Archive for the ‘Philanthropy’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 7-13, 2014)

Monday, July 14th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

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

PHILANTHROPY

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

PHILANTHROPY

Jeers not cheers for Chinese tycoon who fed New York’s homeless.” By Tony Bonnici. Times of London. June 26 2014.
Related story:
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 Lavish meal fails to impress after $300 handout is withdrawn.”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.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 16-22, 2014)

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Bill and Melinda Gates plea with Stanford Grads to improve the world.” By Patrick May. San Jose Mercury-News. June 16, 2014.

How billionaires are fixing philanthropy.” By Steve Forbes. Washington Post. June 17, 2014.

Donor of the Day: So Many Celiac Cases, So Few Diagnoses; Seidenbergs Make $16 Million Gift to Combat Autoimmune Disease.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. June 17, 2014.

Fundraising gets a welcome lift: Contributions are up, but not all nonprofits have recovered from the recession.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. June 16, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Subway Restaurant Founder Donates $30 Million to Support Danbury Hospital; Peter Buck Supports His Hometown Hospital.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. June 19, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Waging a Battle Against Blindness; Gordon Gund, Who Helped to Found the Foundation Fighting Blindness.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. June 21, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 9-15, 2014)

Monday, June 16th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Trying to Make Every Day a Good Day for Children With Cancer: David and Arlene Daynes Have Given Nearly $2 Million to Improve Lives of Children With Cancer.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. June 9, 2014.

United Way puts $8.2 million towards fighting childhood poverty in the Portland area and surrounding counties.” By James Reddick. Oregonian. June 10, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Book Collector Shares His Passion for Liberty With New York Public Library; Sid and Ruth Lapidus Give $2.5 million, Rare Books to Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. June 12, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 2-8, 2014)

Monday, June 9th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Zuckerbergs’ gift should start a trend of local philanthropy.” Editorial. San Jose Mercury-News. June 4, 2014.

Donor of the Day: New York Botanical Garden Gives $28 Million to Celebrate CEO’s Anniversary; Botanical Garden’s Gregory Long Is Marking 25 Years.’ Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. June 5, 2014.
Related story:
New York Botanical Garden gets $28M windfall: The nonprofit’s board raised the money in honor of CEO Gregory Long’s 25 years as head of the institution and exceeded its goal by $3 million.” Crain’s New York Business. June 5, 2014.

Charitable foundation to spin off from Clippers sale, source says.” By Brian Todd and Ralph Ellis. CNN. June 7, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 26-June 2, 2014)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Asset Management: As His Foundation Has Grown, Gates Has Slowed His Donations.” By Randall Smith. New York Times. May 27, 2014.

To Get an A in Philanthropy Class, Give Away $50,000.” By William Alden. New York Times. May 30, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 19-25, 2014)

Monday, May 26th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Elevating Events for the High Line; Bronson van Wyck Has Donated About $2 Million to Park’s Parties.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. May 19, 2014.

Ways to Make Waves in Philanthropy: The Friends of the High Line Benefit, Plus a Dinner at the Meatball Shop for Waves for Water.” By Marshall Heyman. Wall Street Journal. May 22, 2014.

Hardware Store Owner Retires, Donates Inventory To Charity.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. May 22, 2014.

NY Culture: Former Mayor Deals With Funding Hurdles; Michael Bloomberg Won’t Sit on a Board if He’s Not in Charge.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. May 23, 2014.

This week’s best state in America? Utah, for its generosity.” By Reid Wilson. Washington Post. May 23, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 12-18, 2014)

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Sheryl Sandberg Joins The Giving Pledge, Likely To Focus On Women’s Issues.” By Eleanor Goldberg. Huffington Post. May 13, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Bringing Mental Illness Into the Light; Arthur Radin and Miriam Katowitz Give to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. May 16, 2014.

A mandate to build on solid foundation.” By Shirley Leung. Boston Globe. May 16, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 5-11, 2014)

Monday, May 12th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

A Woman’s Will Provides Funds for Trusty Houseplant Upon Her Death; Ronna Scoratow Plans to Give $5,000 to a Friend to Care for Her Aging Philodendron.” By James R. Hagerty. Washington Post. May 5, 2014.

Donor of the Day: A Volunteer Legacy at Boys & Girls Club; A Family Commitment to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.” By Melanie Grayce West.” Wall Street Journal. May 5, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Love of Puzzles Adds Up to Donation to Museum of Mathematics; Saul Rosenthal Gives $100,000 to MoMath, the Museum of Mathematics.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. May 5, 2014.

Feds talk: Why did they donate less to the federal charity drive last year?” By Josh Hicks. Washington Post. May 7, 2014.

Donor of the Day: Providing a Road Map for Day Camps; George Ross Gives $300,000 to Support Camp for Young Cancer Patients.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. May 8, 2014.