Evidence keeps rolling in that urban parks are a favored cause among today's top givers. The latest major donor in this space is hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin.
If you want a textbook example of how wealth and philanthropy can be leveraged into a career in public life, check out the doings of former Goldman Sachs star Phil Murphy.
Despite talk of more risk-taking and big bets, lots of individual donors still play it safe. We look at a couple that isn't by investing in a public-private effort to change kids' lives in NYC.
Rubenstein attended Chicago Law School on a full-tuition scholarship. And so it's only natural that he'd double down on the David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program, bringing his total commitment to $33 million.
Paul Volcker has lately been on a mission to bolster the public sector, tapping his unique stature. Who's gotten behind him?