Fascinating article from The Chronicle…
By Maria Di Mento and Ian Wilhelm
In a quiet meeting closed to the news media and the public, Bill Gates, David Rockefeller Sr., Oprah Winfrey, and other leading philanthropists met in
Together, the philanthropists in the room have committed a total of more than $72.5-billion to charitable causes since 1996, according toChronicle of Philanthropy tallies.
The unusual event occurred May 5 at
Several of the people at the meeting confirmed their involvement, but declined to tell The Chronicle about what was discussed or why they gathered almost in secret.
According to a person familiar with the meeting, the wealthy philanthropists gathered to trade ideas about how to raise the level of philanthropy in the world.
According to IrishCentral.com, a Web site in
Other people who attended included Eli Broad, a real-estate investor, Julian H. Robertson, Jr., a hedge-fund manager, and Patty Stonesifer, former chief executive of the Gates foundation.