In giving $25 million to the public high school he attended, a billionaire has urged other schools to hit up their wealthy alumni for support, too. Is this a viable way to bolster support for traditional K-12 systems?
South Dakota businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, 82, has long said he aims to dispose of his fortune in his lifetime. His most recent flurry of giving suggests he is very much a man of his word.
Len Blavatnik’s been making headlines, both for his philanthropy and his political connections. He continues to be a donor to watch, with an expanding suite of science research prizes and grants.
MSD Capital Cofounder Glenn Fuhrman and his wife Amanda are major collectors of contemporary art. We tell you about their philanthropy in this space, as well as their other giving.
Wall Street veteran Steve Rattner tells us why he and his wife Maureen White believe that backing think tanks and advocacy groups delivers the most bang for the buck.
The promising niche of sports-related youth development continues to attract new funder attention. The latest convert: Ken Griffin, one of Chicago's most active mega-givers.
Are charitable donations just another way for hedge fund managers to attract investors? Maybe. An intriguing study finds that struggling investors get a nice financial boost when they donate. Why is that?
When Wall Streeters turn to philanthropy, education is often their top cause. We talk with Steve Klinsky about how he was first drawn into giving for K-12 and why he's now turning his attention to the student debt crisis.
The giant bank has become a surprising leader in philanthropy's push for inclusive economic growth. We take a deep dive into the backstory—and what JPMorgan brings to the table that's new.
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.
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.
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.