The Philanthropy 50: an Exclusive Chronicle Ranking of Who Gives the Most to Charity

America’s biggest donors gave more than $11.9 billion in 2023. This year’s report features our analysis of the list, giving trends among megadonors, and a look at their giving to and from their foundations and donor-advised funds in 2023. The report highlights some of the country’s most interesting philanthropists, including a look at how those who will dominate big […]

Gray Foundation Hosts New UNCF Gray NYC Scholars Attending HBCUs

On June 26, 2023, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and the Gray Foundation announced the 2023 high school graduates selected to receive scholarships from the UNCF Gray NYC Scholars Program. Funded with a $3 million grant from the Gray Foundation, the program helps underrepresented New York City students from low-income backgrounds attend and earn their […]

She’s Going Into 6th Grade and Already Saving for College

A New York City program encourages children to save from kindergarten. Caileigh is one of nearly 3,300 rising sixth graders who were given their own college savings accounts for the 2017-18 academic year, when Caileigh entered kindergarten. Collectively, they have banked $1.26 million for college in NYC Scholarship Accounts since then. That works out to an […]

Blackstone’s Jon Gray Gives $3 Million to Fund Scholarships at HBCUs

A foundation created by Blackstone Inc. President Jon Gray and his wife Mindy is partnering with the United Negro College Fund to create scholarships for New Yorkers to attend historically Black colleges and universities. Funding will be up to $50,000 a year per student, with UNCF providing guidance on academics, securing internships and exploring career paths. The […]

University Of Pennsylvania Receives $55 Million Gift To Study, Treat Hereditary Cancers

The gift, from Penn alumni Mindy and Jon Gray, will be used to establish the Basser Cancer Interception Institute, at the Basser Center for BRCA, part of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. The goal of the Institute is to move up the timeline of cancer treatment, “intercepting” various forms of the disease when abnormal BRCA1/2 cells develop […]