Category: News & Notes

Children’s theater nonprofit robbed

Houston’s Christian Youth Theater was robbed of AC by thieves posing as repairmen; now they need $25K to replace the stolen parts. “Thieves posing as air conditioning repairmen ripped apart 10 rooftop air conditioning units at a northwest Harris County building leaving a non-profit youth theater group with an estimated $25,000 repair bill.… MORE >>

Bon Jovi recognized for his philanthropy

NJ favorite Jon Bon Jovi receives award for distinguished service in philanthropy, along with actor Ed Norton and Wikipedia founder. “A long-running philanthropy organization will honor Jon Bon Jovi for his off-stage efforts.… MORE >>


NY investigation into embezzlement of nonprofit drug rehab money uncovers 4 employees accused of siphoning $30 million in state funds. “The number of Long Islanders accused of bilking New York City drug rehabilitation centers has doubled from two to four and the amount they allegedly stole has increased tenfold from $3 million to $30 million, authorities said.… MORE >>

Company closing affects MO nonprofit

Food processor Cargill is closing a MO facility; decision reverberates to local nonprofit that received 160 lbs of donated meat a week. “Cargill’s decision to leave Springfield is impacting more than the 118 workers who were laid off. … MORE >>

Nice work if you can get it

VA nonprofit contracting firm racked up $1.1 million bill for “staff parties and retreats” using government agency’s overhead account. “The largest nonprofit contractor working for the U.S.… MORE >>

Facebook CPO gives $1m

Facebook CPO Chris Cox and his wife donated $1 million to Palo Alto nonprofit that brings music and tech training to underprivileged kids. “Facebook CPO Chris Cox and his wife, filmmaker Visra Vichit-Vadakan, have donated $1million to Live in Peace, an East Palo Alto nonprofit that provides academic, music and technology training to inner city youth.” — Tamara Palmer,… MORE >>

He loved giving his money away

Sam Simon, man behind TV classics like The Simpsons, died this week; his last years were spent giving away millions in royalties. “Sam Simon, who was one of the major creative forces behind ‘The Simpsons’ and who left the show after its fourth season in a lucrative arrangement that allowed him to spend much of the rest of his life giving his money away, died on Sunday at his home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.… MORE >>

Old friend new head of Clinton Foundation

Doesn’t sound like they cast a very wide net: Donna Shalala named new head of the Clinton Foundation. “Donna Shalala, a former Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton, has been selected to lead the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the Wall Street Journal reports.… MORE >>

Update on March Millions

March Millions was intended as month-long campaign to aid MN nonprofits with matching funds from Bremer Foundation, but goal was met in first four days. “When the Otto Bremer Foundation committed to match up to $1 million in donations to southeastern Minnesota community nonprofits in the month of March, it may have underestimated how charitable donors would be.… MORE >>

Happy National Pancake Day

Today is National Pancake Day: IHOPs across America will give you a short stack in hopes of your $5 donation to Children’s Miracle Network. “It’s that time of year again — the day IHOP shovels stacks of free pancakes onto plates across America, all in the name of charity.… MORE >>

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