Philanthropic 50: Donald Graham

by Editorial

The former publisher of the Washington Post and scion of the owning family until the paper was sold to Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos in 2013, Graham oversees the Phillip L. Graham Fund started by his mother, Katharine Graham, which gives $4 million to Washington-based charities every year. But two facts stand out in Graham’s philanthropic activity. (1) In 2012, Graham, then a member of the Facebook board, benefited from the company going public and pledged to donate his $46 million windfall to a couple of District charities. (2) Graham co-founded TheDream.US, a national scholarship fund for DREAMers, the undocumented immigrant children whose future in the United States President Trump has now made uncertain. In January, Bezos donated $33 million to TheDream.US.

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