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Three Key Takeaways from the $52 Million Grants to U.S. Arts Groups

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Wallace Foundation says it will give $52 million to 26 nonprofit arts organizations, earmarked for initiatives aimed at attracting younger and more diverse audiences.
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WQXR Blog

Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center Gets $38 Million

Friday, December 05, 2014

Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center on Friday announced a $38 million gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.  
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WQXR Blog

Lincoln Center to Rename Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lincoln Center said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to rename Avery Fisher Hall after a large donor as it prepares for a $500 million-plus gut renovation.
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WQXR Blog

Minnesota Orchestra Announces $13.2 Million in Gifts

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Minnesota Orchestra signaled a new step in its post-lockout recovery on Wednesday when the board said it had received $13.2 million in four separate donations.
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WNYC News

When it Comes to Big Giving, New York Trails California

Monday, February 10, 2014

A new list of the country's top philanthropists highlighted 12 New York donors who gave away nearly $1.6 billion last year. That places the state second to California, where 15 philanthropists gave a combined $2.8 billion.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | February 10, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Also on Today's Show: The Chronicle of Philantrhopy released it's lost of the top 50 most generous donors. But do wealthy philanthropists truly know what's best to spur international development? ... and a new humanitarian truce is being negotiated in Syria. With 100,000 people dead and 9.5 million people displaced due to the civil war, can Syria's humanitarian crisis be solved with a political solution?

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WQXR Blog

Jazz at Lincoln Center Gets $20 Million

Monday, January 06, 2014

Jazz at Lincoln Center announced on Monday that it has received a $20 million gift to support the organization’s performance, education and broadcast events.

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WNYC News

#GivingTuesday Inspiring People to Give Money or Time

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

This is the second year of #GivingTuesday, a day to give back to your community during the holiday season.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Buffetts on Feeding the Hungry

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Howard G. Buffett, his son Howard W. Buffett, and father, the investor Warren Buffett, discuss their philanthropic work and how to bring food security to those around the world who need it. In 2006, when Warren Buffett announced that he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to charity, he posed this question to his son: If you had the resources to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? Howard G. Buffett set out to help the nearly one billion individuals who lack basic food security. His book 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World is about Howard’s journey and the lessons he’s learned in places from his own back yard to some of the most dangerous places on earth.

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Conducting Business

In Philanthropy, Why Naming Rights are the Name of the Game

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Some believe naming rights are a necessary part of philanthropy. Others argue that giving should be a selfless, anonymous act. In this podcast, a look at what's driving the trend.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

If Mayors Ruled The World

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Benjamin Barber, CUNY senior research scholar at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, talks with Brian Lehrer about how cities are responding to global issues.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Trends in Philanthropic Giving

Friday, December 28, 2012

Philanthropic giving tends to peak in December as big and small donors alike squeeze their donations in before the end-of-year tax deadline. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Carol and Joe Reich on Education Reform

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Carol Reich and Joe Reich talk about their role in the education reform movement. Getting to Bartlett Street: Our 25-Year Quest to Level the Playing Field in Education is the story of how they started one of the first charter schools in the country in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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The Takeaway

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Takeaway speaks with the former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, at the eighth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Eli Broad: Being Unreasonable

Friday, May 04, 2012

Philanthropist Eli Broad discusses his new book, The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking, and what he’s learned starting businesses and cultural institutions.

EVENT: Eli Broad will be speaking at the 92nd Street Y May 6 at 8PM. Ticket information is available here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Marketing with Compassion

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mara Einstein, associate professor of media studies at Queens College - CUNY and author of Compassion, Inc.: How Corporate America Blurs the Line between What We Buy, Who We Are, and Those We Help,examines how corporate America teams up with major brands to turn charities into commodities.

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Conducting Business

Occupy the Concert Hall? How Arts Donations Ignore Poor, Ethnically Diverse

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Billions of dollars in arts funding serves a mostly wealthy, white and shrinking audience, says a new study.

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WNYC News

Experts Say Bloomberg's Investment in City's Black and Latino Men Overdue

Friday, August 05, 2011

Policy experts, social service providers and others say the Mayor's efforts to improve the lives of black and Latino young men have been badly needed in low-income communities for a long time. High unemployment rates, low educational levels and the revolving door of the prison system are among the problems the Bloomberg Administration plans to tackle.

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Features

Atlantic Philanthropies Gives $627,000 to Columbia Center for Oral History

Monday, July 25, 2011

The two-year, $627,000 grant will be used to expand the center's staff and to undertake new projects in public health, philanthropies and the arts.

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It's A Free Country ®

Why did Bloomberg Tap the Sierra Club for his $50 Million Donation?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Why the Sierra Club?

They were the lucky environmental group to get $50 million pledged from Bloomberg Philanthropies Thursday. Turns out that Mayor  Bloomberg, who was the nation's second largest donor in 2010, has been chummy with the senior leadership of the Sierra Club since 2007. Carl Pope, former executive director of the Sierra Cub, was present at the launch of the city's Greener Greater Buildings Plan in 2009, one of the mayor's signature environmental achievements.

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