Philanthropy

March 26, 2014
Dame Shirley Porter

Environmentalism: Interviewing Philanthropist Dame Shirley Porter

Dame Shirley Porter was a politician and environmental activist in the UK before moving to Israel in 1993. As Leader of Westminster City Council and Lord Mayor of Westminster, she introduced various projects to clean up London. In Israel she became involved with the Council for a Beautiful Israel and […]
November 14, 2013
Chao Family

Elaine, May, Grace and Angela Chao: Signs of Positive Feminist Change at Harvard

Angela Chao is a corporate executive, philanthropist, and graduate of the Harvard Business School, like her sisters, three of whom also attended Harvard Business School. Harvard University and the Harvard Business School recently made history thanks to the generosity of her family. The University will for the first time in […]
June 9, 2013
Judith Rodin President of the Rockefeller Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation Celebrates a Century

America’s second oldest philanthropic organization (after the Carnegie Corporation), the Rockefeller Foundation, is celebrating 100 years of global contributions. The Foundation has been instrumental in contributing to educational reforms, agricultural development across the world, and countless breakthroughs in medicine (like developing the vaccine for yellow fever). And they’re not alone; […]
May 8, 2013
Daktari

Profits and Philanthropy

The BBC’s online site has been running a very optimistic and revelatory series entitled ‘Running a Business.’ Besides being an in-depth look at innovative new ideas, it is also a showcase for underdogs persevering in this current economic malaise. Never fear, small business owners might just be the answer to […]