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Philanthropy: It’s about giving everyone a chance

Strategic Philanthropy | Oct 6, 2015

Two couples tell us giving decisions are about taking risks and proactively formulating a strategy. We have met inspiring philanthropists—whether it’s Arghyam chairperson Rohini Nilekani’s passion for the cause of sanitation or musician and author Peter Buffett’s vision based on his father’s philosophy.

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