Archive for the ‘Philanthropy’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (October 7-13, 2013)

Monday, October 14th, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Holocaust Survivor Found ‘Home’ at 92nd Street Y; Margot Friedlander Donates $500,000 to Support Organization’s Programs.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 7, 2013.

Head Start Back In Business Thanks To Private Donation In Wake Of Government Shutdown.” No by-line. Huffington Post. October 8, 2013.
Related story:
$10 Million Gift to Help Head Start Through Shutdown.” New York Times. October 8, 2013.
Billionaires Save Head Start During Shutdown.” Washington Post. October 8, 2013.
Billionaire’s Gift Reopens Some Head Start Programs.” All Things Considereed/ National Public Radio. October 11, 2013.

Why aren’t more tech billionaires parting with their money? Great gesture by Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, giving $2.7 million to San Francisco’s middle schools, which need all the help they can get.” No by-line. San Francisco Chronicle. October 8, 2013.

Donor of the Day: Music-Based Organization Offers ‘Art for All’; Sing for Hope Provides Live Performances in Underserved Communities.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 9, 2013.

These Donors Will Take Anything but Manhattan.” By Robin Pogrebin. New York Times. October 9, 2013.

Private charity to restore death benefits for U.S. military families; The restoration of benefits for families of U.S. military members who die on active duty did little to calm their ire over the program’s hang-up, caused by the federal government shutdown.” By Maria L. La Ganga and David S. Cloud. Los Angeles Times. October 10, 2013.

Foundation launches $50-million project to support minority boys; The California Endowment says the state’s future depends on better preparing minority boys and young men for success in school and careers.” By Teresa Watanabe. Los Angeles Times. October 10, 2013.

Charity to pay benefits to families of service members killed.” By Jennifer Steinhauer. New York Times. October 10, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 30-October 6, 2013)

Monday, October 7th, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Shelling Out for Sandboxes.” Wall Street Journal. October 1, 2013.

Pacific Heights – wealthy families who give back.” By John King. San Francisco Chronicle. October 2, 2013.

Brain-injured woman and others seek more money from fund for Boston Marathon victims.” By Lenny Bernstein. Washington Post. October 2, 2013.

Rich People Just Care Less.” By Daniel Coleman. New York Times. October 6, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 16-22, 2013)

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

For some Boston Marathon bombing victims, charity checks bring frustration.” By Lenny Bernstein. Washington Post. September 15, 2013.

Donor of the Day: The Foundation That Just Keeps Giving; Alan Feldman Carries Out a Family Legacy Working with the Jack Martin Fund.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. September 16, 2013.

Family of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark fights over $300m copper mining fortune she left to charity and her care staff; Huguette Clark lived like a hermit in vast New York flat and left her estate to carers.” By Tim Walker. Independent (UK). September 17, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 9-15, 2013)

Monday, September 16th, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

9/11 Foundation Crafts Global Message; Officials Reach Well Beyond U.S. in Quest to Operate Museum and Memorial Plaza.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. September 9, 2013.

Donor of the Day: A Day of Service In Memory of 9/11; Frank Del Vecchio Runs for Tuesday’s Children.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. September 10, 2013.

Eli Broad’s Entrepreneurial Approach to Philanthropy; Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad on art, education and revitalizing Los Angeles.” By Alexandra Wolfe. Wall Street Journal. September 13, 2013.

The Two Wills of the Heiress Huguette Clark.” By Anemona Hartocollis. New York Times. September 15, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (SEPTEMBER 2-8, 2013)

Monday, September 9th, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Americans go local to help others.” By Christie Garton. USA Today. September 2, 2013.

Donor of the DaMotorcycles Roll Toward the $1 Million Mark; 72 Miles of Nonstop Fun for New Jersey Charities.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. September 4, 2013,.

As We Become Richer, Do We Become Stingier?” All Things Consider/National Public Radio. September 3, 2013.

“Jane Addams: To honor Nobel Peace Prize winner, Google renders The (Hull) House That Jane Built.” By Michael Cavna. Washington Post. September 6, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 26-September 1, 2013)

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Jamie Salmon.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. August 29, 2013

Young Jews Courted as Donors; UJA-Federation of New York and Other Groups Look to Hone the Giving Instinct Early.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. August 31, 2013.

Hard-Wired for Giving; Contrary to conventional wisdom that humans are essentially selfish, scientists are finding that the brain is built for generosity.” By Elizabeth Svoboda. Wall Street Journal. August 30, 2013.

The Water Buffalo Club’s grass-roots charity pays big dividends; A group of Westside professionals turned their social clique into a charitable club that has raised millions to enrich the lives of children.” By Sandy Banks. Los Angeles Times. August 31, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 19-25, 2013)

Monday, August 26th, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Martin D. Sass; The Sass Foundation’s Chairman Plant Seeds for the Cancer War.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. August 18, 2013.

Donor of the Day: The 3,500-Mile Summer; Alex Tabet Rides Cross Country for the Ride 2 Recovery.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. August 21, 2013.

Nerd Philanthropy: A charity called GiveDirectly is trying to help poor people in the developing world in an unusual way: It gives them money with no strings attached. This is a somewhat radical idea in the charity world.” By Jacob Goldstein. All Things Considered/National Public Radio. August 23, 2013.

Can we trust Silicon Valley’s do-gooders? Out of America: First Bill Gates’s malaria mission, now Mark Zuckerberg’s global ambition. Philanthropy from profits seems to be the way forward.” By Tim Walker. Independent. August 25, 2013.

The Clintons launch a new campaign — for the foundation that bears their name.” By Philip Rucker and Tom Hamburger. Washington Post. August 24, 2013.
Related story:
Clintons host foundation fundraiser; The fundraiser is the first of several in a push to raise a $250 million endowment.” Politico.com. August 25, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 12-18, 2013)

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Charity Loses an Ally After Connecticut Crash; Plane’s Pilot Was Generous Donor in Seattle-Area Philanthropic Community.” By Ted Mann and Will James. Wall Street Journal. August 11, 2013.

Donor of the Day: A ‘Home’ for Donors Interested in Education Reform; A Family Foundation Invests in Trust for Learning.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. August 12, 2013.

Donor of the Day: Giving With Heart; Carrying on a Legacy of Cardiovascular.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. August 13, 2013.

Unease at Clinton Foundation Over Finances and Ambitions.” By Nicholas Confessore and Amy Chozick. New York Times. August 13, 2013.
Related story:
Money, Money, Money, Money, MONEY!“. By Maureen Dowd. New York Times. August 18, 2013.

Sandberg’s Lean In Called For an Unpaid Intern – And That’s Apparently Legal.” By Blair Hickman. ProPublica,com. August 15, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 5-11, 2013)

Monday, August 12th, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Setting a Path for College; Support from Students Starting After Sixth Grade.” No by-line. Wall Street Journal. August 5, 2013.

A Save-the-World Field Trip for Millionaire Tech Moguls.” By Max Chafkin. New York Times. August 8, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 29-August 4, 2013)

Monday, August 5th, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. August 1, 2013.

Donor of the Day: Socialite Supports Southampton Hospital.” By Mike Vilensky, Wall Street Journal. August 1, 2013.

Donor of the Day: Unused Beatles Tickets Pay a Year’s Tuition; Missed 1964 Taping of ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ Leads to School Funds.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. August 2, 2013.