Seven Mistakes That New Billionaire Philanthropists Make—and How MacKenzie Bezos Can Avoid Them

Seven Mistakes That New Billionaire Philanthropists Make—and How MacKenzie Bezos Can Avoid Them

With the news that she will give away her $37 billion fortune, MacKenzie Bezos is set up to become one of the world’s biggest philanthropists. IP Editor David Callahan offers a few thoughts about what Bezos can learn from other top donors.

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Primed: The Future of Bezos Education Giving Takes Shape

Primed: The Future of Bezos Education Giving Takes Shape

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are poised to become the biggest national funders of early childhood learning. We explore how their new effort will build on work already underway and could shape trends in this space.

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Hey, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos: Here Are Some Ideas for Your Philanthropy

Hey, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos: Here Are Some Ideas for Your Philanthropy

Jeff Bezos is nearly the richest person in the world, with a net worth of $84 billion, and he's asking for ideas to guide Bezos family philanthropy that address "the right now." We can think of a couple. 

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As the Budget Ax Looms, Who's Stepping Up for Cancer Research?

As the Budget Ax Looms, Who's Stepping Up for Cancer Research?

Philanthropy can’t make up the financial void that would be left by severe cuts in federal funding. But the Bezos family has come forward with a big gift at a key moment, tapping its vast Amazon wealth. 

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Forget Jeff Bezos. His Parents, Mike and Jackie, Are the People to Know

For over a decade, Jeff Bezos' parents—Mike and Jackie—have presided over their own grantmaking shop, the small but steadily growing Bezos Family Foundation. But here's the thing: The foundation is no longer so small.
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