After a decade of epic giving, with $3.2 billion going out the door just last week, Buffett is much richer than when he started. We check in on one of the most fascinating stories of big philanthropy.
The top 1 percent of U.S. households—who are collectively worth at least $30 trillion—only donated about $130 billion to charity in 2016. Is shame a way to get them to loosen the purse strings?
Many philanthropists are far wealthier than they were just a few ago, and that's unlikely to change much even when there is a stock market correction. Here's what this run-up in assets could mean for giving.
Derwood S. Chase, Jr. is another donor who's following the right's playbook of investing in both national and state policy groups, and sticking with grantees over the long haul.
A New York-based private equity titan giving millions to support a new college theater? Sounds like a typo, but more Wall Street types are into the arts than you might think.
Jeff Greene and his wife Mei Sze signed the Giving Pledge but money isn't exactly gushing out of their foundation. We explore the real estate billionaire's interests and what to expect in terms of giving.
Former president of Apollo Global Management Marc Spilker and his wife Diane run a foundation with a grantmaking focus on New York City.
Billionaire Jonathan Gray, head of global real estate at Blackstone Group, and wife Mindy are raising their philanthropic profile. Their recent seeding of a New York City effort to help families start saving for their kids' college was big news.
Chuck Royce is a pioneer of small-cap investing. He steered some of his wealth into philanthropy and even established a charity in the 1980s. A top interest? Arts and culture.
Connecticut hedge funder Ken Tropin is yet another financier who supports the Robin Hood Foundation. But the New York antipoverty giant is just one of the human services organizations that Tropin supports through his foundation.
Derek C. Schrier founded Indaba Capital Management, where he's managing partner. But a major component of his philanthropy with wife Cameron involves South Africa, where Schrier worked to end apartheid.
Goldman Sachs veteran Douglas Kimmelman gives to health, the environment, athletics, and education. We explore some of the deeply personal elements behind this giving.
Investor Mike Vranos and his wife Anna-Karin have directed millions to stem cell research at Harvard. We dig into why the Vranoses support this science, and what they've funded.
When you think of LGBT philanthropists, tech winners like Tim Gill and David Bohnett come to mind. Today we examine a lower-profile LGBT philanthropist, veteran Wall Streeter David Dechman.
Founder of Fairholme Fund Bruce Berkowitz moved with his family to Florida last decade and is laser-focused on South Florida, with arts a top interest.
Billionaire Gap heir Bill Fisher also works in the finance world. He and his wife Sakurako's giving focuses especially on the Bay Area, where arts and culture is a top priority. We take a look.
Former Highland Capital Partners Managing Partner and Boston Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck focuses his health philanthropy on issues of sight and vision. We tell you the deeply personal reasons why and what the financier supports.
Wall Street winner Paul Shiverick and his wife Betsy steadily support select schools and education organizations. We take a look.
In the 2000s, the number of poor in America’s suburbs eclipsed the number of poor in cities. Lake County, outside Chicago, has experienced this. The Gorter Family Foundation is on the case.
Of the many Wall Street Givers we’ve profiled, no firm has produced more active female donors than Goldman Sachs. Today, we look at Robin Neustein, and how and why she supports female scientists.
Billionaire couple Peter and Cynthia Kellogg steadily support the environment through their family foundation. We take a look at the deeply personal story that motivates some of this giving.
Goldman Sachs winner Don Opatrny and his wife Judy are another Wall Street couple with a penchant for arts philanthropy, both in the east and out west. We take a look.
A gold medal rower who once served as vice chairman of Goldman Sachs, J. Michael Evans has a pretty interesting background. Much of his philanthropy focuses on New York. We take a look.
In this new golden age of parks philanthropy, we keep coming across more donors who are putting this issue front and center in their giving. Here's another interesting case.
Former Goldman Sachs Partner Scott B. Kapnick and his wife Kathleen live in New York, as well as Naples, Florida, where they do much of their giving.
Retired financier Jeffrey Walker now spends most of his time engaged in philanthropy and social change work. He tells us how he came to focus on the importance of systems and collaboration.
Evidence keeps rolling in that urban parks are a favored cause among today's top givers. The latest major donor in this space is hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin.
If you want a textbook example of how wealth and philanthropy can be leveraged into a career in public life, check out the doings of former Goldman Sachs star Phil Murphy.
Despite talk of more risk-taking and big bets, lots of individual donors still play it safe. We look at a couple that isn't by investing in a public-private effort to change kids' lives in NYC.
John Griffin, a Robin Hood board member, and his wife Amy fight poverty in New York City. But that's not all the couple is into. We dig in.