Pistol Packing Philanthropy: What Makes Ike Perlmutter Tick?

Seventy-one year old Israeli émigré Ike Perlmutter has enjoyed a lengthy, ridiculously profitable career almost completely outside the spotlight--and he and now his wife have given $50 million to NYU Langone Medical Center. Incongruous? Hardly. Welcome to philanthropy, Perlmutter-style.
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Huge Geffen Windfall for UCLA Med Students

Going to med schools these days is a major financial commitment. In 2012, more than a third of med students graduated with more than $150,000 in debt - and this is only med school debt, mind you. Entertainment mogul David Geffen is hoping to do something about it — and he's starting by financing the educations of hundreds of students.

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How Dell and UT Austin Are Bringing Sorely Needed Doctors to Texas

Among the problems facing the U.S. heath care industry: there are too few doctors to meet the demand for health services. And in Texas, the doctor shortage is especially bad. To help address this problem, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has granted some $50 million to create a medical school.

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