Archive for the ‘Philanthropy’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 15-21, 2014)

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014


A Carlyle group co-founder steps out of the philanthropic shadows.” By Roxanne Roberts. Washington Post. September 15, 2014.

Donor of the Day: A Philanthropic Mission That Fits Like a Glove: Lari Stanton Helps Keep Children’s Hands Covered.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. September 14, 2014.

MacArthur Foundation surprises 21 fellows with 2014 ‘genius’ grants and $625,000.” By Ellen McCarthy. Washington Post. September 17, 2014.
Related stories:
MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners Include Cartoonist, Mathematician, Engineer New Crop of 21 Fellows for 2014 to Receive Awards of $625,000, No Strings Attached.” By Caroline Porter. Wall Street Journal. September 17, 2014.
MacArthur Awards Go to 21 Diverse Fellows.” By Felicia R.Lee. New York Times. September 17, 2014.

This Man’s Job: Make Bill Gates Richer; Secretive Money Manager Michael Larson Helped Microsoft Co-Founder’s Fortune Balloon to $82 Billion.” By Anupreeta Das and Craig Karmin. Wall Street Journal. September 18, 2014.

“The Walmart heirs give to charity like they pay their workers: Very little.” By Laura Clawson. Daily Kos. September 21, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 8-14, 2014)

Monday, September 15th, 2014


David Koch offers rare look into his giving, politics; More than $1 billion in philanthropy, but all critics see is ‘evil.‘” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. September 8, 2014.

Evolving a Sept. 11 Charity; Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund is eyeing its next big step.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. September 11, 2014.

Gates Foundation Pledges $50 Million to Fight Ebola.” By Donald G. McNeil, Jr. New York Times. September 11, 2014.
Related story:
New money added to emergency response to Ebola outbreak; Health agencies have warned of an exponential surge in the number of Ebola cases in Liberia.” By Jane Dreaper. BBC News. September 11, 2014.
Bill Gates’ Foundation Gives Its Largest Gift Ever To Combat Ebola Crisis.” By Robbie Couch. Huffington Post. September 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 1-7, 2014)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014


New York State Leads in MacArthur Genius Grants; Washington, D.C., Takes Top Spot When Adjusted for Population.” By Mike Vilensky. Wall Street Journal. September 3, 2014.

Jewish philanthropist wants free Israel travel for teens.” By Steven A. Rosenberg. Boston Globe. September 4, 2014.

Boston Foundation assets exceed $1 billion.” By Beth Healy. Boston Globe. September 5, 2014.

“How Philanthropy is Changing; Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen on millennials, technology and charitable giving.” By Alexandra Wolfe. Wall Street Journal. September 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 25-31, 2014)

Monday, September 1st, 2014


Bill and Melinda Gates give $1M to gun reform initiative.” By Michele Richinick. MSNBC. August 27, 2014.

Derek Jeter’s strong foundation is evident in Detroit farewell.” By Bob Nightengale. USA Today. August 28, 2014.

Maryland horse farm, foundation square off over zoning for development.” By Bill Turque. Washington Post. August 29, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 18-24, 2014)

Monday, August 25th, 2014


Donor of the Day: Giving Leadership a Helping Hand; Carol and George Bauer Donate $1 Million to AmeriCares.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. August 20, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 11-17, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014


Donor of the Day: Training Lawyers to Save the Planet; A $3.5 million Gift to the Columbia Law School’s Center for Climate Change Law.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. August 15, 2014.

Bill Belichick starts charitable foundation.” By Emily Sweeney. Boston Globe. August 17, 2014

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 4-10. 2014)

Monday, August 11th, 2014


Charitable Gifts From Wealthy Koch Brothers Often Prompt Partisan Reactions; Industrialists Are Among Nation’s Most Visible Supporters of Conservative Political Causes.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. August 4, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 28-August 2, 2014)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014


Donor of the Day: A $1 Million Grant for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City; The Group Leases New Space With Help From the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation.” By Alexa Suskin. Wall Street Journal. July 29, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 21-27, 2014)

Monday, July 28th, 2014


Limousine liberalism’s good works.” By Catherine Rampell. Washington Post. July 22, 2014.

5 strategies to raise moral, kind children.” Washington Post. July 22, 2014.

Philanthropists Target Democracy for ‘Saving.’ Watch Out; Under a new high-minded guise, big foundations are pursuing their usual goals of government by elites.” Opinion. By James Piereson. Wall Street Journal. July 24, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 7-13, 2014)

Monday, July 14th, 2014


Donor of the Day: A $50 Million Gift to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Donations Aims to Enlarge Simons Center for Quantitative Biology.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. July 7, 2014.

Seeker, Doer, Giver, Ponderer: A Billionaire Mathematician’s Life of Ferocious Curiosity.” By William J. Broad. New York Times. July 8, 2014.

Donor of the Day: A Change for Kids Fundraiser at SoulCycle Bridgehampton; Louise Phillips Forbes Has Raised More Than $400,000 to Help Underserved Schools.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. July 10, 2014.

Donor of the Day: YMCA of Greater New York Gets $1.5 Million Gift From John W. Rowe; The Donation Brings Mr. Rowe’s Total Contributions to $2.5 Million.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. July 11, 2014.

Feed A Child Apologizes For Allegedly Racist Ad.” By Emily Tess Katz. Huffington Post. July 12, 2014.

Consumer Alert: Research can ease valid fears about donation to charity.” By Mitch Lipka. Boston Globe. July 13, 2014.