Category: People & Projects

Super Bowl philanthropy

Three NFL-franchise owners are donating $1 million each to benefit local kids, as New York prepares to host the Super Bowl this Sunday. “Three prominent philanthropic families are stepping forward with $1 million each to ensure the legacy of Sunday’s Super Bowl is remembered for years to come in youth centers and playgrounds across the region.… MORE >>

Everyone a philanthropist

Warner Bros.’ Impact program makes philanthropy a company-wide dialogue, with a focus on strategic giving instead of one-time donations. “When it comes to corporate social responsibility, Warner Bros.… MORE >>

The Chinese Donald Trump

Here’s a New Republic profile of China’s Chen Guangbiao, whose recent whirlwind US trip demonstrated his penchant for “turning philanthropy into theater”. “In China, Chen Guangbiao is old news.… MORE >>

Tough economy

Financial problems force South Dakota CARES to close after 74 years of helping disabled; nonprofit was founded in 1939 to help polio victims. “After nearly 74 years of helping families cope with disabilities, financial difficulties are shutting down the nonprofit South Dakota CARES, originally known as the South Dakota Society for Crippled Children.… MORE >>

McCormick museum tree contest

IL’s McCormick museum sponsors tree-decorating contest for nonprofits; winner Save A Vet received donation of $2,500 from McCormick Foundation. “Of the seven Christmas trees displayed at Wheaton’s Robert R.… MORE >>

What could go wrong?

Little Baby Face Foundation is NY nonprofit that gives free plastic surgery to bullied teens–but the jury’s out on whether it’s a good idea. “A nonprofit in New York has an admirable mission: to provide free plastic surgery for low-income children who have facial deformities.… MORE >>

Philanthrolocalist Taylor Swift

If you were wondering why Taylor Swift was named “Tennessean of the Year,” it’s in no small part due to her local philanthropy. “Swift has become a worldwide ambassador for Tennessee’s capital city, an example to millions of young (and not-so-young) people of how to turn damaged feelings into healing creativity, and a financial booster to some of the city’s most important institutions.… MORE >>

130 years of helping Detroit kids

Founded by nuns in 1883, Detroit charity Vista Maria is “oldest continuously operating nonprofit in Michigan,” and annually serves 1,000 at-risk kids. “Vista Maria concentrates on shaping youth’s lives, and Jayelo Harvey is a shining example of the nonprofit’s efforts.… MORE >>

Rewind on a “Fast Forward” bequest

Case of Dallas philanthropist Marguerite Hoffman and her once-anonymous Rothko sale gives rest of us a glimpse through “window into high-priced art [and] philanthropy”. “A federal court case involving tens of millions of dollars that has grabbed the attention of national media, local high society and the international art world could be decided in Dallas as early as Tuesday.… MORE >>

“Conscious capitalism” at Whole Foods

“Doing business consciously” includes philanthropy: An interview from India with Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb. “Can the business of business continue to be just business in complete disregard of environment and society?… MORE >>
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