Category: People & Projects

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 >>

Gates goes to India

Bridging a divide between rich and poor: Bill Gates held a private meeting with some of India’s richest citizens, “in a bid to encourage” more charity there.… MORE >>

Kendra Scott gives back

Jewelry designer Kendra Scott got start designing headwraps for chemotherapy patients; nowadays she hosts events where 20% of proceeds go to cancer charity.
“For jewelry designer Kendra Scott, designing means more than a gross profit — it means community….… MORE >>

Adrian Peterson foundation on “hiatus”

In wake of negative publicity, Adrian Peterson’s All Day Foundation is on “hiatus”; Special Olympics MN has already “pulled away” from partnership with running back.
“Adrian Peterson’s charitable foundation was placed on ‘hiatus,’ its website cleared and Facebook page deactivated on Tuesday after some charities it supports received questions about being affiliated with the Minnesota Vikings running back who faces felony charges for child abuse.… MORE >>

Blue Jays receive Patterson Award

Toronto Blue Jays receive Patterson Award from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for their charitable work, becoming 5th MLB team to be so honored.
“The Toronto Blue Jays’ charitable arm was recognized Wednesday with the 2014 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sport Philanthropy.… MORE >>

$1 million gift to UC Santa Cruz

Julie Packard, director of Monterey Bay Aquarium and daughter of David, gave alma mater UC Santa Cruz $1 million in support of sciences.
“Philanthropy, [Julie Packard] says, was also an early value, inculcated even before David Packard grew wealthy.… MORE >>

Of course she does

No surprise at headline about Silicon Valley native: “Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen argues for bringing a data-driven mindset to philanthropy”.
“Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, who founded and runs a foundation that advises and educates people on philanthropy, took the stage to say that this generation has a unique opportunity and approach to philanthropy given its entrepreneurial mindset.” — Kim-Mai Cutler, TechCrunch.com… MORE >>

Joan Rivers, philanthropist

In death, Joan Rivers is remembered for her philanthropy, which included charities supporting AIDS research, suicide prevention, and guide dogs for blind.
“Joan [Rivers] was also involved in philanthropy.… MORE >>

Bloomberg bored of philanthropy?

Is Michael Bloomberg returning to namesake firm because he’s “bored of philanthropy,” or was he unable to tear himself away from day-to-day operations?
“It was only a matter of time before he would decide to take back the reins. … MORE >>

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