It began with a hush-hush dinner in New York four years ago, a gathering of about a dozen people with deep pockets and a serious commitment to philanthropy, to discuss ways to spread the gospel of giving.
WHO ARE THEY
Self-made men and women. . .
WHY THEY GIVE
They want to make a difference. They want to make the world a better place and are grateful for the cards they drew.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
When it comes to philanthropy, the very rich are different from everyday donors, and not only because they have more money. What follows is a snapshot of some of the more intriguing donations.
GREAT CASTLES: A ONE ACT PLAY
CHARACTERS INCLUDE: BILL AND MELINDA GATES AND WARREN BUFFET
The founders of the Giving Pledge sort through the global progress of their idea.