Our richly diverse array of freely chosen philanthropic causes demand our continuing support. But can we each dig a little deeper, despite the Great Recession, just as our forebears did in 1937 when they started giving dimes to attack polio?Could we work together on a shared effort that would show our gratitude to the Founders and the republic they left us? Our history would say we can. Read More
Despite its long history, American philanthropy is still a fragile institution — and that institution is currently under threat.
In 2008, a polarizing event occurred when California Assemblyman Joe Coto and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas introduced AB 624 in the California Senate. This legislation addressed a perennial issue in the world of private philanthropy: transparency in the operation of private foundations. Read More
With no experience, Conley took the seedy, 1950s Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco in 1987 and launched what became the first of 33 boutique Joie de Vivre hotels. The Stanford University MBA has written a series of business books, and is recognized as a committed and creative philanthropist. Read More
Catherine Bartels, vice president and general manager at Macy’s Union Square, once worked at The City’s I. Magnin store. After Magnin was bought by Macy’s, she moved up the ranks and through several stores until returning last year to manage the Macy’s in the same building where she began. She’s on the board of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.Who has had the biggest influence on you in your life? Read More
With some schools opening in just a week, it’s nice to know the kids can have something to look forward to this year — reduced academic courses, cuts in athletic programs and lingering budget problems. Read More