Category: People & Projects

Premium encourages fans to get involved

Country music star Eric Church has foundation that helps needy families in TN and NC; making contribution of your own gets you priority concert seating.
“Back in 2013, when Eric Church’s current album was called simply Chief, he threw that name onto a charitable fund he started with his wife[,] Katherine.… MORE >>

The Goulden Touch

Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould believes it’s “incredibly important to start teaching people at a young age the importance of giving back”.
“Despite the fact that he plays for my hometown team, there is no bias in calling Gould the best kicker in Bears history and one of the best the NFL has seen at his position.… MORE >>

Ice bucket fraud?

Chinese philanthropist Chen Guangbiao took ice bucket challenge to 11 when he submerged himself in freezing water for 30 mins., but eagle-eyed viewers think he faked it.… MORE >>

Leading by example

For fellow tennis pros, Andre Agassi an example off the court, too– for philanthropic endeavors that include $550m partnership for charter schools.
“These days, everyone who’s anyone in tennis — and some who struggle to fit that description — has established a charitable organization.… MORE >>

Kardashian’s donations pointless?

Were the $15K in donations Khloe Kardashian gave to ex-husband’s cancer charity for naught? Cathy’s Kids raised $2.2m but seems to have not given much away.… MORE >>

NY saying thank you in OK

This year’s project for NY Says Thank You, community service group commemorating 9/11, is One Day Ranch, OK animal shelter damaged by tornado.
“In February 2013, [Maeghan] Hadley purchased land with a barn and created 1 Day Ranch, a nonprofit animal rescue and rehabilitation center.… MORE >>

Médecins sans Murs

Doctors without Walls is Santa Barbara’s local answer to Médecins sans Frontières; since 2005, they’ve served over 10,000 people through weekly clinics.
“‘Doctors without Walls’ is a group of people who are dedicated to providing free volunteer medical care to the most vulnerable people in Santa Barbara County.… MORE >>

Free tuition in Philly

Lower-income kids in Philadelphia area can receive free school tuition, thanks to grants to a nonprofit that took over 15 archdiocesan schools.
“Independence Mission Schools, a model of urban education that combines private education with entrepreneurial business management practices and academic accountability, offers parents in Philadelphia another option to consider for their children’s pre-K to eighth grade education.… MORE >>

Russia’s richest (and most generous)

Wealthiest Russian, Alisher Usmanov, is also his nation’s most philanthropic: He gave away $194 million in 2013, which puts him at 14th on global list.
“Alisher Usmanov, Russia’s wealthiest man, was also its most generous philanthropist in last year, donating $194-million, according to a Bloomberg survey of the country’s 25 richest people and their giving.… MORE >>

Prince William goes to work at nonprofit

Following “successful career as a search-and-rescue pilot,” Prince William joins nonprofit air-ambulance charity, will donate salary back to charity.
“East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), a registered charity, reveals the Duke of Cambridge is joining the service as a helicopter pilot.… MORE >>

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