Joseph Pedott is the advertising legend behind two pop culture icons, the Chia Pet and the Clapper. Now, he's putting his wealth to use for kids in Chicago and San Francisco.
While Dr. Dre's sale of Beats to Apple didn't quite make him a billionaire, the hip hop mogul netted plenty of cash. We take a look at Dre's emerging philanthropy, including a recent performing arts gift.
The wealthy creator of The Simpsons passed away in 2015 after a rush of last-minute big gifts. Now a foundation has emerged to back the causes he cared about, starting with animal rights.
Is the measure of a philanthropist only what he or she donates to charity from their own personal assets? We look at that question amid claims that many celebrities don't give in a meaningful way.
We rarely see an industry insider start a foundation to bring industry jobs to his respective corner of the country. Then again, there's nothing conventional about George R. R. Martin.
It has taken some time for Beyoncé’s giving to catch up to the level of thoughtfulness and precision on display in her artistic work. A new scholars initiative points to a growing intentionality.
Long Island billionaire media mogul Charles Dolan and family focus much of their giving on the New York City area. Health is one interest. We tell you about that and others.
Giving to promote diversity has lately been gaining steam. Recently, the biggest donors in this space, George Lucas and his partner Mellody Hobson, stepped up again.
With Chicago's schools facing major funding shortfalls, we look at how local education support is coming from some unexpected places.
SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg recently announced that he's been diagnosed with ALS. With Hillenburg in the news, we take a look at giving from him and his wife Karen.
Longtime host Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has racked in quite a bit of money through the years, He and his wife steer a family foundation. We take a look at some of this giving.
The new Roddenberry Prize invited pretty much anyone in any field to apply, as long as they’re after a “boldly better future.” So who landed these hefty awards?
While most of the giving of Michael Eisner, the former CEO of Disney, is focused in Los Angeles, he hasn't forgotten where he went to school—far away, in Ohio.