Archive for the ‘Philanthropy’ Category

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.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

Monday, July 7th, 2014


Donor of the Day: Seeds Are Planted at Baruch; Amy Hagedorn Gives $1 Million to Baruch’s School of Public Affairs.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. June 30, 2014.

Ford Foundation exec develops young minds; As vice president of the Education, Creativity and Free Expression program, Hilary Pennington invests in education.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. July 4, 2014.

Your Money: Learning Young the Gift of Helping Others.” By Paul Sullivan. New York Times. July 5, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 23-29, 2014)

Monday, June 30th, 2014


Jeers not cheers for Chinese tycoon who fed New York’s homeless.” By Tony Bonnici. Times of London. June 26 2014.
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Gifts of $300 to Homeless Are Reduced to a Lunch; Luncheon Guests Grow Angry When Promised Cash Doesn’t Materialize.” New York Times. June 26, 2014.
Tycoon Chen Guangbiao takes 250 homeless men out to dinner, so what’s the beef? Lavish meal fails to impress after $300 handout is withdrawn.” Independent (UK). June 26, 2014.