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Educational philanthropy continues to grow, but Susan Crown takes a distinct approach; she is working with organizations that foster habits of tenacity and practical dexterity.

"Philanthropists have poured millions of dollars into improving education in the United States — paying for new buildings, buying new computers and even creating new charter schools.

"Susan Crown, a member of the billionaire Crown family of Chicago, is trying something different. Two years ago, she began working with organizations that seek to foster character traits like grit, empathy and perseverance, which studies show can be determinants of future success."--Paul Sullivan, The New York Times

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