After death of her husband, Laurene Powell Jobs is quietly flexing her philanthropic muscle on behalf of education and immigration reform.
“For most of her 20-year marriage to Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs was content to be a behind-the-scenes philanthropist.But a desire to change US immigration laws is bringing her into the media spotlight – albeit in a carefully managed way.” — David Clark Scott, Christian Science Monitor… MORE >>
An in-depth profile of Laura and John Arnold, part of new wave of philanthropists who want to use “data analysis and science” to mitigate society’s ills.… MORE >>
“Giving with Purpose” is online class designed to “teach the art of philanthropy” through application; Doris Buffett is supplying $10K for students to grant.
“A new online course featuring investor Warren Buffett and baseball great Cal Ripken Jr.… MORE >>
Happy 100th birthday, Rockefeller Foundation– whose founding motto is dauntingly global and fittingly c. 1913: To promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world… MORE >>.
“For the richest American family of their era, the goal was fittingly ambitious: ‘To promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world.’ With that mission, underwritten by the vast wealth of John D.
UK peer Lord Ashcroft elaborates on taking the Giving Pledge — and in the process, gives us a look inside a billionaire’s reasoning.
“I have taken the pledge.… MORE >>
Albertan who made his fortune in oil posthumously revealed to be record-setting donor to Calgary Foundation — to the tune of $117 million (Cdn.)
“Daryl K.… MORE >>
WalMart set national giving records last year, including $8 million in WV (and 4 million lbs. to state food banks), where coincidentally it’s the state’s largest employer.… MORE >>
New nonprofit “Pet Food Stamps” seeks to bridge the pet-food gap, as federal food stamps can’t be put toward Fido’s diet.
“If you believe the economy is improving, you’ve likely never met someone who still can’t afford a can of cat food.… MORE >>
Philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis died April 23; leaves legacy of giving throughout the U.S., and especially for the Hudson River.
“Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a philanthropist who contributed millions of dollars to a fund that led efforts to restore the Hudson River, died April 23 at her home in Hobe Sound, Fla.… MORE >>
Actor Jeff Bridges sojourns to AZ to pick up charitable contribution from 1st graders, who sold lemonade to raise funds for hungry kids.
“Zaharis Elementary’s Lemonade Club presented $414 to Academy Award winner, author and musician Jeff Bridges, international spokesperson for Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry, last week.” — Principal Mike Oliver, the East Valley Tribune… MORE >>