Category: News & Notes

Obama’s adopted hometown wins bid

Obama Foundation to announce Chicago as site of presidential library, which will be built on what is currently South Side park land. “The Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be located in Chicago, two people familiar with the decision confirmed to CNN, with an official announcement coming in May….… MORE >>

NY AG looks into nonprofit’s beach house

50-year-old NYC nonprofit comes under AG investigation because president bought $1.1m Hamptons beach house, ostensibly as retreat for choir, then using it for himself. “A New York City nonprofit used a choir as part of a strategy to enrich its president, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said Tuesday.… MORE >>

St. Paul community foundation turns 75

MN’s charitable tradition is robust– underscored by the fact 5 of last 6 mayors will attend 75th anniversary celebration of St Paul community foundation. “Five St.… MORE >>

End of a (weird) era

The NFL is renouncing its unique (and “largely symbolic”) 503(c)6 nonprofit status after 50 years, which media interprets as allowing commissioner to hide salary. “In a largely symbolic move, the NFL is giving up its nearly 50-year-old tax-exempt status, league officials announced Tuesday.… MORE >>

CA veterans’ nonprofit audited

Hotline complaint leads to federal audit of CA veterans’ nonprofit, after allegations about falsified accounting documents and misallocation of $500K in funds. “A Santa Ana nonprofit that provides shelter to homeless veterans could be put out of business after a federal audit found it spent more than half a million dollars in unjustified costs and overcharged for services.… MORE >>

Auburn alumni give record gift

Auburn University received $57 million– its largest gift ever– from alumni couple John and Rosemary Brown, and is well on the way to reaching $1b campaign target.… MORE >>

Orange County’s 30 hours starts now

Orange County’s 30-hour “donation blitz” starts today and ends tomorrow; the goal is to raise $2 million in support of 342 participating area nonprofits. “Can supporters of local charities raise $2 million over a 30-hour period for their favorite cause?… MORE >>

Repurposing with a purpose

Jacksonville, FL, sets its sights on downtown hub for nonprofit headquarters, as it turns 60s-era public library into office space for a number of groups. “Walking inside the new, elegant and streamlined building that hopes to be a nonprofit mecca in Downtown, it’s hard to imagine it stripped down to nothing.… MORE >>

Love UT Give UT raised $1m

Making giving “urgent and fun”: Last month’s Love Utah Give Utah campaign, sponsored by state’s community foundation, raised $1.2 million in 24 hours. “Last month, people had 24 hours to give money, and thousands came through.… MORE >>

Payout from record weekend

Labor Day weekend, Sonoma wineries came together for annual fundraiser and raised record $3.4 million; last week the money was distributed among 84 local charities. “A record-breaking total of $3.39 million in contributions to 84 Sonoma County nonprofit organizations was distributed Thursday afternoon from the hugely successful 2014 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend.… MORE >>

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