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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:32 PM

Giving back: Eight innovative philanthropists around the world (CS Monitor)

Good read ~ pinto

Giving back: Eight innovative philanthropists around the world

The global face of philanthropy is changing. Donors no longer just open their wallets. They're actively involved in causes, use savvy business practices, and leverage what they give to achieve more good. Meet eight innovators.

1. A bike as economic engine
F.K. Day, United States

2. The Bill Gates of India
Azim Premji, India

3. Getting women into the lab
Ingrid Zu Solms-Wildenfels, Germany

4. Venture compassionist
Nat Sloane, Britain

5. Why Zhi Lin can read
Wei Xue, China

6. Helping orphans of the storm
Chikara Funabashi, Japan

7. Changing worldviews
Alison Lawton, Canada

8. Reading, writing, and Rio
Maria Alice Setubal, Brazil

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