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News Briefing: Donations from Americans for Haiti top $1 Billion

By Kate Golden on March 8, 2010No Comment
  • The former chief operating officer of Catholic Charities has called on the organization to reverse its recent decision to change health benefits for employees’ spouses.  [Washington Post]
  • According to Charles Bronfman, the new crop of philanthropists is focusing on smaller start-up organizations and looking for ways to leverage their gifts.  [Wall Street Journal]
  • Experts who track charitable giving say donations from Americans for earthquake relief in Haiti have passed the $1 billion mark.  [Associated Press]
  • Giving by U.S. companies endured the worst recession in decades with mixed results as some pared back philanthropy in the face of tough times, others increased budgets, and most predicted a steady 2010.  [Reuters]
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