Stories tagged: donation
UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plans
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms.
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Whitworth University getting $3 million to fund ‘dean of spiritual life’ position
Two alumni have pledged to give $3 million to Whitworth University to fund an administrative position overseeing the Presbyterian school’s campus ministry programs.
UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 12:51 p.m.
James Patterson donating $2 million to classroom libraries
James Patterson has increased his annual donations for classroom libraries from $1.75 million to $2 million.
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, noon
From one school to another: North Central DECA delivers big boost to Spokane Guilds’ center
Students at North Central High School have given a big boost to the Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Foundation donates $905K to Museum of Idaho
A foundation has donated nearly $1 million to the expansion efforts of the Museum of Idaho.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6:31 p.m.
Northwest Harvest receives donation of more than 19,000 pounds of beef
A donation of more than 19,000 pounds of beef to Northwest Harvest is benefiting community food banks and meal programs throughout Central and Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
West Valley High band director surprises Indiana drill team with brand new musical equipment
West Valley High School band director Jim Loucks makes good on promise to present new band equipment to an Indiana drill team that captured his heart over a year ago …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Anonymous donor puts $10K in Portland kettle
An anonymous donor put $10,000 in a Salvation Army kettle in Portland.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s
The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
James Patterson gives $1.75 million to classroom libraries
Classroom libraries from Sarasota, Florida, to Bremerton, Washington, are among thousands being given $500 donations from author James Patterson.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
Trumps donate $1M to 12 Harvey relief charities
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are donating a total of $1 million to a dozen organizations involved in Harvey relief work, including the American Red Cross, the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate
Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook’s pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Gates makes largest donation since 2000 with $5 billion gift
The billionaire donated 64 million of the software maker’s shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on June 6, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings released Monday. The …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Bruno Mars donates $1M from concert to Flint water crisis
NEW YORK – Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. The Grammy-winning star told the …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Britney Spears donates to Louisiana schools’ flood recovery
Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates helps save food bank
A food bank in a small Washington town will get to remain in its building, thanks to former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
MIT gets $140 million donation from anonymous alumnus
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is getting a $140 million donation from a former student.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
A $100 million goal to boost journalism, fight for facts
The philanthropy established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar will contribute $100 million to support investigative journalism, fight misinformation and counteract hate speech around the world.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Trump donates first 3 months of salary to Park Service
President Donald Trump is donating the first three months of his salary to the National Park Service.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Anonymous donor pledges $5 million to OSU’s Bend campus
An anonymous donor has pledged $5 million toward expending Oregon State University-Cascades campus in Bend.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Kennewick students warmed by help from faraway island town
As temperatures dipped into the single digits in the Mid-Columbia, a group of elementary students were warmed last week with the help of mothers 2,760 miles away.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Yakima County sheriff’s deputy shows man true meaning of season of giving
The season of giving became personal for Andrew Rosas when he left his overnight shift at Shari’s Restaurant early this morning.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Anonymous donor puts $10,000 check in Salvation Army kettle
A donor who wishes to remain anonymous dropped a $10,000 check into a Salvation Army kettle in western Pennsylvania.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
Yakima medical group will pay $4.5 million settlement in charity care case
Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center and its parent company have agreed to a $4.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over the hospital’s charity care practices.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Donation could speed removal of aging Nelson Dam
The Nelson Dam on the Naches River has hampered salmon trying to migrate upstream for nearly a century, while preventing tons of sediment from being carried downstream where it’s needed.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
Teacher, librarian leaves $500,000 estate to Missoula Public Library
A former Missoula public school teacher and librarian has left her estate to the foundation for the Missoula Public Library’s children’s programming.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Gates Foundation gives University of Washington $210 million
The University of Washington is getting $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being …
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 9:12 p.m.
$24 million donation to benefit University of Montana
The University of Montana is the recipient of a $24 million donation that will benefit its forestry and global leadership program.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Japanese battleship flag donated at Pearl Harbor
A Japanese navy flag that flew on the battleship of the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor was donated Thursday to the National Park Service.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival receives $5 million donation
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has received a $5 million donation, the second-largest individual contribution the festival has ever received.