“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 >>
Holocaust survivor, American citizen Tad Taube opens Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 74 years after escaping Nazis there.
“As his train rolled across Germany in 1939, passing through small towns where swastikas fluttered from flagpoles, Tad Taube cowered in fear each time Nazi police entered his compartment and barked orders for his documents – papers that plainly identified him as an 8-year-old Jewish boy from Poland.” — Vanessa Gera, the Miami Herald… MORE >>
Coach Joe Paterno’s family looks to philanthropy as rehabilitation for their loved one’s currently checkered legacy.
“Scott Paterno says today’s headliner appearances by his mother Sue and brother Jay at a child abuse prevention breakfast in Harrisburg today is just the first step of what he predicts will be many by his family in an issue area that has become so complex for them.… MORE >>