Donors have often been motivated by religious impulses in areas like aid to the poor, help for orphans and families, measures for racial fairness, prison reform, anti-addiction efforts, and the like.
Many entries on the list below could just as easily have been filed on our forthcoming roster of Major Achievements in Religious Philanthropy.
Then in 2017 he announced a $75 million gift specifically focused on building up a data-science institute at the university that can become a leader in the field.
Led by the Edna Mc Connell Clark Foundation, about a half dozen living donors and another half dozen foundations have joined forces in a cooperative calling itself Blue Meridian Partners that will deliver major, long-term support to a limited number of proven charities serving children.
Many donors believe that expanding our economic pie over the long run is the very best way to ensure that everyone eventually earns a generous slice.