Category: People & Projects

Gaming for good

New musical bingo game app combines philanthropy and education; and half of proceeds will benefit FL ocean conservation nonprofit.
“Coming to your mobile phone or tablet this month: A game app that supports South Florida’s Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and its mission of marine conservation.… MORE >>

Coming wealth transfer: A tidal wave?

Profile on “rich Floridians” estimates wealth transfer in Sunshine State could reach $322 billion over the next decade.
“Some have estimated the wealth transfer in the next 10 years could be as high as $322 billion.… MORE >>

A library open for every neighborhood

1/3 of Oakland libraries are closed due to budget cuts; nonprofit group’s efforts have reopened some by paying librarians, purchasing supplies, and tapping a volunteer network.… MORE >>

“I love the institution, and I love the state”

Former University of Texas regent Bob Rowling pledges $25 million to build new business school hall on Austin campus.
“Robert B. Rowling Hall, scheduled to open in 2017, will be constructed on the northeast corner of West Martin Luther King Jr.… MORE >>

Donor intent at Columbia and one riled professor

Columbia professor sues his university, claiming they didn’t use restricted gift for journalism school as its donor intended.
“A Columbia University journalism professor filed suit against the New York institution Tuesday, claiming it inappropriately spent $4.5-million in funds related to a Knight Foundation endowment, reports The New York Times… MORE >>.

Giving time in Louisville

In face of annual drive, Louisville, KY’s mayor asks city employees to help make their town “one of nation’s most compassionate.”… MORE >>

Santorum honors his biggest campaign donor

Rick Santorum honored major donor Foster Friess at CPAC last week, and Salon… MORE >> feels snarky about it.

Re-framing the message

LiveStrong CEO Doug Ulman talks to Chronicle of Philanthropy… MORE >> about the organization’s reorientation after Lance Armstrong’s confession.
“The Livestrong Foundation works to help people with cancer survive the disease.

Third-largest gift in UM history

Alumna Helen Zell pledges $50 million to preserve and expand graduate writing program at University of Michigan in our Internet age.… MORE >>

$7.5 million and no recognition

TX donor sues Georgetown to get gifts back, says they won’t name fitness center for him because of SEC judgment.… MORE >>

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