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  • FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 2:50 P.M.

    Warren Buffett delivers annual gifts worth $2.86B to five charities

    Investor Warren Buffett has delivered his annual donation of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune.

  • FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 12:47 P.M.

    Sheryl WuDunn says evidence-based philanthropy drives real change

    Sheryl WuDunn says people rarely give away money as intelligently as they make it. WuDunn will talk about evidence-based philanthropy and her book and PBS documentary on the topic, both …

  • TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016, 11:44 A.M.

    $4.4 million donation goes toward Kootenai Health hospital addition

    The lobby of Kootenai Health’s new east addition will be dedicated in honor of a philanthropist and former North Idaho resident who donated $4.4 million to the hospital’s foundation. Douglas …

  • SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2015

    Spokane foundations learning how to multiple money

    By coordinating efforts, dollars go further, and attract more contributions.

  • FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015, 9:47 P.M.

    On Philanthropy: How to succeed in the giving season

    During the holiday season, our mailboxes are overflowing with catalogs, holiday cards – and requests for donations. At this time of year, when people are feeling most generous, nonprofits work …

  • SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2015, 8:30 P.M.

    Philanthropy gets more focused to ‘move the needle’

    More charitable foundations and trusts have moved away from spreading dollars across multiple causes. Instead, their aim is to increase impact by focusing on key initiatives, then reviewing data to …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2015, 4:17 P.M.

    Nonprofits becoming more comfortable accepting pot donations

    As marijuana legalization matures, businesses are becoming more ingrained in their communities by donating cash and time to charities – a sign that the stigma of selling a drug that …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2015, 5:24 P.M.

    Civic leader Harriet Fix dies at 89

    Harriet Fix, who led numerous civic causes and participated in her family’s charitable foundation, died on Tuesday.

  • MONDAY, DEC. 1, 2014

    #GivingTuesday aims to inspire people to think of others

    After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday comes #GivingTuesday, the latest addition to a post-Thanksgiving lineup that shifts the holiday focus from getting to giving through community philanthropy. …

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013, 3:55 P.M.

    Obama earned less in 2012, pays $112k in taxes

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made less in 2012 than in any other year since taking office, with about 40 percent of the nearly $609,000 in income that he and …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 2:41 P.M.

    Amid Newtown tragedy, scam artists creep in

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The family of Noah Pozner was mourning the 6-year-old, killed in the Newtown school massacre, when outrage compounded their sorrow. Someone they didn’t know was soliciting …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 11:20 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: $1 coin backers give to Harkin center

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A South Korean businessman and his Iowa metals company gave $500,000 to a university institute honoring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, who is pushing for a …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 5:01 P.M.

    AP: Workers say charity gave little money to vets

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A veterans charity already under scrutiny for how it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in Tennessee handed out only a fraction of the money in …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 12:30 A.M.

    Like 9/11 concert, musicians turn out for Sandy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Call the “12-12-12” benefit show “The Concert for New York City” 2.0. Eleven years after the benefit concert in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 7:44 A.M.

    Penn students give out $100K in philanthropy class

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — University of Pennsylvania student Sharree Walls didn’t realize when she signed up for a course on philanthropy that she’d actually become a philanthropist at the end of …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012, 8:56 A.M.

    Obamas attend annual holiday concert in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday concert attended Sunday by President Barack Obama and his family included some non-traditional entertainment this year: a performance by South Korean rapper and Internet sensation …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 4:49 A.M.

    Big winners share lessons, risks of Powerball win

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — So you just won the $550 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what? Perhaps it’s time for a tropical vacation or a …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 5:19 P.M.

    Navy fires president, provost of grad school

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has fired the top two administrators of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., for mismanagement and fostering an atmosphere of defying Navy …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 3:54 P.M.

    Woman in Zumba prostitution case has defenders

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The dance instructor accused of turning her Zumba studio into a place of prostitution was an honors high school student who attended college and ran dance …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Zumba instructor is a great mom, friend says

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The dance instructor accused of turning her Zumba studio into a place of prostitution was an honors high school student who attended college and ran dance …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 4 A.M.

    Man climbs Chicago skyscraper using bionic leg

    CHICAGO (AP) — The metal on Zac Vawter’s bionic leg gleamed as he climbed the 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012, 5:03 P.M.

    Sandy benefit concert draws $23 million in pledges

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says its benefit concert for Superstorm Sandy victims drew nearly $23 million in donations to the American Red Cross. Friday’s hour-long telethon included performances by …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012, 2:41 P.M.

    Man climbs Chicago skyscraper with bionic leg

    CHICAGO (AP) — The metal on Zac Vawter bionic leg gleamed as he climbed 103 floors of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012, 1:40 P.M.

    Red Cross carries on despite storm-response flak

    NEW YORK (AP) — It happened after the 9/11 terror attacks, after Hurricane Katrina and now, once again, after Superstorm Sandy: The American Red Cross takes flak for its response …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 8:53 P.M.

    Songs offer messages of hope at Sandy benefit show

    NEW YORK (AP) — From “Livin’ on a Prayer” to “The Living Proof,” every song Friday at NBC’s benefit concert for superstorm Sandy victims became a message song. New Jersey’s …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 9:58 A.M.

    Civility efforts seek better behavior on campus

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jewish students in the University of California system labeled terrorists for their support of Israel. Black high school students pelted by bananas on a Tennessee campus …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 2:14 A.M.

    Seattle man gets Billy Idol to play his birthday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Henrichsen has ideas about how he might celebrate his 26th birthday this week. First, Billy Idol rolls up in a limo and tells him to hop …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 9:45 A.M.

    Parents considering legal action over school yoga

    ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 3:21 P.M.

    MacArthur Foundation reveals 2012 ‘genius grants’

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012, 4:52 A.M.

    NJ woman accused of cancer scam for wedding, cash

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — When Lori Stilley told her friends and family that she had bladder cancer, they delivered meals, held raffles and a T-shirt sale, hastily planned and …



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