WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (October 7-13, 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.

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