Category: People & Projects

Boston College Law School professor named “philanthropy critic of the year”

The Boston College Law School professor, Ray Madoff, who has been calling on congress to solidify a legal requirement for charitable payouts, was named philanthropy critic of the year.… MORE >>

A partial history of the Ford Foundation interwoven with the biography of its current president

The author weaves a history of the Ford Foundation with the biography of its current president; the author glosses over eugenics and the foundation, did she skip anything in the president’s past?… MORE >>

Best new philanthropy website of 2015

Perhaps the second best philanthropy website, ahem, began in 2015; in its short existence HistPhil has established itself as an important resource for the philanthropic sector.… MORE >>

Chicago steakhouse serves top dollar meal to the clients of Catholic Charities

The high-end steakhouse on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago celebrates a day of giving on the January 1st, when clients of Catholic Charities receive the five-star service and meal.… MORE >>

Teach the children to give to charity

Parents are the first teachers their children have, but not the only ones, and grandparents can play an integral role in teaching children about charity; this grandma shares her experience.… MORE >>

Employee-directed giving programs allows a more personal approach to corporate giving

Many companies use employee-directed giving programs (EDG), which allows the employee to give a specified amount of money to a local charity. “Started as a pilot in 2012, the EDG program allows each of Cummings Properties 370 employees to direct a donation of $1,000 to an area non-profit of their choosing.… MORE >>

Jordan names 23 charities to receive his settlements from a lawsuit

A few months back Lebron James’ charity was contrasted with the lack thereof of the greatest basketball player of all time; Jordan has responded with a first step toward charity.… MORE >>

Conserving Chicago’s artistic and architectural heritage

A historical and cultural philanthropist giving in the Chicago area, Richard H. Driehaus is one billionaire interested in conserving the Windy City’s artistic and architectural heritage.… MORE >>

Nonprofit pharmaceutical producer struggles to find seed money

Drew Quality’s goal is to produce generic prescriptions at a fair price, and they are doing so as a nonprofit; finding foundations to support their work has not been easy.… MORE >>

Up late tending her newborn, Kim Kardashian helps KS high schooler reach shoe-giving goal

A high schooler was collecting shoes to give to a charity and was halfway to her goal, but when Kim Kardashian heard of the charity, she helped the girl meet her goal.… MORE >>

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