Epic Systems is leader in electronic health-systems management; its founder, Judith Faulkner, has just pledged her wealth to charity.

"Epic Systems Corp. founder and CEO Judith Faulkner has decided to leave much of her holdings in her privately held company to a specially created charitable foundation that will operate and fund not-for-profit organizations in healthcare and other areas.... The foundation also will help Faulkner keep Epic in private hands, a goal she has long cherished.... Exactly how much her share of the company is worth is not publicly known, so neither is the value of the bequest." -- Joseph Conn, Modern Healthcare