Loreen Arbus # 4
This powerhouse philanthropist is currently the President of the self-founded Loreen Arbus Foundation, The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation and Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc. She supports a great scope of interests, including advocacy for women and girls and people with disabilities. To elevate and enhance social consciousness around her philanthropic interests, she has established and funds many scholarships mainly in scientific and medical research, public policy, the arts, media responsibility, human and animal rights.
Arbus holds the distinction of being the first woman to head programming for a U.S. network, a feat accomplished twice (both at Showtime and Cable Health Network/Lifetime). Besides that, she has published six non-fiction books, written countless articles for many national publications, and has been twice nominated for an Emmy Award.