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Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation Gives $30M to Stem Cell Research Centers at UCLA, UCSF and USC

Gift Increases Broads’ Total Support to California Stem Cell Research Centers to $113MThe Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation will be making three gifts …

Accountant embezzled over $1 million from Port Huron charity, police say

PORT HURON, MI – A 71-year-old man is facing multiple charges after being accused of embezzling more than $1 million from a Port Huron …

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Fundraising 101: Rueben Mayes at TEDxWSU 2014

See the numbers – Giving USA 2018 Infographic | Giving USA

Who gave and who received in 2017? See the numbers and major giving trends on <i>Giving USA</i>‘s infographic.

Ross: MacKenzie Bezos has wads of cash to give to the poor

MacKenzie Bezos has signed The Giving Pledge. Her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos leaves her free to dispose of her $35 billion share as she …

MacKenzie Bezos Pledges To Give More Than Half Of Her Billions To Charity

MacKenzie Bezos, who received more than $35 billion in her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has signed the Giving Pledge, making a commitment to give more than half her fortune to charity or philanthropic causes.<p>"We each come by the gifts we have to offer by an infinite series of influences …

Teen Rakes In $35k in 4 Days Plowing Snow, Plans Massive Christian Donation

An Idaho teenager who was in the Seattle area this month turned the massive snow dumped on a region unprepared for the white stuff into a chance to …

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William D. Nordhaus delivered his Prize Lecture on 8 December 2018 at the Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was introduced by Professor Per …

The charity algorithm: how Silicon Valley philanthropy turned sour

Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen made giving fashionable – but not all their fellow tech entrepreneurs share the same high moral …

What’s the most generous country on earth?

Gallup’s Civic Engagement Index tracks how many people around the world donate, volunteer, and help strangers<p>Americans may have given a domestic record-breaking $410 billion to charity in 2017, but total cash isn’t necessarily the best measure of generosity. Factor in what percent of each country’s …

GoFundMe refunds donors in alleged scam involving homeless vet, NJ couple

GoFundMe refunded more than $400,000 to 14,000 donors who believed they were helping a homeless veteran from Philadelphia — but later discovered it was an alleged scam concocted by a New Jersey couple.<p>GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said Tuesday refunds were issued to those who donated to the …

Tom Hanks surprises customers at In-N-Out restaurant in California with free meals

Tom Hanks has played many roles during his storied acting career, but patrons at a California fast-food restaurant got a surprise curtain call.<p>Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, visited an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Fontana for lunch Friday, KOVR reported.<p>This was big. Or a big burger story. The …

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Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing …

Drones Deliver Vaccines On Island Nation Of Vanuatu

This week, 1-month-old Joy was vaccinated against hepatitis and tuberculosis. Those are standard childhood vaccinations, but there was something definitely non-standard about the way they reached Joy. They arrived by drone.<p>Joy and her mom, Julie Nowai, live on Erromango, part of Vanuatu, an island …

GoFundMe campaign for border wall aims for a billion (at least)

President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to shut down the government over funding for his border wall. But as the question of money for his campaign proposal once again roils Congress, one man thinks he may have found a solution: crowd-funding.<p>Brian Kolfage, a 37-year-old Florida resident …

U.S. Politics

Gary Sinise Foundation sends hundreds of Gold Star families to Disney World

The Gary Sinise Foundation, founded by the "Forrest Gump" star, sent more than 600 Gold Star families to Disney World this month.<p>Sinise made the announcement on Twitter with a picture of parents and children on a plane headed for the amusement park.<p>"Over 1,000 Gold Star children travel with the …

GoFundMe surpasses goal for disabled 8-year-old whose hunting gear was stolen

In something of a Christmas miracle, a disabled 8-year-old boy from Arkansas will have his custom-made hunting gear replaced after it was stolen, thanks to generous GoFundMe donors who raised over $4,800 in just one day.<p>On Dec. 19, young Jayce Collum publically denounced the crooks who recently …

Podcast: Habitat for Humanity CEO on the Far-Reaching Impact of Better Housing

Denver: I would imagine that most everyone listening knows of at least one person who has volunteered to help build a simple, decent, and affordable …

Mystery good Samaritan buys $1M of toys from Toys R Us to donate to kids

An anonymous person spent $1 million on the last remaining toys at a North Carolina Toys R Us on Friday to donate to children.<p>Toys R Us shuttered its last U.S. stores Friday, the end of a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores, brightly colored logo and Geoffrey …

10 Steps to Painless Estate Planning

We get it: Nobody wants to contemplate his or her own mortality. And you may even feel that, in the context of death, questions about who gets which of your assets seem trivial. That might explain why numerous recent studies have found that only between 35% and 45% of Americans have a will.<p>But the …

Couple's fundraiser to reunite migrant families tops $20 million

Having broken Facebook's record, the organizers set a new goal — $25 million.<p>MENLO PARK, California — A viral fundraiser established to help one migrant family separated at the border continues to shatter records, pouring millions of dollars in donations to a small south Texas nonprofit. Now, the …

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Family inherits world-record classic car collection

Harvard Really Didn't Want People To Know How It Treats Top Donors In Admissions

Harvard requested that information about how the university treats relatives of top donors in its admissions process be retracted from legal filings, blacking out the details of a secretive “Dean’s Interest List” and redacting testimony from admissions officers that appears to discuss the school's …

Billion-Dollar Blessings

How Jerry Falwell Jr. transformed Liberty University, one of the religious right's most powerful institutions, into a wildly lucrative online …

Fundraising Storm Warnings Downgraded for Now - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Fundraising Storm Warnings Downgraded for Now - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly<p>Ruth is Editor in Chief of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her …