This opinion written by Karen Tumulty is published by The Washington Post. Here is an excerpt:
Bruce and Martha Karsh are names that may not sound familiar, unless you follow the world of educational philanthropy, where they have been major, if quiet, players over the past couple of decades.
Through their foundation, this billionaire California couple — he is the founder of the investment firm Oaktree Capital Management — has given more than $300 million toward programs and scholarships that largely focus on lifting disadvantaged students.
Among their notable contributions was $10 million to Howard University in early 2020 to endow scholarships for students in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Theirs was, until then, the largest single-donor gift the historically Black institution had received in its century-and-a-half history.
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