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  • Altruistic Infanticide

    08/11/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 30 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 8/11/2014 | Scott Walter
    “Earnestness is stupidity sent to college,” quoth the wise and well-traveled wit P.J. O’Rourke. The line would seem to fit many adherents of the Effective Altruism movement, a trendy subset of the philanthropy world.... The movement’s intellectual guru, Peter Singer [is] best known for his support of infanticide, bestiality (and other forms of “animal liberation”), and necrophilia (as long as it’s consensual).... [There is a] near-perfect parallel between (1) a passage in Singer’s Practical Ethics that justifies killing a disabled infant in hopes of someday having another child “with better prospects of a happy life,” and (2) a historical account...
  • American Generosity Spurred by Entrepreneurs

    07/25/2014 12:29:16 PM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 2 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Scott Walter
    America isn’t just a bit more generous than your typical country. We’re an order of magnitude (and counting) more generous than most countries, including Germany and Japan. ... “American capitalism differs from all other forms of industrial capitalism” because it focuses "on both the creation of wealth (entrepreneurship) and the reconstitution of wealth (philanthropy). Philanthropy is part of the implicit social contract that continuously nurtures and revitalizes economic prosperity." ... nonprofits must learn that they are not in an “independent sector.” They are dependent not just on that abstraction known as the economy but also, horrors, on its heroic leaders,...
  • After getting treatment in a Koch-funded hospital, MSNBC host has total change of heart

    06/25/2014 12:24:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell returned to the network after spending several weeks recovering from a motor vehicle accident in which he broke his hip in multiple places and sustained a variety of other injuries. While O’Donnell appeared totally healed from his ordeal, he came back a changed man on at least one issue: the Koch brothers. In an emotional monologue, O’Donnell opened up about the taxi accident that sent him and his brother to a hospital – a hospital which he praised profusely. That facility was the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where David Koch...
  • Michelle Obama announces million-dollar philanthropic effort to help military families

    04/30/2014 12:27:46 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 30 at 1:53 pm | Katie Zezima
    First lady Michelle Obama announced Wednesday the launch of a nationwide philanthropic effort to raise millions of dollars to help military families receive the support they need. Under the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge, more than 30 organizations are promising to raise $102 million for military families to help with things such as improving schools on military bases and helping families transition when a service member returns home. This is in addition to $62 million in commitments that exist. "Right now we are in a pivotal moment for our military families and our country," Obama said at an event at the...
  • ‘Evil’ Koch Brothers Rank #59 in Political Donations Behind 18 Different Unions

    03/15/2014 5:56:08 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 13, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Democrats hate the Koch Brothers. They believe the Koch Brothers are the root of all evil because they donate to Republicans and conservative causes. This week Senate Democrats once again asked the IRS to crack down on conservative groups including Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. Democrats want to silence the opposition. So how big of a threat are the Koch Brothers? Over the past twenty five years, from 1989 to 2014, Koch Industries has donated $18,083,948 in political contributions to Republicans. While that seems like a large sum, it only ranks them as...
  • Liberals protest $100 million donation to hospital because David Koch gave the money

    03/12/2014 6:38:26 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/10/2014 | Robby Soave
    Hatred for Charles and David Koch is now so pervasive among the far-left that unions are actually protesting a hospital that committed the cardinal sin of accepting a $100 million donation from the infamous billionaires–even though the money will likely create jobs for unionized employees of the hospital. The donation, made by businessman and philanthropist David Koch, is the largest in the New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s history, and will be used to build a new wing at the facility, according to The Washington Free Beacon. The Free Beacon’s Andrew Stiles pointed out that the donation “will presumably create a fair number...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Donates $992 Million to Charity Funding Planned Parenthood

    02/13/2014 11:27:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | Christinia Martin
    Philanthropy magazine released an article titled “A Look at the 50 Most Generous Donors of 2013.” Topping the list was Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan. In 2013 the couple donated 18 million shares of Facebook valued at $992.2 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View, California. The couple previously donated 19 million Facebook shares to the same foundation in 2012. markzuckerbergThe Silicon Valley Community Foundation describes its organization as a “comprehensive center of philanthropy.” They partner with donors to fund for profit and non-profit organizations around the globe. On their...
  • World Giving Index 2013: U.S. Is #1

    12/25/2013 5:53:01 PM PST · by lbryce · 4 replies
    TaxProf Blog ^ | December 25, 2013 | Paul L. Caron
    World Giving 2013: This fourth edition of the World Giving Index again presents giving data from across the globe over a five year period (2008-2012). The World Giving Index 2013 includes data from 135 countries across the globe that was collected throughout the calendar year of 2012. .... The Index is based on an average of three measures of giving behaviour - the percentage of people who donate money to charity, volunteer their time, and help a stranger, in a typical month. ... The United States is ranked first in this year’s World Giving Index (Table 1), reclaiming a position...
  • Africa's Aid Mess: why the philanthropy of Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, and Bono largely fails.

    12/02/2013 6:29:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Barron's ^ | 12/02/2013 | PAUL THEROUX
    The desire of distant outsiders to fix Africa may be heartfelt, but it is also age-old and even quaint. Curiously repetitive in nature, renewed and revised every decade or so, it is an impulse Charles Dickens described, in a wickedly accurate phrase, as "telescopic philanthropy." That is, a focus from afar to uplift the continent: New York squinting compassionately at Nairobi. Never have so many people, so many agencies, so many stratagems, so much money been deployed to improve Africa -- and yet the majority of the movers are part-timers, merely dropping in, setting up a scheme in the much-mocked...
  • The Bacon-Wrapped Economy

    03/23/2013 1:15:07 AM PDT · by thecodont · 15 replies
    East Bay Express / EastBayExpress.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | By Ellen Cushing
    Last July, Google threw an office party. But this being Google — the third largest company in the world as of January — it wasn't really a standard ice-cream-cake-and-canned-beer office party. The event was luau-themed, so the company hired staff to dig big holes in its Mountain View campus' lawn and fit spits inside for the purposes of roasting pigs, according to people who were there. There were tables full of food and drinks scattered around. Also on offer: a sophisticated wave machine so employees could try their hands at surfing — miles away from the ocean. In the tech...
  • Jersey City officials 'teed off' over gift-card giveaway for Sandy victims

    12/20/2012 8:05:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    An effort by a Livingston billionaire to hand out free $100 gift cards to Jersey City residents affected by Hurricane Sandy turned into a fiasco last week after some residents who spent hours on line say they were later not able to obtain the gift cards. The effort led to long lines at some community groups last Monday night as people sought to register for the cards and long lines again two days later when residents showed up to pick them up, according to residents, community leaders and organizers of the charity effort. Two City Councilwoman blasted the effort at...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donating $500 million in stock to Silicon Valley charity

    12/19/2012 10:00:49 AM PST · by OKRA2012 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/19/12
    SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a Silicon Valley charity with the aim of funding health and education issues. Zuckerberg donated 18 million Facebook shares, valued at $498.8 million based on their Tuesday closing price. The beneficiary is the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a nonprofit that works with donors to allocate their gifts. This is Zuckerberg's largest donation to date. He pledged $100 million in Facebook stock to Newark, N.J., public schools in 2010, before his company went public earlier this year. Later in 2010, he joined Giving Pledge,...
  • UPS Ends Grants to Boy Scouts Over Discrimination

    11/13/2012 10:53:41 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press
    The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently strip funding from the scouts. The UPS Foundation made the change Thursday after an online petition protesting its annual grants to the Boy Scouts attracted more than 80,000 signatures. UPS, based in Atlanta, follows computer chip maker Intel in withdrawing corporate support for the Boy Scouts. The UPS Foundation gave more than $85,000 to the Boy Scouts in 2011, according to its federal tax return. Federal...
  • Sorry, Inner City Chicago Kids And AIDS Patients, Donald Trump Will Not Be Giving You A Penny

    10/24/2012 6:41:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 24, 2012
    Donald Trump is offering to donate $5 million to charity--just so long as President Barack Obama digs up and releases his passport and college records in the next week (to The Donald’s “satisfaction,” of course). So this is what it takes to get the purported billionaire to act like a philanthropist? As reported in these pages, the real estate developer is the country’s least charitable billionaire ...
  • Various Financial Sector Reports [Rank of best ministries]

    10/22/2012 7:50:13 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 6 replies
    MinistryWatch.com ^ | 2012 | MinistryWatch.com
    Various Financial Sector Reports Select a sector, and select which type of financial efficiency rating group to display Sorting: Click on a column header to sort. Hold shift key + click to sort by multiple columns if the first clicked column has multiple rows of identical data. Ministry Noteworthy Efficiency Rating Efficiency Rank Sector Breath of Life, Inc. #1 (100%) Educational Media Children's Medical Ministries (CMM) #2 (99.7%) Relief and Development World Help #3 (99.4%) Foreign Missions Christian Blind Mission /CBM #4 (99.1%) Relief and Development Citihope International #5 (98.8%) Relief and Development Persecution Project Foundation #6 (98.5%) Advocacy Kingsway...
  • Less religious states give less to charity: study

    08/20/2012 6:40:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 20, 2012
    BOSTON -- A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity. The study released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that residents in states where religious participation is higher than the rest of the nation, particularly in the South, gave the greatest percentage of their discretionary income to charity.
  • The progressives’ war on philanthropy

    03/22/2012 7:41:10 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 6 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    America’s religious and private philanthropic organizations are under attack from the left. Money begets power in almost every endeavor of human life. The couple with the largest down payment receive the lowest mortgage interest rate. Those with the reputation as big tippers get the best tables and service at restaurants. The business with the healthiest cash reserve has the power to not only prosper but also to gobble up its competitors during lean times. As true as this maxim is in the private sector, it’s even more prevalent in government circles. Politicians buy votes by offering “free stuff” to their...
  • Philanthropists eye LDS model of self-reliance

    12/12/2011 7:26:49 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 115 replies
    Deseret News ^ | December 1, 2011 | Elizabeth Stuart
    They may seem drastically different: a nonprofit that helps children build lemonade stands, an organization that encourages character building through sports and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But they all have the same underlying goal: to promote economic self-reliance. The LDS Church Thursday was the last stop on a nationwide tour highlighting best practices in economic self-reliance. During a two day conference sponsored by The Philanthropy Roundtable, representatives from charitable foundations across the country took a tour through Welfare Square, the LDS Humanitarian Center and the Bishop's Central Storehouse.
  • Obama's pen pals: When you write to the president he might write you back

    10/21/2011 8:18:26 PM PDT · by mockingbyrd · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/21/11 | Piper Weiss
    Every night before he goes to sleep, the president of the United States reads 10 letters from the pile of 20,000 sent to him by Americans every day. Sometimes, he writes back. He's even, on occasion, included a check. "It's not something I should advertise, but it has happened," President Barack Obama told reporter Eli Saslow, author of the new book, "Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President." Saslow has spent a year poring over the presidential mail, sent from Americans weathering the desperate economic climate. There's Natoma Canfield, the cleaning woman battling cancer who can't afford to pay...
  • Jobs’s Philanthropic Record Is The Subject Of Debate

    10/07/2011 11:02:08 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 35 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 10/7/11 | Peter Whoriskey
    For one of the nation’s most famous billionaires, Steve Jobs kept a low profile as a charitable donor. Unlike fellow tech leaders Bill Gates of Microsoft and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, he did not sign the Giving Pledge, the effort under which the nation’s richest individuals commit to giving at least half of their wealth to philanthropy. His name is absent from the list of gifts of $1 million or more maintained by Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy. And it wasn’t until after an unflattering media report aboutJobs on the subject over the summer that Apple in September initiated a...
  • Parker Bros, Poker and the Myth

    10/05/2011 10:14:33 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 6 replies
    Stories of Global Transformation Blog ^ | October 4, 2011 | Dr. James W. Jackson
    Parker Brothers made millions of dollars marketing the table game Monopoly. It takes two to three hours to play a round of the game. Its history can be traced back to 1904 where it was developed as a teaching tool to explain the single tax theory. Poker is a game where betting begins with some form of forced bet by one of the players. Each player is betting that the hand he has will be the highest ranked. Each of the other players must either match the maximum previous bet or fold. Both games include one striking similarity . ....
  • Responses From Charities to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami (comprehensive listing)

    03/14/2011 5:35:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Chronicle of Philanthropy ^ | March 14, 2011 | Cody Switzer
    The Yomiuri Shimbun/AP Images A 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Miyagi Prefecture, in the northern part of Japan. In the tsunami that followed, a huge tidal wave covered Kesennuma Port. Updated on March 13; items added since Friday are marked with a bullet •The strongest-ever earthquake to hit Japan triggered a tsunami on Friday  that moved across the Pacific Ocean. Japanese news outlets are reporting that about 1,800 people are confirmed dead, and some sources fear the toll could be as high as 10,000.Following are updates based on items submitted by charitable organizations and other sources. The Chronicle has not independently...
  • The Rich Aren't Quite So Evil

    12/13/2010 10:52:53 AM PST · by stafko · 5 replies
    redstate ^ | Chad Stafko
    The Rich Aren't Quite So Evil Please see the link below to a piece titled, "The Rich Aren't Quite So Evil", which discusses the philanthropic nature of the rich. http://www.redstate.com/stafko/2010/12/12/the-rich-arent-quite-so-evil/ Chad
  • The American (after tax) generosity machine

    10/08/2010 12:59:55 PM PDT · by DallasDeb · 2 replies
    You Tell Me, KTBB AM600, 92.1 FM, Tyler Texas ^ | October 8, 2010 | Paul Gleiser
    Earlier this week on Tuesday morning, the top folks at Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler hosted a breakfast for the purpose of making a big announcement. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Owen have made a cash gift to Trinity Mother Frances of $18 million for the purpose of building a seven-story, free-standing heart hospital that will be named in their honor. As I sat there listening to the presentation and looking at the artist’s renderings of the facility, slated for completion in 2012, I couldn’t help thinking that people like Louis and Peaches Owen are among the very people...
  • Chinese Billionaire to Donate Entire Fortune

    09/07/2010 4:13:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 7 SEP, 2010
    A billionaire has pledged to donate his entire fortune to charity after his death, becoming the first in China to do so. Chen Guangbiao, chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu Renewable Resources Utilisation, took the decision to give up his mammoth wealth on a charity call made by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investment baron Warren Buffett. Chen said in an open letter to Gates and Buffett posted on his company website on Sunday that he would donate his entire fortune of more than five billion yuan ($735 million) to charity when he dies, the China Daily reported Tuesday. Since they launched...
  • Gates, Buffett Goad Peers to Give Billions to Charity

    06/16/2010 8:22:24 PM PDT · by chickadee · 17 replies · 466+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2010 | ROBERT A. GUTH And SHELLY BANJO
    Warren Buffett and Bill Gates called Wednesday on their billionaire peers to give away half of their wealth. The pronouncement by Messrs. Buffett and Gates stems from a series of dinners the two men held over the past year to discuss the effects of the recession on philanthropy with some of the nation's richest people, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, investor Ronald O. Perelman and David Rockefeller, his family's patriarch. The result of the dinners is an invitation, called the Giving Pledge, which asks the nation's billionaires to publicly commit to give at least half of their wealth to...
  • The Meaning of Wealth Translated Around the World

    05/25/2010 7:30:03 AM PDT · by chickadee · 2 replies · 395+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2010 | Robert Frank
    We like to think the reasons for seeking wealth are universal. Humans, by nature, like to be comfortable, like to have power and like to have the choices and freedoms offered by lots of stuff and money. Yet it turns out there are some regional variations in the meaning of wealth around the world. The new Barclay’s Wealth Insights study, released this morning from Barclay’s Wealth and Ledbury Research, finds that the emerging-market rich view wealth very differently from the older-money Europeans and the slightly less nouveaux Americans.
  • Nashville Help...John Rich is Lending A Hand

    05/07/2010 11:43:15 PM PDT · by dixiechick2000 · 24 replies · 632+ views
    I'm sorry for the vanity...and all of the topics it's posted in...but not really. ;o) I searched for this particular topic, and couldn't find it. John Rich has donated a song written and recorded yesterday to benefit the folks in the Nashville area. He's giving the song download away...free..., but asks that you click the link to donate. We have many Tennessee FReepers here, and some in Nashville who could use oould use your help. I hope those of you who are able to will join me.
  • Charitable Conservatives Give More, Chatter Less

    04/28/2010 6:43:20 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 10 replies · 385+ views
    Menzies House ^ | April 29, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Ben-Peter Terpstra writes on why conservatives tend to give more than left-of-centre liberals. I can see why Ann Coulter detests the compassionate conservative label. Indeed, it sounds as patronising as the articulate black label because conservatism is compassionate, period. In Makers and Takers Peter Schweizer explains (page 70): Over the past fifteen years, the General Social Survey has consistently shown that religious conservatives are 25 percentage points more likely than [left-of-centre] liberals to donate money to help the poor and are 23 points more likely to volunteer time for that cause. As Arthur Brooks points out, the annual gap in...
  • Biden's After Income-Tax 2009 Income is $249K, Only $4,820 goes for Charity

    04/15/2010 11:04:31 AM PDT · by goods · 27 replies · 967+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 15, 2010 | AP
    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, reported an adjusted gross income of $333,182 for 2009. They paid $71,147 in federal income taxes, $12,420 in Delaware income taxes and $1,477 in Virginia income taxes. The Bidens gave $4,820 to charity, in cash and in-kind donations
  • Bill Gates Admits Vaccines Are Used for Human Depopulation...

    03/01/2010 12:43:15 PM PST · by TaraP · 87 replies · 3,277+ views
    Youtube ^ | Feb 28th, 2010
    Next are two short excerpts from a recently filmed TED presentation (Feb 2010) by none other than Bill "Microsoft" Gates. At the heart of Gates' address lies the central Global Warming dogma, which dictates that Co2 emitted by human beings are the primary culprit for the unwanted heating of the globe. Since this artificial alleged human-induced heating effect allegedly stands to devastate the planet if left unabated, Global Warming dogma proponents therefore argue that human Co2 emissions must be drastically reduced. As Gates casually addresses the issue, he goes on to state that one way to accomplish this goal is...
  • Evil Carnegie,Annenberg,Ford tax-free Foundations: Socialist Indoctrination thru Educational System

    If you didn’t believe the United States had been the victim of the conspiracy of usurpation from within by now, you will after this interview conducted by G. Edward Griffin in 1982. Griffin interviewed Norman Dodd, a Congressional investigator heading the 1953 Reese Committee, charged with investigating tax-exempt foundations and charitable organizati0ns the United States. Why investigate those organizations who ‘do so much good‘ in society, like the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, the Carnegie Endowment, or the Guggenheim Fund? The investigation focused on whether any of these organizations were undertaking un-American activities, which were defined through the Committee as ‘activities...
  • No Whites Need Apply For Bill Gates Scholarship

    02/04/2010 8:26:19 PM PST · by DwFry · 186 replies · 4,207+ views
    Bill Gates has made his scholarship fund off limits to white teenagers. The Gates Millennium Scholarship fund is financed by a $1 Billion endowment Bill Gates made in 1999. The fund explicitly denies eligibility to white students. “Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they: Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American;"
  • Bill Gates makes world's biggest ever single charitable donation

    01/29/2010 2:03:45 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 53 replies · 897+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 29th January 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    Bill Gates made the largest ever single charitable donation when he pledged $10billion (£6billion) to develop and distribute vaccines. The Microsoft founder hopes the money, to be spent over the next ten years through his foundation, will save the lives of more than eight million children in the world's poorest countries. 'We must make this the decade of vaccines,' he said. 'Vaccines already save and improve millions of lives. 'Innovation will make it possible to save more children than ever before.'
  • Oil-Rich Nations Fall Far Short in Haiti Donations

    01/20/2010 6:53:48 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 6 replies · 330+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 1/20/2010 | Staff
    What do Alyssa Milano, Sandra Bullock, Lance Armstrong, Gisele Bundchen, the country of Senegal and — very possibly — you have in common? All — including you — have donated more funds to the Haitian relief effort than oil-rich nations like Saudi Arabia and Iran. That's right ... if you personally have donated money to help the earthquake-stricken people of Haiti, then you have contributed more money than the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iran, whose combined dollar donation is a big fat zero.
  • The Obamas Write a $15,000 Check for Haiti Recovery (But Spent $40,000 on Christmas Vacation)

    01/20/2010 5:32:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 56 replies · 2,229+ views
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | Sunlen Miller
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama donated $15,000 today to the Haiti relief efforts, the White House confirms. The donation came from their personal bank account, a check written to the Clinton-Bush Haiti fund. “The President and First Lady have been inspired by the way that millions of Americans have responded with tremendous generosity to the Haiti crisis – even in these tough economic times,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest says, “So, today, they sent their own check for $15,000 to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund to support the ongoing relief efforts in that country.” The Clinton-Bush Haiti fund was...
  • Rush Limbaugh - 10th Most Generous Celebrity per The Giving Back Fund

    01/14/2010 8:00:10 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 48 replies · 2,411+ views
    Giving Back Fund ^ | September 14, 2008 | Giving Back Fund
    Oprah Ranked Most Generous Celebrity Pop Tags: Oprah Winfrey Posted on September 14th, 2008 by Eva Lam Oprah Winfrey has been proclaimed the world’s biggest giver — again. For the seoncd year running, the day-time host topped a list of the 30 most generous celebrities for giving $50.2 million US last year through the Oprah Winfrey Foundation and Oprah’s Angel Network, which fund education, health care and advocacy for women and children. The list, now in its second year, was compiled by The Giving Back Fund, a charity that aims to encourage philanthropy. Claiming the No. 2 spot was trumpeter...
  • Native Americans and Philanthropy

    01/08/2010 10:44:54 AM PST · by rocketpreacher · 84 replies · 1,020+ views
    Who is consistently advocating for the Native Americans? No one! Why? Why is it that during the 1900's all other races in the United States were given equal rights? Why is the only face not included in President Obama's Cabinet one from a Native American Tribe? The Native Americans continue to stand apart from real help. They continue in endless litigation processes before the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate. This whitepaper, written as a partial requirement in a Master's Degree program, was also written to help create a case for civil society by advocating for real justice on behalf of...
  • Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders

    12/11/2009 5:02:43 AM PST · by usalady · 3 replies · 241+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 11, 2009 | Martha
    Bill Gates is known as the world’s most successful capitalist and is less famous for being the world’s biggest philanthropist.
  • New LDS emphasis: Care for the needy

    12/10/2009 11:50:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 540+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 10, 2009 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Compassion for the elderly and infirm that has come to characterize Thomas S. Monson's ministry soon will be embraced more fully by the worldwide church he leads. The LDS Church is adding "to care for the poor and needy" to its longstanding "threefold mission," which is to preach the LDS gospel, purify members' lives and provide saving ordinances such as baptism to those who have died. This mission first was coined by late LDS President Spencer W. Kimball in the 1980s and since then has been repeated as a mantra by the church's more than 13 million members. The new...
  • Charities Rise, Costing U.S. Billions in Tax Breaks (NYT moaning about loss of tax rev)

    12/06/2009 7:25:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 883+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/06/09 | STEPHANIE STROM
    December 6, 2009 Charities Rise, Costing U.S. Billions in Tax Breaks By STEPHANIE STROM The number of organizations that can offer their donors a tax break in the name of charity has grown more than 60 percent in the United States, to 1.1 million, in just a decade. Experts say nonprofits are skillfully exploiting the tax code’s broad and elastic definition of what constitutes such a charity, making it difficult for the Internal Revenue Service, which must bless them, to say no. The agency approved 99 percent of the applications for public charity status last year, according to a new...
  • Charles Woodson donates $2 million to U-M hospital

    11/26/2009 10:53:06 AM PST · by Hildy · 13 replies · 1,032+ views
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)—Charles Woodson(notes) wants to be known as more than a football player. Donating $2 million to the new University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital gives him a chance to do that. The school announced Woodson’s gift on Thanksgiving before he played for the Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Lions. Woodson’s money will support pediatric research by The Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund in the $754-million, 1.1-million square foot hospital slated to open in 2012. He hopes to attract the world’s best researchers who want to help children with cancer, heart disease, kidney disorders...
  • What $11.6 trillion could do.

    11/05/2009 8:04:14 AM PST · by Conservative Digest · 9 replies · 375+ views
    Conservative Digest ^ | 11/5/2009 | Conservative Digest
    According to Bloomberg.com the U.S. has committed $11.6 trillion to bailouts, stimulus packages, and other government programs that have mostly benefited the rich and politically connected. No one really knows for sure how much of that money has been wasted, lost, or stolen. Imagine what positive things could be done if that money were put in a charitable foundation where two laws apply: 1. the principal can never be touched 2. The foundation must use 5% of its earnings annually on philanthropic activities. Any earnings above the 5% can be used for administrative cost and/or to build the principal. Some...
  • Bill Gates vs. the Famine Lobby (The Left demonizes "Frankenfoods" while Africa starves)

    10/30/2009 5:38:44 PM PDT · by FrontPageMag.com · 32 replies · 1,312+ views
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | October 30, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    Bill Gates took on the Famine Lobby while addressing a forum on the world food supply in Iowa. Speaking at the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Gates took aim at the chorus of environmental leftists and organic food advocates who believe Africans should starve rather than eat genetically modified (GM) foods. “Some voices are instantly hostile to any emphasis on productivity. They act as if there is no emergency, even though in the poorest, hungriest places on earth, population is growing faster than productivity,” he said.The opposition is significant, because Gates is left-of-center himself. The Bill and Melinda...
  • Goldman Sachs ponders $1bn charity donation

    10/14/2009 3:50:16 PM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies · 903+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 13 Oct 2009 | James Quinn
    Goldman Sachs is considering donating in excess of $1bn (£627m) to charity in an attempt to quell the growing furore over the likely size of its 2009 bonus pot. The investment bank which is set to report its results for the three months to September on Thursday, is understood to be giving serious thought to some form of large philanthropic donation. The aim of the donation, first disclosed by Henry Blodget's Business Insider blog, would be to deflect the likely row come at the end of the year. By then Goldman's total compensation pot is expected to be a record...
  • Rush Limbaugh, Girlfriend Pledge $100,000 Toward Holiday Decorations (Rush Saves Christmas!)

    10/14/2009 8:08:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 68 replies · 4,706+ views
    Palm Beach Daily News ^ | Tuesday, October 13, 2009 | William Kelly
    Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh and girlfriend Kathryn Rogers have promised the town $100,000 toward the cost of new holiday decorations. The gift is part of $350,000 in private donations pledged by a few town residents, Town Council President David Rosow said at Tuesday's council meeting. Limbaugh wanted to help bring "brightness and cheer" to a town he dearly loves, said Rosow, who is a friend of Limbaugh's. Rosow solicited the donations to cover the entire cost of the new lights and garlands, and installation of wiring to support them. "No one I called said 'no,' " Rosow said....
  • THE TIDE FOUNDATION (BIG SCAM)

    09/25/2009 5:29:22 PM PDT · by bronxville · 16 replies · 1,610+ views
    Activist Cash ^ | 09/23/2009 | Staff
    TIDE FOUNDATION: Overview Tides Foundation & Tides Center When is a foundation not a foundation? When it gives away other foundations’ money. Most of America’s big-money philanthropies trace their largesse back to one or two wealthy contributors. The Pew Charitable Trusts was funded by Joseph Pew’s Sun Oil Company earnings, the David & Lucille Packard Foundation got its endowment from the Hewlett-Packard fortune, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation grew out of General Motors profits, and so on. In most cases, the donors’ descendants manage and invest these huge piles of money, distributing a portion each year to nonprofit groups of...
  • Microsoft’s Gates Gets Indira Gandhi Prize

    07/25/2009 8:35:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 211+ views
    AP Report ^ | July 25th 2009
    Microsoft’s Gates gets Indira Gandhi Prize Foundation has committed nearly $1 billion to India for health projects NEW DELHI - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Saturday received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development from India's president, a government statement said. The prize recognizes his work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It is awarded annually to individuals or organizations for creative efforts that promote peace, development and a new international economic order. As of this month, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had committed nearly $1 billion for health and development projects in India. Most of...
  • Philanthropist Gives $5M to Madoff Victims

    07/16/2009 10:05:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 521+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 16, 2009
    A Massachusetts philanthropist who lost most of his personal fortune in the Bernard Madoff scandal has paid $5 million out of his own pocket to restore the retirement savings of employees who lost money in the multibillion dollar scam. Robert I. Lappin on Wednesday made up for the lost savings of the 60 employees of his company, Shetland Properties Inc., and of his charity, the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation, whose 401(k) plans were managed by Madoff. The foundation, which sends Jewish youths to Israel, closed briefly when it lost $8 million in Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Lappin tells The Boston...
  • Uncharitable Attack on Charity

    06/15/2009 7:49:13 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 3 replies · 375+ views
    [Attack on freedom with an ACORN tie-in.] June 12, 2009 – Americans historically are a generous people. Thus it’s shocking to see the National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy undermining the valid foundations of charity in the name of charity. A major report from that organization asserts that “Philanthropy at its Best must serve the public good by contributing to strong, participatory democracy that engages all communities.” It then asserts that any charitable organization that properly promotes this value must do two things: First, “Provide at least 50 percent of its grant dollars to benefit low-income communities, communities of color and...