.

Dale Nirvani Pfeifer

By Dara Pettinelli

Dale Nirvani Pfeifer turned her love of social media into a platform for philanthropy.


  • MOCA LA Gala
  • The Power of Love Gala
  • The JCRC 40th Anniversary Gala
  • Midsummer Ball
  • Geffen Playhouse Gala
  • MoMA’s Party in the Garden
  • Music Visionary of the Year Award Luncheon

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