Archive for the ‘Philanthropy’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 17-23, 2014)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

The best of Bill Gates.” By Jennifer Rubin. Washington Post. March 17, 2014.

Bill Gates: ‘Our children won’t be left billion-dollar trust funds’; Microsoft founder said most of his wealth will be left to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.” By Heather Saul. Independent (UK). March 20, 2014.
“Bangor Humane Society, St. John’s Catholic Church split $790,000 bequest from longtime volunteer.” By Julie Murchison Harris. Bangor Daily News. March 22, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 10-16, 2014)

Monday, March 17th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Representing the Old And New in Brooklyn; Alan Fishman Donates $1 Million to Brooklyn Community Foundation.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. March 11, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Jennifer McSweeney; MoMA Official Helps Artists Get Big Projects Done.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. March 12, 2014.

Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science.” By William J. Broad. New York Times. March 16, 2014.

What Comes After Rich Baby Boomers? Kids With a Big Inheritance.” By Annie Lowrie. New York Times. March 16, 2014,

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 3-9, 2014)

Monday, March 10th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Forbes says Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. Here’s why they’re wrong.” By Zachary Goldfarb. Washington Post. March 4, 2014.

Manhattan-Based Incubator Beespace Offers Expertise to Fledgling Charities; Philanthropist Marissa Sackler’s Group Helps Nonprofits ‘Grow Up’.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. March 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 24-March 2, 2014)

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Fostering Artists’ Freedom; Fund for Scholars Who Are Denied Freedom of Expression.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. February 24, 2014.

Bloomberg Giving Becoming More Global; One new $10 million grant will provide playpens in Bangladesh.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. February 26, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Looking for a Cure ‘Around the Corner’; A Couple’s $1 Million Commitment to the JDRF.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. February 27, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 17-23, 2014)

Monday, February 24th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Children, monkeys transfer generosity.” By Adisa Malik. Yale Daily News. February 19, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (FEBRUARY 10-16, 2014)

Monday, February 17th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropists gather for conference.” By Phoebe Kimmelman. Yale Daily News. February 10, 2014.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg biggest giver in 2013; Zuckerberg and his wife gave Facebook shares worth $970 million to a Silicon Valley nonprofit; The top 2013 contributors gave a total of $7.7 billion; Some of the biggest donors did not make the list because their pledges were counted earlier.” USA Today. February 10, 2014.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tops list of America’s biggest donors.” Times of India. February 10, 2014.
Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are America’s most generous givers in 2013.” Washington Post. February 11, 2014.
Californians lead surge of charitable giving.” By Julie Balise. San Francisco Chronicle. February 11, 2014.
30 most generous donors of 2013.” By Carrie Taylor. San Francisco Chronicle. February 11, 2014.

How Donor-Advised Funds Work—and Don’t Work; Costly Mistakes Can Hurt a Popular Method of Giving.” By Veronica Dagher. Wall Street Journal. February 10, 2014.

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“Family Foundations Let Affluent Leave a Legacy.” By Kerry Hannon. New York Times. February 11, 2014.

Donor of the Day: A Gift of Opportunity for New Yorkers; A Scholarship Gift to the Borough of Manhattan Community College.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. February 13, 2014.

Hillary Clinton launches women’s progress group; The Clinton Foundation will team up with the Gates Foundation to review data on the advancement of women over the past two decades.” Crain’s New York Business/Associated Press. February 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 3-9, 2014)

Monday, February 10th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Bill Gates masters D.C. — and the world.” By Stephanie Simon and Erin Mershon. Politico.com. February 5, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 27-February 2, 2014)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Urban Gardner: Youngster With a Vision; Ralph Gardner Jr. Meets 14-year-old Lillian Pravda, Founder of Vision For and From Children.” By Ralph Gardner Jr. Wall Street Journal. January 28, 2014.

Donor of the Day: $50 Million Gift for NYU Center; Medical Center Expected to Rename Cancer Institute for Laura and Isaac Perlmutter.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. January 29, 2014.

Ex-teacher lives modest life, leaves $8.4 million gift; Greenville community groups reap the benefits of Margaret Southern’s love for children and animals.” By Lyn Riddle. USA Today/Greenville (S.C.) News. January 31, 2014

Today’s the deadline for Nobel Peace Prize nominations. Let’s give it to Bill Gates.” By Timothy B. Lee. Washington Post. February 2, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 20-26, 2014)

Monday, January 27th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

What’s the Deal: Bronfman Charity Signs Lease at 445 Park Ave; Charles Bronfman Philanthropies Is Moving to 445 Park Ave.” Wall Street Journal. January 20, 2014.

Washington And The World: Mythbusters; Bill and Melinda Gates and 25 other thinkers on the misconceptions about the U.S. that drive them crazy.” By Susan B. Glasser. Politico.com. January 21, 2014.
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“‘No poor countries by 2035’: Bill Gates annual letter says extreme poverty and child mortality could be virtually wiped out in next two decades; Bill and Melinda Gates use letter to quash ‘three myths’ about world poverty.” Independent (UK). January 22, 2014.

Four Years After ‘Citizens United,’ There Is Real Movement to Remove Big Money From Politics.” By John Nichols. Nation. January 21, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Parent’s Donation Will Refresh Pediatric Center; Ronald Iervolino Gives $150,000 to Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. January 22, 2014.

Leading investors leaving mark in city philanthropy; Fund grass-roots works as well as traditional Boston institutions.” By Beth Healy. Boston Globe. January 22, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 13-19, 2014)

Monday, January 20th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Nonprofit guru sees a rebound in giving; Robert Kissane says gains in the stock market propped up philanthropy last year.” By Theresa Agovino. Crains New York Business. January 13, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Gift Is High Drama at Hunter; Hunter College Announces a Multimillion Gift From Jay and Patty Baker to Establish the Theater Department’s Home.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. January 13, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Researching to Cure Some Types of Blindness ‘in Our Time’; Evan Mittman, Founder and Former Chief Executive of Cipriani, Is Giving $1 Million to Fight Blindness.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. January 17, 2014.

Three Myths on the World’s Poor; Bill and Melinda Gates call foreign aid a phenomenal investment that’s transforming the world.” By Bill and Melinda Gates. Wall Street Journal. January 18, 2014.