Category: News & Notes

Catholic Charities gathers school supplies for children of families in need

With school back in, or, in some places, almost back in session, Catholic Charities is working to get supplies to children of families in need. “As kids get ready to head back to school volunteers in the community are making sure they have everything they need to be successful.… MORE >>

The $100M donation is a dud; two officials resign and Portland State

A PSU press conference that was to announce a $100M donation is canceled as it came to light that the donation was a dud; two top officials have resigned.… MORE >>

COO of Peter Young Housing, Industries and Treatment pleads guilty to larceny

Among others employees pleading guilty, the COO of the NY nonprofit, Peter Young Housing, Industries and Treatment, has pleaded guilty to grand larceny. “The office of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced the guilty plea of Jackie Gentile, the former chief operating officer of the Albany-based nonprofit Peter Young Housing, Industries and Treatment, for filing false reports with the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.… MORE >>

Texan dentist donates work for a man who used to live on the streets

A dentist in Texas gives a generous mouth-lift, to the tune of $50K, to a man previously homeless, but who now serves the poor in his job at The Soupmobile.… MORE >>

Metropolitan Moving gives back by helping A Wider Circle

This summer a moving and storage company volunteered their time and effort to help A Wider Circle, which provides basic needs throughout DC. “The summer is always a busy time of the year for local moving companies but when the founder of A Wider Circle called Metropolitan Moving and Storage to ask for help with moving some donations the moving company did not hesitate to respond.… MORE >>

Fundraising for colleges and universities rise 5.1 percent

While spending more money to manage university endowments instead of reducing student tuition,  donations for colleges and universities continue to grow unabated. “Fundraisers at schools, colleges and universities in the United States estimate that donations to their institutions grew 5.1 percent during the academic year that ended June 30, according to survey results released this month by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).… MORE >>

Oldtimers Foundation may close because of distant corruption and disjointed management

Oldtimers Foundation, in LA, may lose $2M in government contracts, because of previous board members’ corruption and management’s mishandling of money. “Inside the sprawling brick building that houses the Oldtimers Foundation, 75-year-old Eleuteria Nuno catches up with friends as she waits for lunch.… MORE >>

What happens to rates when a power company gives to charity?

VA power conglomerate, Dominion, with its captive consumers, uses their bills to pay for groups that do both charity and lobbying. “Virginia residents have been billed tens of thousands of dollars to pay for donations the state’s most powerful electricity company has made to politically connected charities, according to company records obtained by The Associated Press.… MORE >>

Produce charity struggling to pay landfill fees

Borderlands, which provides millions of pounds of produce throughout Arizona and beyond, may have to close its doors because of landfill fees. “A nonprofit in southern Arizona that helps feed thousands of families across the country can’t pay it’s newest bill.… MORE >>

Walton Family Foundation executive director resigns

Buddy Philpot announces his resignation as executive director of the Walton Family Foundation; he held the position for 15 years. “Under Mr. Philpot’s watch, the foundation grew from making about $40 million in grants annually to $374 million in 2014.… MORE >>

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