December 15, 2009, Philanthropy News Digest - The Paris-based Agence de Medecine Preventive at the Institut Pasteur has announced a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a new program to support immunization advocacy in West Africa.

October 13, 2009 — Tulane University's Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) will receive grants totaling $12.3 million to support the study of Latin America, including its relationship with the United States. The donation honors Samuel Zemurray Stone, a former Tulane board member and longtime supporter of Tulane's Latin American Studies program.  As a distinguished political scientist, author and historian, Stone lectured at universities throughout the world including the Sorbonne in Paris, where he received his doctorate.   

August 21, 2009, The Los Angeles Times — Imagine all the things you could buy if you had a spare $50 million under the mattress.

PARIS, May 21, 2009, The New York Times — Former President Bill Clinton, newly appointed as the United Nations special envoy for Haiti, said he was joining a new international initiative to raise money for third world medical aid through a unique financing campaign that harnesses the power of unlikely philanthropists: air travelers who buy electronic tickets.

NEAL BENEZRA is not a showman. But as museum directors nationwide face plummeting endowments and potentially crippling budget cuts, Mr. Benezra’s even-keeled approach and penchant for collaboration in his stewardship of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art may be a blueprint for how to endure the financial uncertainty.

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