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Women Leaders Talk Personal: How to Be a True Philanthropist

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Cristina M. Regalado

Becoming a true philanthropist is a journey of self-discovery. It is also an invitation to take part in social transformation - when individuals and communities are changed for the better. The act of giving touches both the giver and the recipient; each one is changed as a consequence.

Tony Elumelu Pitches Job Creation and Access to Electricity to the United Nations As the Next Set of MDG Priorities

Tony Elumelu | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Tony Elumelu

Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, addressed Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, the UN General Assembly ...

A Moveable Feast for the American Friends of the Musée D'Orsay

Annie Fabricant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

It is 10am. The private coach is waiting exactly where it's supposed to be, in front of the grand main entrance of the Musée d'Orsay. I climb inside and claim a seat alongside my fellow American travelers, of which there are fourteen.

Kindness ONE: In Bhutan, Happiness Isn't a Concept, It's a Way of Life

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

What I found so fascinating about Bhutan was that they have created 'Gross National Happiness' which means they determine the success of the country based on the happiness in their souls as opposed to the amounts of money in their pockets.

Kindness ONE: In India, an Experience That Surpasses the Taj Mahal

Leon Logothetis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

A few hours riding from the Taj Mahal is the city of Lucknow. It was here that I bumped into a man on his way to a rural village. I didn't have anywhere to stay and he offered me free gas when I got to his village. I was about to be in for quite a shock.

Kindness ONE: The Generosity of Strangers Around the World

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

What this trip is showing me is that we are all one. That the TV news and the negativity that we are bombarded by, everyday, although real, is not the fabric that so many people live their lives by.

Kindness ONE: A Sidecar Named Desire (or How Learned to Make It Through the Rain)

Leon Logothetis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

"Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you." -- Denis Waitely When I began this adventure...

A Beautiful Mind -- A Conversation with Troi Zee

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Troi Zee may be the secret weapon this next generation needs to get them motivated and on a quest for knowledge.

Woman, 96, Dies Moments Before 10th Rappel For Charity

Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact

Gertrude Painter dedicated herself to charity until the very end. The 96-year-old visually impaired philanthropist from West Sussex, England, suff...

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.

Ten Things I'd Like to Tell Every New Philanthropist -- #1

Paul Shoemaker | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Paul Shoemaker

Non-profit organizations are businesses just like any for-profit entity, but with a social mission. They have to invest not only in the "product," but also in the systems, infrastructure and operations to support the end product.

Commraderie Or Communism? Chinese Billionaire Hands Out Massive Amounts Of Money, Skepticism Abounds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Whether it be wantonly distributing red envelopes filled with money or staging elaborate donation drives, Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao believes ...

Muslims & Non-Muslims Hear about Terrorist Threat, Solutions at Harvard Club

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

An accomplished and diverse group of people -- Muslim and non-Muslim -- who share a common concern about growing extremism and the threat it poses to ...