The magazine releases its annual Philanthropy Issue (on newsstands today) featuring four cover stars: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, Robert F. Smith, Agnes Gund, and an illustrated cover by Maira Kalman.
Inside the issue, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves open up about their Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, a non-profit they founded in 2008 to empower high school students to lead active lives and make healthy choices. McConaughey and Alves also share the teachings they impart on their kids and what makes them want to give back.
Robert F. Smith, the software titan and businessman, made headlines in 2019 when he surprised the graduating class of Morehouse University with a $40M check to pay off college tuitions. Smith, who ranks third on the Forbes global list of Black billionaires, speaks to how his father shaped his philanthropic roots and more. At the time of this interview, Smith was working with Apple and AT&T to get internet access and smartphones to children from low-income families so they could participate in remote learning.
Agnes Gund, the philanthropist and art patron, gets candid about her “Art for Justice” fund which gives grants to artists and advocates working on the crisis of American mass incarceration. But her philanthropy doesn’t end there. “Aggie didn’t simply make one of the largest single donations to comprehensive criminal justice reform we’ve ever seen, she did the uncomfortable things activists do,” says lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Finally, Israeli-born American illustrator Maira Kalman illustrated her cover as an homage to gratitude in a difficult season. (source)
Cover stars Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga, Michelle Williams, Joel Edgerton, Mahershala Ali, Nicole Kidman, Viggo Mortensen, Adam Driver, Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey, Casey Affleck and Emma Stone were all photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Edward Enninful. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring Carey Mulligan, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander and Saoirse Ronan. Here to view 2015 covers featuring Julianne Moore, Shailene Woodley, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch, here to view 2014 covers featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, and Amy Adams. Here to view 2013 featuring Emma Stone, here to view 2012 covers featuring Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron, here for 2011 cover with Rooney Mara, and here for 2010 cover with Rihanna.
Pamela Hanson photographed the cover. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Emilia Clarke, here to view 2014 cover featuring Penelope Cruz, here to view 2013 cover featuring Scarlett Johansson, here to view 2012 cover featuring Mila Kunis, here to view 2011 cover featuring Rihanna, here for 2010 cover with Minka Kelly, and here for 2009 cover with Kate Beckinsale.
The cover was shot by Norman Jean Roy. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Rihanna, here to view 2012 cover featuring Ashley Greene, here to view 2011 cover featuring Johnny Depp, here for 2010 cover with Emanuela de Paula, and here for 2009 cover with Nicole Kidman.
The Academy Award-winning actor is photographed by Peggy Sirota for the cover. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Michael Fassbender, here to view 2012 cover featuring Jeremy Lin, here to view 2011 cover featuring Eminem, Keith Richards and Lil Wayne, here for 2010 cover with Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele, and here for 2009 cover with January Jones.
The cover with Nicole Kidman was shot by Steven Klein, while we have yet to get info about Matthew McConaughey‘s. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Stephanie Seymour.