Billionaires to the Rescue: What’s the Role of Philanthropy When Government Falls Short?

Billionaires to the Rescue: What’s the Role of Philanthropy When Government Falls Short?

A rising tide of local crises and public disinvestment is pulling private funders into roles once thought of as government’s domain. How are these dynamics playing out in different places? And how far should philanthropy go when public systems falter?

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This Billionaire’s Foundation Will Pay You $10,000 to Work Remotely from Tulsa

This Billionaire’s Foundation Will Pay You $10,000 to Work Remotely from Tulsa

Economic development and entrepreneurship are on the forefront of many funders’ minds these days as they seek to catalyze urban growth. But some foundations are taking these goals to a whole new level to give their hometowns a boost.

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The Billionaire Behind Oklahoma's Early Childhood Program

Tulsa oil billionaire George B. Kaiser is a "latter-day" convert to early childhood education whose foundation has funded the construction and operation of three innovative Educare centers. Kaiser also has funded training of early childhood teachers and physicians serving Tulsa's poorest neighborhoods. Not bad for a self-described "robber baron from red state America."
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