Category: News & Notes

Kentucky gives

Kentucky Gives day was earlier this week; second year of the effort helped 308 nonprofits and raised over $440,000, a 25% increase over last year.
“The Second Annual Kentucky Gives Day, a 24-hour online giving event to benefit participating Kentucky nonprofits, raised a little over $110,000 more than last year for a grand total of $440,424.… MORE >>

Planting volunteers needed

Greening of Detroit will be planting trees on Saturdays from now until June 7; hopes to add 2,400 to area parks and neighborhoods before summer arrives.… MORE >>

Delicious philanthropy

Krispy Kreme announces 6th annual Drive for 45 Campaign; now through May 19, your doughnut purchases can help support NC camp for sick children.
“For six consecutive years, Krispy Kreme has held a fundraiser to provide summer camp experiences for children with chronic or serious illnesses via its Drive for 45 Campaign.… MORE >>

Happy 100th!

Here’s to 100 more: A NE branch of Knights of Columbus celebrated its first hundred years of “philanthropy and service” with a Mass and banquet.
“Members of the Knights of Columbus traveled by train from across the region to David City on Jan.… MORE >>

“A scripted Beltway PR move”

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s peace offering is philanthropic contributions to as-yet-to-be-determined Native American causes.
“[W]e’ll have to decipher Snyder’s motivations solely from the letter he sent to ‘everyone in our Washington Redskins Nation’ Monday night.… MORE >>

“It’s all about the cash”

Well, of course it is: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian would rather settlement from You Tube suit go into their coffers, not (as proposed) to charity.… MORE >>

Love Utah, Give Utah

Second annual Love Utah, Give Utah giving campaign was yesterday; 464 organizations participated, and as of 9:30 last night, $876,000 had been raised.
“Some 464 Utah organizations celebrated the first day of spring Thursday for the second annual day of giving sponsored by the Community Foundation of Utah.… MORE >>

Ikea Foundation the global Rockefeller

Ikea’s annual report came out, and it shows a record year for profits and for charitable giving– which was up 21% over previous year.
“The 2013 annual report the Ikea Foundation released today reveals that its giving is growing – and fast.… MORE >>

When undergrads mass…

Last weekend’s “Blarney Blowout” at UMass resulted in 70 arrests, but alumni donors aren’t blaming the students, and majority say it won’t affect their giving.
“Most who have posted, written or called in response to a MassLive post asking if news of the Blarney Blowout will impact alumni charitable giving to the University of Massachusetts say the incidents related to last weekend’s event will not effect whether they give to UMass.” — Diane Lederman, the (Springfield) Republican… MORE >>

IU’s Lilly School seeks new dean

Indiana University launches search for new dean of Lilly school of philanthropy, as inaugural dean Gene Tempel prepares to step down.
“Indiana University announced Tuesday that it is beginning the search for a dean to succeed Gene Tempel as head of its new Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which is on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.… MORE >>

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