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Over the last five years, philanthropy, and our world in general, has confronted a number of challenges – from the Indonesian tsunami to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the earthquake in Haiti and the Gulf Coast oil spill to economic downturns, job loss, and poverty. Philanthropy has combined its resources and passion to address these epic [...]

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