Global Philanthropy Group and Barron's considered scores of philanthropists, rating them on such criteria as innovation, quality of alliances with other groups, the ripple effects of their giving and the extent to which their successful projects can be replicated. We gravitated to philanthropists whose causes address severe problems, like children's health in high-poverty regions of the world, but a broad range of causes, even in the arts, are reflected in the final cut.
Helen and Sewanee Hunt, daughters of TX oil magnate H.L. Hunt, come in at number nine for Women Moving Millions. Must make for interesting conversation about the Hunt Heritage at their Thanksgiving Dinners.