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Sustaining Artists in the the 21st Century: The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship

Phil Chan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

Saeculum Obscurum, Latin for "The Dark Ages," was coined by Caesar Baronius in 1602 to describe the cultural decline of the Roman Empire between the 5th and 15th century in Western Europe.

How One Boomer Transitioned From Prison To Philanthropy

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Personal reinvention can be achieved through service to others. This is Susan Burton's experience, and hers is an inspiring story of determination and dedication. As an African-American woman from South Central Los Angeles, Burton was incarcerated six times over 20 years for drug-related offenses. Her young son had died accidentally, and the system seemed to be working against her at every turn.

Auction House Ignores Tribe's Plea Against Selling Sacred Masks, So Charity Does Something Amazing

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 12.12.2013 | Impact

PARIS (AP) — A U.S. charitable foundation said Wednesday that it was the anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American masks in a conte...

Willow Bay

One Of The Country's Top Philanthropists: 'I Loathe Secrets'

HuffingtonPost.com | Willow Bay | Posted 11.22.2013 | Los Angeles

“I loathe secrets,” Wallis Annenberg declared to a packed ballroom at the inaugural Women A.R.E Summit in Los Angeles. “We share the wealth; ...

What Nonprofits Need Most

Sylia Obagi | Posted 10.10.2013 | Impact
Sylia Obagi

Most nonprofit leaders don't think of income generation as their top priority. Their purpose is to serve, they reason. Raising money is secondary. T...

To Everything, Tern, Tern, Tern: Explore.org's Live Cams Present the Birth of Worldly Birds

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Gregory Weinkauf

This planet, this Gaia, she's what we've got, she's where we belong, she's big and beautiful, and she needs our attention.

Meet The 10 Nominees For CNN's 'Hero Of The Year' Award

Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact

Despite terrorist threats, one woman still brings education to Afghan girls. An Ohio mom wants to save minority children from the tragic drowning fate...

WATCH: Live Video Of Baby Pandas

Posted 04.23.2012 | Green

This year, you can celebrate Earth Day in the company of giant panda cubs. On April 22, 1970, an estimated 20 million Americans rallied for a clean...

Exploring the Deep Ocean -- Emory Kristof's Pioneering Photography (VIDEO)

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.21.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

National Geographic photographer Emory Kristof loves to do deep things no one else has done before.

"Show People What They May Not See for Themselves" -- the Photography of Natalie Fobes

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.15.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

Fobes wanted to do a holistic look at salmon -- not just their importance to fishing and the environment, but their cultural significance.

"Discovery Is What I Love" -- National Geographic Photographer Melissa Farlow (VIDEO)

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

Farlow describes herself as a "documentary photographer." Her work, she says, is completely dependent on others and the story she gets from them.

"We're Destroying the Most Amazing Thing in Our Lives" -- Interview With Polar Photographer Paul Nicklen

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

2011-03-17-arctic.jpgNicklen's mission is to chronicle Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems threatened by climate change.

WATCH: Clyde Butcher's Wild Everglades At Annenberg Space For Photography

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

Clyde Butcher is one of America's acclaimed environmental artists. Some people call him the Ansel Adams of the Everglades. But his technique is so lar...

The Art of Adventure: Mark Fisher's Gravity-Inspired Photography in Tibet & Alaska (Videos)

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

Mark Fisher calls it "gravity-inspired photography," and often it involves capturing images of brave/insane people skiing down 60 degree slopes on rugged, remote mountains.

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...

Sport at the Annenberg Space for Photography: It's Not Manila But It's a Thrilla

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joel Epstein

Simply put, the Annenberg Space for Photography is outstanding and is a must see for anyone coming to Los Angeles or for the gazillion locals who already call it home.

Explore War and Rethink Afghanistan

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel Epstein

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports (SVAS) is a nonprofit project funded by the Annenberg Foundation to support wounded warriors with their recovery and reintegration into society.

Can Our First Cool President Afford His Cultural Agenda?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Joining us today in this spirited discussion is Leonard J. Aube, Managing Director of the Annenberg Foundation, one of the largest private family foundations in the United States.

Chicago Annenberg Challenge Explained

Education Week | Dakarai I. Aarons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge, chaired from 1995 to 1999 by Barack Obama, is being portrayed by some critics of the Democratic presidential nominee ...