A wise giver’s guide to influencing public policy
Philanthropy Roundtable, 2015
All Eyes on the ArtPrize
A conversation with Rick DeVos, founder of ArtPrize
Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2013
A Federalist Solution
How donors are working to replicate the Federalist Society in medicine, business, and national security.
Philanthropy, Fall 2011
Meet Rick DeVos, the creator of the world’s most lucrative award in art, as determined by the public in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Philanthropy, July 1, 2011
In California and elsewhere, the Left wants the government to oversee philanthropy.
National Review, July 5, 2010
The Fisherman’s Friend
The pioneering public-policy philanthropy of North Carolina’s Art Pope.
National Review, December 21, 2009
Service with a Smile
Meet S. Truett Cathy, inventor of the chicken sandwich, founder of Chick-fil-A, and generous philanthropic leader.
Philanthropy, November 1, 2008
Sir John M. Templeton, RIP
He was a fearless investor and path-breaking philanthropist whose generosity funds research into the relation of science and religion.
Philanthropy, September 1, 2008
Daniel C. Searle, RIP
The founder of Searle Freedom Trust leaves behind a legacy and an agenda for liberty.
National Review Online, November 8, 2007
Jeremiah Milbank Jr., RIP
Celebrating a philanthropist dedicated to free markets and personal responsibility.
Philanthropy, October 1, 2007
Promoting Ideas and Defending Freedom
Radio America and the American Veterans Center fill the airwaves and inform the public.
Philanthropy, October 1, 2007
Clash of Cultures
How donors can increase the public’s understanding of the Middle East.
Philanthropy, August 6, 2007
Ancient Midwestern Mysteries
Preservationists rush to save a relic of Ohio’s moundbuilding culture.
Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2007
Safeguarding a Conservative Donor’s Intent
Thomas A. Roe committed his fortune to developing a network of state-level think tanks and designed a system for his foundation to preserve donor intent.
Foundation Watch, May 2007
Big Bucks, Big Minds, Big Hearts
Meet Jack Templeton, the president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation.
National Review, April 16, 2007
Transforming Public Policy
Donors across the political spectrum are looking for ways to advance their public-policy goals outside the direct arena of politics and elections. Here’s what they need to know.
Philanthropy, September 25, 2006
Philip Merrill, RIP
His rise from humble origins to become and advisor to the high-and-mighty–as well as a generous philanthropist–is a great American story.
Philanthropy, July 1, 2006
Open the FloodGates
The Microsoft mogul and his wife should not leave their foundation to posterity.
Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2006
Charity Begins at Home, but Must It Stay There?
A lawsuit against the Ford Foundation, waged in the name of donor intent, may backfire.
New York Times, May 15, 2006
Michael Joyce, RIP
The longtime president of the Bradley Foundation was in the business of funding ideas, and his name will forever be linked to school choice, welfare reform, and faith-based initiatives.
Philanthropy, March 1, 2006
The Very Foundation of Conservatism
Why the John M. Olin Foundation was so successful and what today’s philanthropists can learn from it.
New York Times, November 28, 2005
The History of Kahnsciousness
The story of Herman Kahn, the Cold Warrior who advised the Pentagon but needed philanthropic support.
Philanthropy, September 1, 2005
Extraordinary Feats of an X-Man
With the X-Prize, Peter H. Diamandis wants to change the world and have fun, too.
Philanthropy, July 1, 2005
The last days of John M. Olin’s conservative fortune.
National Review Online, April 6, 2005
Giving, and Taking Away
The Robertson family’s lawsuit against Princeton offers broad lessons to alumni who want to support their alma maters.
National Review, September 29, 2003
Winning with Awards
Prizes give donors a new way to reward and strengthen the individuals, institutions, and ideas they already support. Here’s how to add them to your philanthropic arsenal.
Philanthropy, May 1, 2003
A lucrative award tries to reconcile science and religion.
Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2003
Joseph Coors, RIP
He fermented barley, hops, and conservative ideas.
Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2003
Strategic Investment in Ideas
How Two Foundations Shaped America: Olin and Bradley (72 pages)
Philanthropy Roundtable, Spring 2003
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
A non-profit tries to fend off the county.
Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2003
The Accidental Philanthropist
For decades, Joanne Beyer used local grants to make a national difference.
Philanthropy, September 1, 2002
Eight Books that Changed America
A small group of philanthropists have made a big impact by supporting books on public policy. Here are eight that made a huge difference.
Philanthropy, July 1, 2002
Goodbye, Mr. Olin
What happens when philanthropic dollars for conservatives dry up?
National Review, June 11, 2001