philanthropy

David Koch
Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP, file
AP News
August 23, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as climate change and government regulation, died Friday at 79. The cause of...
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Charitable giving
Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP
June 18, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The Giving USA report , released...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018 photo, a menorah is tested outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in preparation for a celebration service at sundown on the first night of Hanukkah, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. A $6.3 million fund established in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will primarily be split among the families of the dead and survivors of the worst attack on Jews in U.S. history. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh made the announcement Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 05, 2019 - 1:08 pm
A $6.3 million fund established after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will primarily be split among the families of the dead and survivors of the worst attack on Jews in U.S. history, organizers announced Tuesday. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh set up the Victims of Terror Fund after...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2003 file photo, Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder for the dedication of the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle.
AP Photo/John Froschauer, File
October 18, 2018 - 7:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative. What happens to those commitments now? Outside of bland assurances from his investment...
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temple campus
Photo credit: Paul Gluck
Ian Bush
October 02, 2018 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some Temple University students have already made the 2020 Summer Olympics — not as athletes, but as reporters. That's part of the benefit of a $1.5 million donation from philanthropists Kal and Lucille Rudman. The five-year pledge supports Temple's student-produced...
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Starbucks will start paying employees to volunteer 20 hours a week.
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August 23, 2018 - 1:46 pm
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner (CNN Money) -- Starbucks is paying employees to give back. The company announced on Thursday that it is testing a program that will allow some employees to spend half of their workweek at a local nonprofit. With the help of Points of Light, a nonprofit volunteering group...
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