The Slate 60: the 60 Americans who made the largest charitable contributions last year. Bill Gates once again leads by kicking in another 5 billion bucks to his foundation. Ted Bauer weighed in at number 8 on the list for his $40 million to my alma mater, the University of Houston (a.k.a. Harvard on the Bayou), and a $25 million gift to a lesser institution (a.k.a. Harvard University). Larry Ellison donated about 15 million bucks to create an institute to study how to prevent aging, for some reason that made me laugh. Chris Klaus, who I used to chat with on IRC back in the good old days, donated $15 million to Georgia Tech. The ultimate #hack regular makes good story.