Other Philanthropy

On Feb. 1, the innovative Berns Environmental Study Loop (ESL) opened at Crystal Cove State Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA) and officiated by Major General Anthony Jackson, Director of California State Parks. Dana Hills High School students use trapcams to study bobcat movement at the Berns Environmental Study Loop… Keep reading →

The Syrian government has launched a major offensive to regain control of the Hama to Aleppo supply route and the key city of Al-Safira in northern Syria, according to an update posted by Valerie Szybala and Charlie Caris, analysts at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). Al-Safira is an important city for several… Keep reading →

The resources and effectiveness on the battlefield of radical Islamic groups in Syria are drawing more moderate rebels into their camp – at least for now, according to Valerie Szybala, a Syria analyst at the Institute for the Study of War. According to Szybala, private donors in the Gulf (notably Saudi Arabia and Qatar) are driving the… Keep reading →

Georgetown University today announced that it will make a transformational impact on the field of public policy through a gift of $100 million. The gift, from Frank H. McCourt, Jr. (C’75), is the largest in the university’s history and will endow the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The McCourt School for Public… Keep reading →