Category: People & Projects

“Staggering, even to me”

Interview with fund manager Bill Gross; he and wife Sue pledged to give away their $2 billion fortune, and in only 2 years have made significant headway.… MORE >>

Where the future is always now

The New Yorker profiles Marc Andreessen, who, thanks to a hardscrabble youth, “seethes with beliefs” (and thanks to his millions, has the resources to pursue them).… MORE >>

When “the impact of a blanket is huge”

In 2010, OR mom and daughter started nonprofit in honor of family member; since then, Alexia’s Cozy Covers has given 2500 handmade quilts to community’s neediest.… MORE >>

I owe it to my mother

Bill Gates credits his mother with encouraging him to become philanthropic– she was first female president of King County United Way. “Today, Bill Gates is one of the biggest philanthropists in the world.… MORE >>

“This guy was special”

IN businessman Donald Danielson has died at 95; was longest-serving trustee of Indiana University, where he helped raise a “collective $800m” for the school. “Donald ‘Danny’ C.… MORE >>

SC breastmilk bank seeks to save lives

Nonprofit Mother’s Milk Bank becomes first breastmilk bank in SC; by donating contributions to neonatal ICU, hopes to reverse rate of infant mortality. “South Carolina’s first breast milk bank opened in North Charleston last week with a 34-liter donation — two coolers full — of frozen milk from an anonymous Georgetown mom.… MORE >>

14-year-old nonprofit head has 10 years’ experience

“I’ve learned so much”: Joshua Williams started FL nonprofit Joshua’s Heart Foundation 10 years ago — at the ripe old age of 4. “Joshua Williams leaned over his half-eaten cheeseburger to explain what it’s like to be a teenager with 10 years of experience running a nonprofit to feed the hungry….… MORE >>

Cardinals sue nonprofit over ticket misuse

St. Louis Cardinals are suing youth nonprofit after they sold official discounted tickets on StubHub for more than face value, pocketing profits. “The St. Louis Cardinals are suing a nonprofit for fraud, alleging that it scalped thousands of choice game tickets for a profit that were supposed to be used to support youth baseball.” — Jennifer S.… MORE >>

Harper Lee starts nonprofit

Octogenarian author Harper Lee has set up nonprofit Mockingbird Company in order to ensure play adaptation of her novel continues to be performed in AL hometown.… MORE >>

David Weekley awarded 2015 Simon Prize

The winner of the 2015 Simon Prize for Philanthropic Enterprise is TX homebuilder David Weekley, who has given both money and time to charitable causes for decades.… MORE >>

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