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News Briefing: Big Players Scale Back Charitable Donations

By Kate Golden on November 26, 2008No Comment
  • Some of the country's universities try to sell pieces of their portfolios privately.  [New York Times]
  • A new study by Harvard researchers estimates that the South African government would have prevented thousands of deaths if it had provided antiretroviral drugs to AIDS patients.  [New York Times]
  • Nearly 100,000 people in eastern Congo receive aid from the U.N. Children's Fund.  [Associated Press]
  • Roger Clemens is asked to end his involvement with a charity golf tournament as his reputation continues to suffer from the Mitchell Report.  [Associated Press]
  • Even the titans of philanthropy – including the Gates Foundation, David Koch, and Sheldon Adelson – are rattled by current economic conditions.  [Wall Street Journal]
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