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News Briefing: Giving by wealthiest donors to remain flat in 2008
August 19, 2008 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

Is working for a nonprofit  the best way to serve the needy? [NY Times]

Giving by the wealthiest Americans to remain flat in 2008. [Financial Times]

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News Briefing: Virginia Congressman questions impact of $20 million gift to Georgetown
February 22, 2008 – 8:56 am | No Comment

Virginia Congressman Rep. Frank Wolf (R) raised questions this week regarding a $20 million donation made from a Saudi Prince to Georgetown University in 2005 to name the The Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. [The Hoya] …

News Briefing: Young Donors Turn to the Internet to Fund Their Favorite Causes
August 24, 2007 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday slammed a U.S. decision to blacklist the major charity al-Salah Association, one of the largest Islamic charities in the Gaza Strip. The Association’s bank accounts were frozen earlier this …

News Briefing: Foreign Aid Workers to be Screened for Terror Ties
August 23, 2007 – 9:34 am | One Comment

A Muslim charity, Life for Relief and Development, asked a judge to return documents seized by the FBI last September [New York Times]
The Bush administration plans to screen thousands of people who work
with Foreign …

News Briefing: “Stretch” Donors Sacrifice for Charity
July 6, 2007 – 9:55 am | No Comment

Nonprofit officials say they are receiving an increasing number of "stretch" gifts: donations seemingly out of proportion to the givers’ resources. To the shock or chagrin of friends and family, these gifts often require donors …

News Briefing: Anonomous $100 Million Donor Provides Scholarships for 1,200
June 1, 2007 – 10:50 am | No Comment

In elections held yesterday by the Board of Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art, Jerry I. Speyer was elected as Chairman, succeeding Robert B. Menschel. Mr. Speyer, President & CEO of Tishman Speyer Properties, …

News Briefing: 98% of Millionaires in Study Will Give to Charity This Summer
May 31, 2007 – 9:32 am | No Comment

Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely have donated $100,000 to help replace an unsafe playground at an elementary school on Kauai, where they own a home. [New York Times]
The capital campaign for a new Safe …

The Responsibility of Billionaire Leadership
March 21, 2007 – 10:01 am | No Comment

When Forbes Magazine recently published its annual list of the world’s wealthiest people, many eyes were drawn not to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, but to the richest man in Mexico, Carlos Slim Helú. Slim …

Drug Companies Find a Philanthropic Spirit
March 7, 2007 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

Drug companies are widely known for spending millions of dollars developing drugs for the industrialized world, while virtually ignoring the needs of those in poorer countries.
Last week, the fourth-largest drug company in the world …


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