The chief executive of OrphanAid Africa, a nonprofit that helps children separated from their families, started her professional life at Vogue magazine.
Patsy Tarr and her husband, Jeff, have two espresso machines and drink four lattes each to start the day.
Laurene Powell Jobs has carefully entered the public sphere, pushing her agenda in education as well as global conservation, nutrition and immigration policy.
Elena Barbera has undertaken a modest fund-raising drive with daily ascents of the Bunker Hill Monument.
Kenneth R. Feinberg, a lawyer with a thriving mediation practice, has become the go-to man for running the compensation funds for victims of catastrophes.
Twenty-five 25 design studios or teams were asked to create works based on the idea of coming together in times of need to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Administration officials said private donations were needed because Congress had provided much less money than President Obama requested to publicize the new law.
Why do so many donors ask that buildings and professorships be named after them? Judeo-Christian tradition cautions against self-promotion.
Nothing excites Greenwich, Conn., despite its masters of the universe, more than a visit by a royal — this time, Prince Harry for a polo match to raise money for his charity.
God’s Love We Deliver, a provider of meals to sick people, sold its air rights for a condominium development to finance an expansion of its building. But some residents object to the plan.
Musicians have pledged more than 20,000 concert tickets to the Global Poverty Project to spur activism.
NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit that invests in education groups, is entering a partnership with Rethink Education that could result in millions more in financing.
New Community College in Manhattan will be renamed for Stella and Charles Guttman, whose foundation is giving CUNY an additional $10 million.
After taking up kayaking in her 90s near her home in Tarrytown, N.Y., Ms. Davis donated millions to clean up the Hudson.
A president’s granddaughter who married into a fashion family is setting her own path as an entrepreneur and philanthropist.
The donation, from the founder of Qualcomm and his wife, will help the applied sciences school on Roosevelt Island offer an unusual program with an Israeli university.
The quake that struck China last weekend has drawn a flood of donations, but those eager to donate are avoiding official charity groups that now have a reputation for corruption.
Stephen A. Schwarzman, head of the Blackstone Group, is creating a scholarship program with mostly Western corporate donors to bring future leaders to study in Beijing.
Larry Ruvo knows how to present a flashy Vegas gala, in this case to raise money for the brain research center he founded.