philanthropy http://kuow.org en Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Names New CEO http://kuow.org/post/bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation-names-new-ceo Susan Desmond-Hellmann, the chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, will be next chief executive officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world with a $40 billion endowment. <p>The AP reports that the foundation has been looking for a CEO since Jeff Raikes announced his retirement in September. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:41:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 25617 at http://kuow.org What Will Univ. of Wash. Law Do With $56 Million Gift? http://kuow.org/post/what-will-univ-wash-law-do-56-million-gift <p>Marcie Sillman talks with University of Washington Law School Dean Kelley Testy about how the school will spend the generous <a href="http://www.law.washington.edu/macdonaldgift/">$56 million gift from Jack MacDonald. </a> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:36:47 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 24557 at http://kuow.org What Will Univ. of Wash. Law Do With $56 Million Gift? 40 Years To Combat Hunger http://kuow.org/post/40-years-combat-hunger <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Howard G. Buffet, son of financier Warren Buffet, who has recently published a book titled "40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World," which is about his quest to help those who lack food security all over the world under a tough, self-imposed deadline: 40 years. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:32:34 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Jason Pagano 23256 at http://kuow.org 40 Years To Combat Hunger Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes Announces Retirement http://kuow.org/post/gates-foundation-ceo-jeff-raikes-announces-retirement <p></p><p>The head of the Seattle-based&nbsp; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says he’s stepping down. Jeff Raikes made the announcement Tuesday morning.&nbsp; He says he’ll stay on the job until a replacement is found.</p><p>Jeff Raikes talked to&nbsp; KUOW’s Marcie Sillman about his top accomplishments over the past five years as the Foundation's chief. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:15:26 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20100 at http://kuow.org Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes Announces Retirement Venture Capitalists Nick Hanauer And Richard Barton http://kuow.org/post/venture-capitalists-nick-hanauer-and-richard-barton <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds interviews two prominent Seattle investors about business and politics.&nbsp; Nick Hanauer was the first non-family investor in Amazon.&nbsp; He’s currently a venture capitalist with Second Avenue Partners and a major Democratic donor and activist involved with a variety of causes.&nbsp; Richard Barton&nbsp;is a former Microsoft executive and the founder of the travel website Expedia and the real estate site Zillow.&nbsp; He also supports a number of philanthropic causes, in part through the Barton Family Foundation. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:20:16 +0000 Ross Reynolds 4996 at http://kuow.org Venture Capitalists Nick Hanauer And Richard Barton