Category: People & Projects

Best of times, worst of times

AZ family wanted to unplug from technology and plug into community, so they’re on 10,000 mile road trip where they help local charities as they pass through town.… MORE >>

Whatever happened to…?

Were you a fan of the TV show Dallas? Ever wonder what happened to Linda Gray? Well, she’s been busy with philanthropy, in the city of Dallas itself.… MORE >>

Crowdfunding a cure

Ebola researcher at Scripps launches CrowdRise campaign to raise $100,000 for immediate purchase of equipment, hoping to speed up a cure. “A scientist at the Scripps Research Institute who is leading an international effort to find a cure for Ebola has turned to crowdfunding to raise money to buy equipment to speed her work.… MORE >>

Couldn’t we just use “practicum”?

Philanthrocapitalism, meet “pracademic,” says Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, who is as excited about her MOOC as she is about the philanthropic future. “Stanford Graduate School of Business professor and philanthropist Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen has a new vision for how young people should be taught the value of giving: ‘I want strategic philanthropy to be a part of every four-year college curriculum in the country.’… Arrillaga-Andreessen presented the ideas of ‘philanthrocapitalism’ and the ‘pracademic’ as she announced her new online course on giving, and could not contain her excitement about the next generation of social consciousness.” — Caleb Garling, Vanity Fair… MORE >>

Nonprofit’s Kickstarter campaign helps girl

Thanks to NC nonprofit and Kickstarter campaign, 9-year-old Mexican girl received cochlear implants and foster home to stay in while she adapts to them. “Marcelina is working on her listening and language skills after cochlear implant surgery this summer to give her a sense of sound.… MORE >>

Becky’s Hope takes in livestock

27 horses, 6 dogs, and a potbelly pig: TX nonprofit that shelters abandoned and abused livestock is named for Becky, the horse that started it all.… MORE >>

Socks for the homeless

NYU student asked homeless what they needed most; when they told her “socks,” she started a nonprofit, which so far has given away 12,000 pairs. “After knocking on doors for almost a year, Knock Knock Give a Sock, founded by Silver junior Adina Lichtman has received over 12,000 pairs of socks to give to the homeless community.… MORE >>

Pets for Patriots now in WV

WV county gets its own chapter of Pets for Patriots, pairing homeless pets with veterans, and possibly mitigating effects of PTSD in the process. “Pet owners know the comfort and companionship having a dog or cat provides, but to some veterans, especially those with physical or mental wounds, owning a pet may be the difference between life and death.… MORE >>

Angels for Allison

FL nonprofit Angels for Allison was started by parents who lost a child; so far, they’ve helped 100 families plan and pay for children’s funerals. “When 15-year-old Allison Haramis (pictured below) died in a car accident on the way home from the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, the last thing her parents could even think about was planning her funeral.… MORE >>

Clean water for 25,000 people per day

Water Missions International of NC has sent 5 water treatment systems to West Africa to help curb the spread of Ebola (and cholera) from contaminated water.… MORE >>
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