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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 …

Gates Pledges $1.5 Billion for Women and Children in UN Partnership
By Tom Watson on June 8, 2010 | One Comment
Gates Pledges $1.5 Billion for Women and Children in UN Partnership

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $1.5 billion this week in alliance with the United Nations to improve the health of women and children around the world – but the dollar …

News Briefing: Mayo Clinic’s Philanthropy Campaign Raises $1.35 Billion
By Kate Golden on January 27, 2010 | No Comment

Mayo Clinic raises $1.35 billion despite a weak economy.  [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

The Gates Foundation plans to raise its health funding aimed to reduce maternal mortality in Malawi.  [Reuters]

News Briefing: After ‘Mistakes,’ Wyclef Jean Group Gets New Accountants
By Kate Golden on January 25, 2010 | No Comment

Bill Gates remains enthusiastic after his first year of full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  [Seattle Times]

The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Wyclef Jean, has raised more …

News Briefing: Getty Museum Director to Leave Post This Month
By Kate Golden on January 8, 2010 | No Comment

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's endowment fund changes its operating procedures in the wake of Madoff's Ponzi scheme.  [Washington Post]

Michael Brand, director of the J.Paul Getty Museum, will step down from his post at …

News Briefing: Charities Rise, Costing U.S. Billions in Tax Breaks
By Kate Golden on December 7, 2009 | No Comment

The Internal Revenue Service approved 99 percent of the applications it received for public charity status last year, according to a new survey.  [New York Times]

Hedge fund managers dominate the boards of many of the …

News Briefing: Gates Donates $335 Million to Schools
By Kate Golden on November 23, 2009 | No Comment

The Gates Foundation announces a $335 million investment in teacher effectiveness, with major grants for experiments in tenure, evaluation, compensation, training, and mentoring.  [Boston Globe]

President Obama announces an Educate to Innovate campaign, whose purpose is …

News Briefing: American Charities May Not Have a Happy Holiday
By Kate Golden on November 16, 2009 | No Comment

Only 38 percent of Americans say they are more likely to give a charitable gift as a holiday present this year, compared to 49 percent last year, according to a new survey.  [Associated Press]

Consultants hired …

News Briefing: Gates Foundation Grants Support Unusual Research
By Kate Golden on October 21, 2009 | No Comment

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington files for federal bankruptcy on the eve of a civil trial against the diocese and a former priest.  [Associated Press]

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announce new grants of $100,000 …

News Briefing: Obama and Elder Bush Team Up on Call to Service
By Kate Golden on October 16, 2009 | No Comment

President Obama joins President George H.W. Bush in urging citizens to volunteer today.  [Associated Press]

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announces a $10 million gift to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  …

News Briefing: Gates Foundation Helps Bring Banking to the Poor
By Kate Golden on September 21, 2009 | No Comment

A national health bill includes a proposal to "improve the community service, transparency, and billing practices of nonprofit hospitals."  [Chicago Tribune]

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announces an effort to bring banking, including savings accounts, …

News Briefing: For Agassi, Cheers for Work Off the Court
By Kate Golden on August 28, 2009 | No Comment

The school Andre Agassi founded draws a visit from the Secretary of Education.  [New York Times]

The Will Rogers Ranch Foundation asks the California Department of Parks and Recreation to allow it to manage and operate …

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: Grant to Help Restore Bumblebee Habitat Near Farms
By Kate Golden on July 17, 2009 | No Comment

The Natural Resources Conservation Service gives grant to restore bumblee habitat near farms.  [Associated Press]

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announces plans to distribute $100 million in each of the next two years to nonprofits …

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: Charities Loosening Strings on Arts Grants
By Kate Golden on June 4, 2009 | No Comment

Foundations are rethinking the way they do business.  [New York Times]

President Obama intends to nominate Jim Leach, a former Republican congressman from Iowa, as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  [New …

News Briefing: A Quiet Meeting of America’s Very Richest
By Kate Golden on May 21, 2009 | No Comment

In a tough economy, donors focus on how to do the most good.  [New York Times]

Some of the country's most prominent capitalists meet secretly in New York to discuss philanthropy.  [New York Times]

The Gates Foundation …

News Briefing: Study of Gates Foundation Shows Global Influence
By Kate Golden on May 8, 2009 | No Comment

A new study of the Gates Foundation illustrates its global reach with spending on health issues, but notes a need for accountability on whether the money is being spent effectively.  [Associated Press]

Bill Clinton speaks to …

News Briefing: Messages With a Mission, Embedded in TV Shows
By Kate Golden on April 2, 2009 | No Comment

The Gates Foundation will spread health-related messages in television shows through a deal with Viacom.  [New York Times]

The U.S. donates more than 16,000 tons of rice to Myanmar cyclone survivors.  [Reuters]

Wal-Mart donates $423 million in …

News Briefing: Lawyer Who Was Hired by Yankees Sues the Team’s Bronx Community Charity
By Kate Golden on April 1, 2009 | No Comment

The Gates Foundation announces a $48 million collaboration with the National Science Foundation to fund research on ways to make crops resistant to drought, disease, and pests.  [Seattle Times]

A lawyer hired by the Yankees to …


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