Individual Spotlight: Nancy Kerrigan

As the stock market resurged last year, so did the charitable giving of the super wealthy. America’s top 50 donors gave a total of $10.4-billion in 2011, up from $3.3-billion the previous year, according to a Chronicle study. One big bequest boosted the total significantly; excluding that gift, the philanthropists on The Chronicle’s list of the most generous Americans contributed $4.4-billion.

1

Margaret A. Cargill -Family wealth
$6-billion (bequest)
Beneficiaries: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (Eden Prairie, Minn.); Anne Ray Charitable Trust (Eden Prairie, Minn.)


2

William S. Dietrich II -Manufacturing
$500-million (bequest)
Beneficiary: Dietrich Foundation (Pittsburgh)


3

Paul G. Allen- Technology
$372.6-million
Beneficiaries: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Seattle); Allen Institute for Brain Science (Seattle) and other groups

4

George Soros- Finance
$335-million
Beneficiary: Open Society Foundations (New York)


5

Michael R. Bloomberg - Media and entertainment
$311.3-million
Beneficiaries: 1,185 arts, human-services, public-affairs, and other groups

6

Raymond G. and Ruth C. Perelman - Finance, investments
$227.3-million
Beneficiaries: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) and other groups



7

David and Dana Dornsife -Manufacturing
$200-million
Beneficiary: University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

8

Robert E. and Dorothy J. King -Finance
$166.5-million
Beneficiaries: Stanford University Graduate School of Business (Calif.) and other groups



9

Arthur G. and Margaret B. Glasgow - Engineering
$125-million (bequest)
Beneficiaries: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond); Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) and other groups


10

John and Julie Mork - Oil
$110-million
Beneficiary: University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

11

John D. and Laura Arnold - Finance
$101-million
Beneficiaries: Laura and John Arnold Foundation (Houston) and other groups

12

Richard O. Jacobson - Industry
$100-million
Beneficiary: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)

13

Jack C. Taylor - Retail
$99.8-million
Beneficiaries: Crawford Taylor Foundation (St. Louis); Washington University in St. Louis and other groups

14

Porter B. Byrum - Law, real estate
$81.8-million
Beneficiaries: Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, N.C.); Queens University of Charlotte (N.C.); Wingate University (N.C.)

15

John E. and Marion Anderson - Finance
$80-million
Beneficiaries: Children's Hospital Los Angeles; University of California at Los Angeles, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management

16

Eric F. Ross - Chemicals, manufacturing
$76.5-million (bequest)
Beneficiaries: American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (New York); Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation (West Orange, N.J.) and other groups

17

H.F. (Gerry) and Marguerite B. Lenfest - Media and entertainment
$75-million
Beneficiaries: American Revolution Center (Wayne, Pa.); Columbia University (New York) and other groups

18

Pierre and Pam Omidyar - Technology
$74.5-million
Beneficiaries: HopeLab (Redwood City, Calif.), Omidyar Network (Redwood City, Calif.), Humanity United (Redwood City, Calif.) and other groups

19

A. Alfred Taubman - Real estate
$67-million
Beneficiaries: University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, Mich.)

20

David M. Rubenstein - Finance
$66.2-million
Beneficiaries: Duke University Libraries (Durham, N.C.); Foundation for the National Archives (Washington , D.C.); John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington) and other groups

21

Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner - Retail
$65-million
Beneficiary: Ohio State University (Columbus)

22

Irwin M. and Joan K. Jacobs - Telecommunications
$64.9-million
Beneficiaries: Joan and Irwin Jacobs Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego; San Diego Public Library Foundation and other groups

23

William I. Koch - Energy, commodities
$64.6-million
Beneficiaries: Oxbridge Academy Foundation (West Palm Beach, Calif.) and other groups

24

Conrad T. Prebys - Construction, real estate
$63.1-million
Beneficiaries: Scripps Health (San Diego); Zoological Society of San Diego and other groups

25

Sergey M. Brin and Anne E. Wojcicki - Technology
$61.9-million
Beneficiary: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (New York)

26

A.B. Hudson - Oil
$60-million (bequest)
Beneficiary: Shriners Hospitals for Children (Tampa, Fla.)

27

Lawrence J. Ellison - Technology
$59.2-million
Beneficiary: Ellison Medical Foundation (Bethesda, Md.)

28

John C. Malone - Media and entertainment
$57-million
Beneficiaries: Yale University School of Engineering & Applied Science (New Haven), DSST Public Schools (Denver)

29

Bruce and Martha Karsh - Finance
$50-million
Beneficiary: Duke University (Durham, N.C.)

30

Nina Ireland - Family wealth
$48-million (bequest)
Beneficiary: University of California at San Francisco

31

David C. and Joan R. Lincoln - Family wealth, real estate
$44-million
Beneficiaries: Claremont School of Theology (Calif.); John C. Lincoln Health Foundation (Phoenix)

32

Jon M. Huntsman Sr. and Karen H. Huntsman - Chemicals, manufacturing
$42.2-million
Beneficiaries: Huntsman Cancer Foundation (Salt Lake City) and other groups

33

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi - Real estate
$40-million
Beneficiary: Wishard Hospital Foundation (Indianapolis , Ind.)

33

Gustave M. and Rita E. Hauser - Telecommunications
$40-million
Beneficiary: Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.)

33

Thomas F. Steyer and Kathryn A. Taylor - Finance
$40-million
Beneficiaries: Yale University (New Haven, Conn.); Center for the Next Generation (San Francisco)

36

Barbara Dodd Anderson - Family wealth, investments
$35.2-million (bequest)
Beneficiary: George School (Newtown, Pa.)

37

Phillip and Patrica Frost - Pharmaceuticals
$35-million
Beneficiary: Miami Science Museum (Fla.)

37

James C. Justice II and Cathy Justice - Energy, hotels
$35-million
Beneficiaries: Boy Scouts of America National Foundation (Irving, Tex.); Cleveland Clinic Foundation

39

Henry W. Bloch - Finance
$32-million
Beneficiary: University of Missouri at Kansas City Foundation

39

Charles E. and Mary Jane Spahr - Oil
$32-million (bequest)
Beneficiary: University of Kansas (Lawrence)

41

Robert G. and Charlee L. Moore - Food and beverage
$31.4-million
Beneficiaries: Oregon Health & Science University Foundation (Portland) and other groups

42

Jon L. Stryker - Family wealth
$30-million
Beneficiary: Arcus Foundation (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

43

Sheldon G. and Miriam Adelson - Hotels
$30-million
Beneficiaries: Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority (Jerusalem); Birthright Israel Foundation (New York)

43

Paul R. and Donna S. (Muffy) Christen - Finance
$30-million
Beneficiaries: South Dakota Community Foundation (Pierre); Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell, S.D.)

43

Jorge M. Pérez - Real estate
$30-million
Beneficiary: Miami Art Museum

43

Robert L. Tidwell - Investments
$30-million (bequest)
Beneficiary: Children's Hospital of Orange County Foundation (Calif.)

47

Alan E. Lewis - Investments
$29.4-million
Beneficiary: Boston Foundation

48

James Wood Williamson - Invention, engineering
$28.1-million (bequest)
Beneficiaries: Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland) and other groups

49

Eli and Edythe L. Broad - Finance, real estate
$27-million
Beneficiary: Broad Foundations (Los Angeles)

50

Jack O. Bovender Jr. and Barbara Bovender - Health care
$26-million
Beneficiary: Duke University (Durham, N.C.)

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