South Africa and philanthropic freedom

Opinionista Shelagh Gastrow Shelagh Gastrow is a director of GastrowBloch Philanthropies, a philanthropy advisory service that helps individuals and families integrate their wealth and their values into meaningful and effective philanthropy. From 2002-2015 she was founder and executive director of Inyathelo and focused her efforts on strengthening civil society and promoting philanthropy in SA. Her […]

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The State Pension Funding Gap

Overview Many state retirement systems are on an unsustainable course, coming up short on their investment targets and having failed to set aside enough money to fund the pension promises made to public employees. Even as contributions from taxpayers over the past decade doubled as a share of state revenue, the total still fell short […]

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Works by Lynn Nottage, World Premiere from Dave Malloy and More Announced for Signature's 2018-19 Season

The 2018-19 Signature Theatre Season will feature six works by five resident playwrights, including two productions by Signature’s new Residency 1 playwright, Lynn Nottage, and a world premiere musical from Signature’s first musical theatre writer-in-residence Dave Malloy, the company announced today. All performances will take place at the company’s Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center. […]

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MacArthur Foundation to give $24.3 million to Chicago-area arts groups

The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, will invest $24.3 million over the next five years to extend its ongoing support of Chicago-area cultural organizations. The grants offer general … Source: MacArthur Foundation to give .3 million to Chicago-area arts groups

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