Jenny Lin has spent two decades performing around the world, and recording three dozen albums. But it is her far-flung approach to classical music—the entire majestic and temporal sweep of it—that has made its mark.
Over the past four years the population of Williston, N.D. has tripled from its 2010 census count of 14,716. But the area lacks enough charities and philanthropy to cope with the new wave of human need that has followed the energy industry’s boom.
Billionaire philanthropists are moving beyond traditional charitable causes and tackling policy-oriented issues like climate change, gun control, and public pensions, stirring controversy in pursuing their expanded agendas.