Category Archives: Philanthropy

New Gig My inaugural effort as a contributing columnist for, Christine Stuart’s excellent online news source for … what else? Connecticut News. This piece focuses on the fundraising disaster afflicting UConn, where a major donor wants his $3-million gift back. Why? I guess because his feelings were hurt. I’m sure we haven’t heard the lastRead More

$100 Million in ‘Red Meat’ For Moderates

N.J. Gov. Christie, Newark Mayor Booker, appear on Oprah to announce Facebook’s $100 million donation On multiple levels, I am fascinated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift to the Newark, N.J., school system: The size of Zuckerberg’s generosity is the equal of Walter Annenberg’s 1993 gift to the Peddie School, which at thatRead More