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Giving Big, a California Couple Gets Gratitude and Scrutiny

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Standing on the grand staircase of a lavish Beverly Hills mansion at a party last fall, the author took a moment to express gratitude to the hosts. The hosts had organized the party to celebrate the author’s new biography and had been generous supporters of a think tank. The opulent house was adorned with works of art, and notable guests included museum directors and a former junk bond king. The hosts, who have a business empire in various industries, have made significant donations to academic institutions, climate change initiatives, cultural organizations, and programs. Their philanthropy has earned them recognition as major donors multiple times.