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L’Chaim!

Philanthropy | Another prominent Jewish family in New York is giving to Christian mission hospitals
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/26/18, 02:41 pm

A New York moment:

Last year I wrote a profile of a Jewish philanthropist here in Manhattan who gives millions of dollars to Christian mission hospitals in Africa. Mark Gerson considers these mission hospitals to be doing high-quality healthcare for a bargain price, so he believes he’s making a smart philanthropic investment and having a massive impact on African health in the process. 

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Picking up the for-profit-college tab

Education | Fight over college regulations has big—and expensive—implications for taxpayers
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/19/18, 04:29 pm

Students seeking either a career change or a four-year-degree alternative flocked to for-profit colleges after the 2008 financial crisis. Enrollment at for-profit schools ballooned from 230,000 in the early 1990s to about 2 million in 2010. Programs offered certifications for a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, technology, and business.

Some schools made dramatic claims about the financial windfall their training would bring. They seemed too good to be true—turns out, many of them were.

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A branch from the vine

Missions | One of the few cardiothoracic surgeons in Africa receives a medical missions prize from a New York philanthropist
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/23/18, 03:01 pm

A New York moment: 

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