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Buffett to Ultra-rich: Meet Me Halfway
By Susan Carey Dempsey on June 18, 2010 | One Comment
Buffett to Ultra-rich: Meet Me Halfway

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This week’s blockbuster $600 billion philanthropic challenge from Warren Buffett has made headlines, but it’s a story that’s been building behind the scenes for several years. As reported in Fortune this week by …

News Briefing: Lessons Learned When Warren Buffett Hands You $1 Billion
By Kate Golden on August 14, 2009 | No Comment

The Gates Foundation appoints Joe Cerrell to head its new office in London, as part of a recent effort to build closer ties to European governments.  [Wall Street Journal]

What Warren Buffett's children have learned from …

News Briefing: Foundations Trim Staffs After Assets Slide Lower
By Kate Golden on June 22, 2009 | No Comment

The nation's foundations pare down their staffs in response to their declining assets.  [New York Times]

Warren Buffett auctions off a lunch, to benefit the Glide Foundation in San Francisco.  [Associated Press]

The Gates Foundation announces $16.5 …

News Briefing: A Mayor Tries to Undo a Potential Hurdle to U.S. Aid
By Kate Golden on April 8, 2009 | No Comment

Kevin Johnson's past leadership of a nonprofit group in Sacramento proves problematic now that he is the mayor.  [New York Times]

Peter and Jennifer Bufett's NoVo Foundation gives away millions of dollars to empower women and …

News Briefing: NY Public Schools Feed Multitudes in the Summer
By Kate Golden on July 10, 2007 | No Comment

Warren Buffett’s second annual gift of Class B shares totals $2.12 billion; Gates Foundation receives majority of the stock. [Associated Press]

New York City school system delivers free meals in housing projects, libraries, day camps, and …

News Briefing: Foundation Lets Public Help Award Money
By Kate Golden on June 26, 2007 | No Comment

The Case Foundation begins new grant program today; offers public a role in deciding who receives some of its money.  [New York Times]

Specifics of the will of philanthropist Brooke Astor released; New York Public Library …

News Briefing: CARE Recasts Itself
By Kate Golden on May 3, 2007 | No Comment

Gates Foundation is readying for Buffett’s money, due to take full effect in 2009.  [Omaha World-Herald]

CARE’s new program strategy attracts women donors.  [New York Times]

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