Friday, April 17, 2015
By Brian Wise
Thursday, August 28, 2014
By Brian Wise
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.
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?
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
This is the second year of #GivingTuesday, a day to give back to your community during the holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Billions of dollars in arts funding serves a mostly wealthy, white and shrinking audience, says a new study.
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.
Monday, July 25, 2011
By Erica Getto
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.
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.