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  • US Jewish philanthropist bought winning Powerball ticket for employee

    01/14/2016 3:56:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies ^ | 1/14/16 | staff
    One of the three winners of the record-breaking Powerball lottery jackpot in the United States became wealthy overnight thanks to the generosity of her boss, one of the American Jewish community’s leading philanthropists. Shlomo Rechnitz, a health care magnate who owns 80 assisted living facilities throughout California, purchased nearly 18,000 lottery tickets for all of his employees, one of which happened to contain the winning numbers. The unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will be divided among three winning tickets purchased in Tennessee, California and Florida. Each ticket is worth $528.8 million, lottery officials said in California, one of 44 states...
  • Hillary Emails Shed Light on Clintons’ Role in Loan to Fraudster

    09/03/2015 11:36:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 3, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    The latest batch of publicly-released State Department emails provide more evidence that a $10 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to Clinton Foundation donor Claudio Osorio was made as a result of pressure from Bill and Hillary Clinton. The loan to a company named InnoVida, owned by Osorio, was supposed to be for building houses in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, but Osorio used the money to finance a lavish lifestyle. Osorio is currently in prison for fraud. OPIC is an independent agency but submits its budget through the State Department. The Clintons’ efforts to push the OPIC loan...
  • Clinton Foundation Silent as Investor Probes Corruption in Relief Programs

    05/27/2015 4:34:00 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 21 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 5/27/2015 | Sputnik
    The Clinton Foundation's financial statements over the past six years have been fraudulent, Wall Street investor and financial analyst Charles Ortel, who is preparing a 100-page report on the issue, told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The organization, which has recently had doubts cast publicly over its transparency, including claims that it accepted substantial foreign donations while Hillary Clinton was in power, has remained silent on the matter, ignoring media requests for comment. "The Clinton Foundation financial statements are simple to evaluate under New York law; what they have produced, particularly since 2009, is fraudulent," Ortel said. Under New York state...
  • Why did billionaire pay Clinton $15 million?

    glaringly missing from the summary was mention of $15 million in fees paid by Burkle's Yucaipa Global Opportunities Fund since 2002
  • Lotto-winning philanthropist Bernadette Gietka dies at 65

    08/12/2014 6:39:53 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 12 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/12/14 | Maria Wiering
    Dundalk resident Bernadette Gietka was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and aspiring playwright working four part-time jobs in June 2003 when she won the $183 million jackpot from the Mega Millions interstate lottery game. She chose the cash payout option of $112.8 million, taking home $76 million after taxes. Her win was the fourth largest in state history, a windfall both for Gietka and the charitable causes she championed. Gietka died Aug. 10 in Phoenix, Md., at age 65. A funeral Mass will be offered Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary in Fells Point. Shortly...
  • Philanthropist Willard Hackerman remembered as supporter of Catholic education

    02/12/2014 2:25:28 PM PST · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 2/12/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    Philanthropist Willard Hackerman, president and chief executive officer of Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., is being remembered in the Archdiocese of Baltimore as a generous supporter of Catholic education. Hackerman, who was Jewish, died Feb. 10 at age 95. Since 1996, Whiting-Turner has given more than $1 million to Catholic schools in the archdiocese, primarily for tuition assistance scholarships, said Matthew Anthony, director of development for the archdiocese. According to Anthony, Whiting-Turner made a six-figure gift to kick off the archdiocesan Partners in Excellence scholarship program, founded in 1996 by Cardinal William H. Keeler. “It all starts with his relationship with Cardinal...
  • WVU Patron,Philanthropist, Pharmaceutical giant, Milan Puskar dies (another AMerican success story)

    10/07/2011 9:17:17 PM PDT · by MadelineZapeezda · 20 replies
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | Oct.7, 2011 | Travis Crum
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Milan "Mike" Puskar, co-founder of the third-largest generic pharmaceuticals company in the world and longtime donor to West Virginia University, died Friday at age 77. Puskar died at 8:30 p.m. in Morgantown after a battle with cancer, said Steve Lorenze, his business partner. In 1961, Puskar co-founded Mylan Laboratories Inc. in Morgantown. The company began as a distributor, buying finished goods and reselling them to pharmacies and physicians. In 1966, it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture its first medicine, Penicillin G. Mylan now is a Fortune 500 company with headquarters in...
  • Max Palevsky dies at 85; computer magnate and philanthropist

    05/06/2010 7:32:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 389+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 6, 2010 | Elaine Woo
    A founder of Intel, the billionaire donated lavishly to political causes and the arts. He was a key backer of L.A.'s first black mayor, Tom Bradley.
  • 7 year old earns $10,000 and builds orphanages in Haiti.

    07/20/2009 1:51:01 PM PDT · by jan in Colorado · 22 replies · 2,204+ views
    Imperfect Action is Better Than No Action ^ | July 15, 2009 | Giovanna Garcia
    Isabelle Redford is a 7 year old little girl who loves to draw, but her art is more than just kid stuff. She is an artist. Her drawings are good enough to earn some real money but she isn’t spending it on toys or candy. Isabelle draws cards and raise money to help the orphans. It all started when Isabelle was 5, her mother Kelly Redford told her a story about twin girls in Haiti whose mother died during childbirth. Isabelle immediately asks her mother, “What can we do, we have to help.” Isabelle brainstormed and thought of a way...
  • TV-Review-"Philanthropist"-A Liberal's Dream Show; America's Got Talent-Or Does It?

    07/05/2009 2:20:34 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 168+ views
    Fish TV Reviews ^ | 7/5/09 | Pat Fish
    Heh. Surely the producers of The Philanthropist meant this show to be a comedy. Surely? It's a liberal's dream show, as far removed from truth and reality as…well most liberal ideas. We've got a tongue-in-cheek, pokey-fun review. Also, America's Got Talent continues on and the acts being sent through just boggle the mind. 75 dancing little girls donned in little orphan annie wigs? The judges think they can win this thing? HGTV's "Showdown" quickly review and dismissed. All with pics and video you'll find nowhere else on the Internet.
  • Roy Huffington, Oilman and Philanthropist, Dies at 90

    07/14/2008 6:38:51 AM PDT · by Alia · 5 replies · 120+ views
    FOX News ^ | 7-14-08 | staff
    HOUSTON — Roy M. Huffington, an oilman who played a major role in developing Indonesia's oil and natural gas sector and later served as a U.S. ambassador to Austria, has died. He was 90. Huffington died Friday while traveling out of the country, according to the funeral home George H. Lewis and Sons. Huffington also founded the Huffington Foundation, which donated millions of dollars to Houston charities, and also served as the chairman of the New York-based Asia Society for more than seven years in the 1980s. Huffington served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and upon his...
  • Fleetwood RV founder, philanthropist John Crean dies in OC at 81

    01/12/2007 4:09:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 883+ views
    John Crean, the rags-to-riches Orange County multimillionaire whose Fleetwood Enterprises was one of the nation's largest manufacturers of recreational vehicles, has died. He was 81. Crean, also known for his extraordinary philanthropy, died Thursday at his Santa Ana Heights home, Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. spokeswoman Kathy Munson confirmed Friday. Crean had been ill with heart disease. Crean and his wife Donna traveled nationwide asking RV owners what they liked and disliked about their RVs. The ideas were then incorporated into new models. He founded Fleetwood Enterprises in Riverside in 1950 and it was a $3 billion-a-year Fortune 500 company when he...
  • Startups with a heart-Venture capitalists seek philanthropic causes to endow through foundation

    12/21/2005 12:32:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 194+ views
    San Francisco Canadian ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2005 | Carolyn Said
    When venture capitalists Bill Draper and Robin Richards Donohoe decided they wanted to give back to the community, they came up with a grant-making foundation modeled on the same principles they use in their VC business. The Draper Richards Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides early-stage grants of $300,000 over three years to social entrepreneurs with a vision of changing the world. The partners rely on the same due-diligence process and business acumen that brought them success in the financial world. They're among a growing wave of executives and entrepreneurs who have taken business models into the nonprofit arena, not only...
  • ALABAMA: The Philanthropist Next Door (Funds Endowments, Civil Rights&Confederate Museum)

    07/24/2005 6:41:04 PM PDT · by Southack · 26 replies · 573+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | Sunday, July 24, 2005 | KATHY KEMP
    The Philanthropist next door Couple pinches pennies to endow scholarships, make other contributions Sunday, July 24, 2005 KATHY KEMPNews staff writer You won't find his name on buildings or bridges or hospital wings. Not yet anyway. But Ron Howard, whose annual salary hovered around $55,000 when he retired in 1996, is leaving the kind of philanthropic legacy that typically comes from deeper pockets. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have their names on five $20,000 scholarship endowments that support education students at the University of Alabama, Ron's alma mater. At the University of Mississippi, where Elizabeth earned an education degree, they've...
  • A Philanthropist of Science Seeks to Be Its Next Nobel

    04/20/2005 12:04:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 1,720+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/19/05 | Dennis Overbye
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The boys were halfway across a snowfield when the German airplane appeared. Their rifles, clumsily camouflaged, were sticking out of their backpacks. They stood frozen as the plane buzzed in tighter and tighter circles around them, wondering if they should run for the only possible shelter, a large boulder in the middle of the field. It might finally have been curtains for the Kavli boys, Fred and Aslak. "If we'd run, we would have been done for," Fred Kavli, 77, recalled recently, his head thrown back as he communed with memories of an adventurous youth in...
  • Simon Loss From Walsh-Lapsley Missteps - An Analysis

    11/07/2002 10:59:38 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 10 replies · 361+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 7th, 2002 | Jamie Fisfis
    <p>Bill Simon's political team inadvertently accomplished what no one thought possible just two years ago: They ran a campaign against Democrat Gov. Gray Davis without mentioning the energy crisis.</p> <p>Team Simon tried to run the Republican candidate for governor as an ethical standard-bearer in moderate California. The strategy wasted four years of work by Republicans in the Legislature, who hammered Davis on energy missteps and then heroically sustained a budget debate until September even as it was obvious that Team Simon was doing nothing to take advantage of their efforts. Instead, the Simon campaign defied the wisdom of all its polling, its extensive focus groups and even recent California political history. It entered the ethics minefield.</p>
  • William E. Simon, Sr. & Jr. Devout Catholics, Philanthropists and Politicians

    11/07/2002 5:21:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 436+ views
    William E. Simon, Sr. & Jr. Devout Catholics and Politicians.