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NoVo Foundation

“Dear Peter,” writes Warren Buffet, businessman, investor and world renowned philanthropist, to his son, “I am enormously proud of the way in which you have managed the resources of the foundation that Mom and I […]

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Abell Foundation

On December 31, 1953, newspaper executive and philanthropist Harry C. Black founded the A.S. Abell Company Foundation – what is known today as the Abell Foundation, “the largest private foundation serving only Maryland,” according to […]

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The Westly Foundation

The Westly Foundation is the brainchild of Steve Westly and Anita Yu, who created their private family foundation in 2000. The foundation’s mission is to “identify and fund programs that help California’s children and youth […]

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Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation endeavors to “[invest] in people to improve the quality of their lives.” This mission is the driving force that has inspired Dennis and Phyllis Washington from the foundation’s birth […]

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Public Welfare Foundation

At the turn of the 20th century, Charles Edward Marsh worked as a “$25-a-week rookie reporter for a small Oklahoma newspaper.” Marsh was enterprising, and by the late 1920s he had partnered with brothers Charles […]

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The Joyce Foundation

Beatrice Joyce Kean was the sole heir of the Joyce family and it was her discretion that created The Joyce Foundation in 1948, and greatly expanded the foundation with an additional hundred million dollars as […]

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The Wallace Foundation

The Wallace Foundation was born out of the vision of DeWitt and Lila Wallace. In addition to their philanthropy, the Wallaces may be best known for founding Reader’s Digest magazine, the first issue of which […]

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The Ahmanson Foundation

In 1952, Howard F. Ahmanson and his wife, Dorothy Grannis Ahmanson, established The Ahmanson Foundation – planting the early seeds for philanthropy that would increasingly become synonymous with the Ahmanson name in Los Angeles. Yet […]