"I Just Do What I Can." Herb Alpert Reflects On Over 30 Years of Arts Philanthropy

"I Just Do What I Can." Herb Alpert Reflects On Over 30 Years of Arts Philanthropy

Over three decades into his career as an arts patron, Herb Alpert has carved out a unique, prescient, and often contrarian brand of giving. We check in with the acclaimed musician and record producer on his recent big donation and what lies ahead.

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High Note: The Logic of a Historic Gift for Regional Opera

High Note: The Logic of a Historic Gift for Regional Opera

As regional giving continues to reshape the higher ed landscape, we’re seeing greater support for the highbrow performing arts at universities far from the familiar urban enclaves. Here’s an instructive case study.

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Never Mind Those Stingy Techies. These Funders Keep Giving for "Highbrow" Arts

Never Mind Those Stingy Techies. These Funders Keep Giving for "Highbrow" Arts

While the Bay Area's tech elite remain ambivalent about the arts, other funders in the region are a different story entirely. We dig into a historic brick-and-mortar gift out of San Francisco.

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Flipping the Script: A Wealthy West Coast Transplant Sends an Arts Mega-Gift Back East

Flipping the Script: A Wealthy West Coast Transplant Sends an Arts Mega-Gift Back East

Don't believe the rap that mega-donors now see L.A. as the innovative arts mecca and New York as the calcified city of yesteryear. A major gift to The Shed—by a billionaire Angeleno, no less—suggests otherwise. 

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"Look at the Big Picture." A Campus Gift Merges Music Education and Social Activism

"Look at the Big Picture." A Campus Gift Merges Music Education and Social Activism

Higher ed has been relatively immune from the kind of socially driven arts philanthropy currently permeating the curatorial and performing arts spaces. Here's a sign that this is changing.  

 

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