Archive for the ‘Philanthropy’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (November 4-10, 2013)

Monday, November 11th, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

IPO gives Helmsley trust new bite; The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, awash in funds after the Empire State deal, ramps up donations.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. November 4, 2013.

Donor of the Day: Leading a New Generation; Colin L. Powell Gives $5 Million to the City College of New York.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. November 4, 2013.

Foundation pledges $5 million for Watts social, educational programs; The Caruso Family Foundation has pledged $5 million to provide tutors, mentors and scholarships to children living in Watts.” By James Rainey. Los Angeles Times. November 6, 2013.

Essay: Bill Gates: What I Learned in the Fight Against Polio; India’s success in eradicating polio offers lessons for solving other human welfare issues world-wide.” By Bill Gates. Wall Street Journal. November 9, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (October 28-November 3, 2013)

Monday, November 4th, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Taking Arts Books Further; Joan K. Davidson Celebrates Books With the Inaugural Alice Award.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 27, 2013.

How Georgia’s biggest nonprofits, charities fared in 2012.” By Christopher Quinn. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. October 27, 2013.

Donor of the Day: Changing Lives With Donations, Eggs and Letters; Mitzi Perdue Gives to Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 28, 2013.

Donor of the Day: Real-Estate Family to Help Teachers Teach Reading; A Gift of $1.2 million Will Establish the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 29, 2013.

Donor of the Day: Funding Innovations in Autism Education; A $2.5 Million Gift to the New England Center for Children.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 30, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (October 21-27, 2013)

Monday, October 28th, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Top 15 Foundations; Crain’s New York Business list of the 15 largest foundations in the New York area, ranked by total assets.Crain’s New York Business. October 21, 2013

Donor of the Day: Melding Science and Medical Care; New York Couple Aims to Bring Health Care to Remote Village.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 21, 2013.

Donor of the Day: A Donation to Columbia Follows Sisters’ Generosity
David E. Simon Gives $5 Million to Business School
.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 22, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (October 14-20, 2013)

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Rocking Public Schools With Music Education Grants; Andrew Davis’s Music Empowers Foundation Brings Music to Public Schools.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 13, 2013.

Donor of the Day: Entrepreneur Puts Millions of Dollars Into Worthy Hobby; Technology Whiz Gives $1 Million to New York-based Cancer Research Institute.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 16, 2013.

Donor of the Day: Paying It Backward: NYU Alum Funds Scholarships; A $3 Million Gift Kicks Off Financial Aid Campaign.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 17, 2013.

Nonprofit cashes in on rising High Line market; The Atlantic Foundation puts its property at 540 W. 21st St. on the market, hoping it could fetch as much as $45 million if the new owner replaces the building with a residential development.” By Daniel Geiger. Crain’s New York Business. October 14, 2013.

New Yorkers Awarded Carnegie’s Top Honors; James and Marilyn Simons Awarded Medal of Philanthropy.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. October 17, 2013.

With Giving Season in Full Force, Seeking to Understand Donors.” By Paul Sullivan. New York Times. October 19, 2013.

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.