Young Wealthy Donors Bring Taste for Risk, Hands-On Involvement to Philanthropy

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Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker.

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Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker.

The signs that the world of philanthropy were changing became clear when The Chronicle announced this winter that three couples under 40 were among the most generous donors in America: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan (No. 2), John and Laura Arnold (No. 3), and Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki (No. 5).

We were impressed not only with how much these young donors gave but also how they gave and to