Thoughts on “high-impact philanthropy”

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Readers will note that I’m the sort of guy who reads the advertisements in magazines. Goodness knows, magazines have fallen on hard times these days. They need help! So if … MORE >>

Philanthropy and vanity

Is it a bad sign if, over your morning coffee, you read “The Vanity of Human Wishes” to make yourself feel better?

It can happen.

Suppose you’re the sort of person not much traveled in the realms of money—nor much of an earner of it either—and suppose you come across a month-old Wall Street Journal article in which you discover that “when entertainment mogul David Geffen gave $100 million in early March for the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York—it will soon be renamed David Geffen Hall—Mr.… MORE >>

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