• The Tampa TribuneWilliam March:

    There have been lots of rumors and gossip, but there’s also some truth to it — philanthropist David A. Straz Jr. is seriously looking at running for mayor of Tampa in 2019. "There are a number of city business and political leaders that have been trying to convince me to run," he said in an interview this week. "I’ve had Read more...

  • Los Angeles TimesRich and powerful figures will set USC course in wake of scandal, from behind closed doors

    How USC handles one of the biggest scandals in its history will be decided behind closed doors by a small group of wealthy and powerful people. Composed of 57 voting members, USC’s board of trustees includes noted philanthropists, accomplished alumni, Hollywood insiders and industrial tycoons…. Read the story on Los Angeles Times.

  • Star TribunePhilanthropy's new focus in Minnesota: Putting people into jobs

    Minnesota philanthropies are putting more time, money and political clout into efforts aimed at getting jobs for the state’s neediest residents.The new focus reflects a growing sense that the most effective way to address homelessness, poverty and the effects of racial disparities may be through job training and workforce development.Training that leads to employment “is the best cure for many Read more...

  • Star TribunePhilanthropy's new focus in Minnesota: Putting people into jobs

    Minnesota philanthropies are putting more time, money and political clout into efforts aimed at getting jobs for the state’s neediest residents.The new focus reflects a growing sense that the most effective way to address homelessness, poverty and the effects of racial disparities may be through job training and workforce development.Training that leads to employment “is the best cure for many Read more...

  • Houston ChronicleMithoff mansion in River Oaks on the market for $19.5M

    Amid a flurry of new real estate listings in River Oaks, Houston philanthropist and personal injury lawyer Richard Mithoff is listing his 5-acre Lazy Lane estate for $19.5 million. The 11,676-square-foot home along Buffalo Bayou is on one of the neighborhood’s toniest streets. Neighbors include a who’s who of business and philanthropy, including Gerald and Barbara Hines, John and Laura Read more...

  • New York TimesRaymond Sackler, Psychopharmacology Pioneer and Philanthropist, Dies at 97

    Dr. Raymond Sackler, a pioneer in psychopharmacology, a medicinal products entrepreneur and a leading philanthropist whose family made a fortune from the opioid painkiller OxyContin, died on Monday in Greenwich, Conn. He was 97.His death was confirmed by his wife, Beverly.Dr. Sackler was the last survivor among three brothers — all psychiatrist sons of Brooklyn grocers — whose scientific and Read more...

  • Houston ChronicleHappy birthday, Lynn Wyatt! The Houston philanthropist celebrates her 82nd birthday Sunday

    Happy 82nd birthday, Lynn Wyatt! The Houston style icon, socialite and philanthropist is 82 years old on Sunday, July 16 and she shows no sign of stopping the decades of change through parties she’s brought to the Bayou City. RECORD BREAKING: Lynn Wyatt fete SPA’s red-hot 50th-anniversary gala … Read more on Houston Chronicle.

  • Miami HeraldHarve A. Mogul reflects on United Way career and philanthropy

    After more than a quarter-century of service as CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade, Harve A. Mogul announced last fall that he would be stepping down and would transition to a new leadership role focused on fund-raising and building United Way’s endowment. … Read the story on Miami Herald.

  • New York TimesWealth Matters: Learning to Bridge a Generation Gap in Philanthropy

    A decade ago, shortly before their daughter, Caitlin Heising, started her freshman year at Brown University, Liz Simons, a former teacher, and her husband, Mark Heising, the founder of an investment firm, established the Heising-Simons Foundation, a family philanthropy focused initially on education, climate and the physical sciences.“I’ve always asked a lot of questions and have always been curious about Read more...

  • The Huffington PostThe Power Of Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Important In Business

    By Greg MercerI truly believe that successful businesses have a duty to give something back to society. Introducing philanthropic projects has been one of the most rewarding parts of building my company for me. More importantly, I have found that these charitable acts of kindness spread very quickly – a simple act of caring creates an endless ripple effect.I started Read more...