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An End to AIDS: Keep Eyes on the Prize
By Susan Carey Dempsey on December 1, 2011 | No Comment
An End to AIDS: Keep Eyes on the Prize

The landscape on this World AIDS Day is an unlikely constellation formed by a diversity of players, transformative scientific research, and persistent chipping away at seemingly intractable obstacles. Appearing today at George Washington University in …

News Briefing: Patients Meet Donors From Largest-Ever Kidney Swap
By Kate Golden on December 16, 2009 | No Comment

The NFL's charitable foundation awards a $1.8 million grant to study how to better prevent childhood obesity.  [Associated Press]

Since 2005, the Smithsonian Institution has lost $12.3 million in personal property, including 89 laptop computers.  [Washington …

News Briefing: Harvard Ignored Warnings About Investments
By Kate Golden on December 1, 2009 | No Comment

South Africa will treat all HIV-positive babies and expand testing.  [Associated Press]

Bill Gates calls himself an "impatient optimist" on Meet the Press.  [Seattle Post Intelligencer]

Through the first half of this decade, advisers told Lawrence Summers …

News Briefing: Denver Public TV Plans Nonprofit News Operation
By Kate Golden on November 6, 2009 | No Comment

A Denver public television station plans a nonprofit investigative news operation with a Web site and on-air program.  [Associated Press]

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of H.I.V. prevention and research in the Public Health Department in San …

News Briefing: Travelers’ Fee Can Help Fight Diseases
By Kate Golden on September 23, 2009 | No Comment

Elaine Ullian, the Chief Executive of Boston Medical Center, was paid $3.5 million, on top of her salary, last year.  [Boston Globe]

A United Nations program that has raised $1.2 billion over the past three years …

News Briefing: South Africa Is Seen to Lag in H.I.V. Fight
By Kate Golden on July 20, 2009 | No Comment

The South African government has been notably silent on the benefit of circumcision in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.  [Associated Press]

Food stamps become easier to use at farmers' markets.  [New York Times]

News Briefing: From Haiti, a Surprise: Good News About AIDS
By Kate Golden on July 6, 2009 | No Comment

Haiti's success in the face of chronic political and social turmoil with the AIDS epidemic came because organizations cooperated and tailored programs to the country's specific challenges.  [Associated Press]

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges governments to …

News Briefing: Michelle Obama Encourages Spouses to Volunteer
By Kate Golden on May 1, 2009 | No Comment

Michelle Obama hopes to turn an annual White House picnic for members of Congress into a community service event for lawmakers and their families.  [Associated Press]

Los Angeles residents Bruce and Martha Karsh pledge $3 million …

News Briefing: Brooke Astor’s Charitable Giving Is Questioned by Son’s Lawyer
By Kate Golden on April 29, 2009 | No Comment

President Obama picks a former Clinton AIDS official to run the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.  [Reuters]

Social networking has not yet proven itself to be as effective as more traditional methods in the …

News Briefing: In the Time of AIDS, A Nonstop Crusader
By Kate Golden on August 11, 2008 | No Comment

Caryl M. Stern, C.E.O. of Unicef, talks about fundraising in a difficult fiscal year.  [New York Times]

Helene Gayle, head of CARE, is part of an elite class of international decision makers who are shaping what …

News Briefing: Report on Shriners Raises Question of Wrongdoing
By Kate Golden on July 25, 2008 | No Comment

An investigavtive committee suggests questionable financial dealings with Shriners.  [New York Times]

GlobalGiving introduces a new web site that will list projects with minimal greenhouse gas emissions.  [New York Times]

The House votes to triple financing to …

News Briefing: Auction Nets Over $40 Million For AIDS In Africa
By Kate Golden on February 15, 2008 | No Comment

The (Red) Auction at Sotheby’s raises $42.6 million to fight AIDS in Africa.  [Reuters]

U.S. aid to Africa helps Bush’s popularity in that region of the world.  [Associated Press]

Peter Peterson, the billionaire co-founder of the Blackstone …

News Briefing: In Charity and Politics, Clinton Donors Overlap
By Kate Golden on December 20, 2007 | No Comment

Two former hedge-fund analysts rigorously evaluate charities’ effectiveness.  [New York Times]

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation creates a new program to lure top students into teaching.  [New York Times]

Fundraising for the William J. Clinton Foundation …

News Briefing: Increased Compensation Puts More College Presidents in the Million-Dollar Club
By Kate Golden on November 14, 2007 | No Comment

Laura Bush, founders of the Gap, and others honored for their support of children.  [Associated Press]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits $50 million to expand HIV prevention efforts in China.  [Associated Press]

Number of million-dollar pay …

News Briefing: Top Private Education Lender Cuts Jobs
By Kate Golden on August 2, 2007 | No Comment

The Gates Foundation has awarded $15 million to Baltimore researchers hoping to combat disease’s variability.  [Baltimore Sun]

EduCap lays off scores of workers and considers shutting down its loan business as federal investigation raises doubts about …

News Briefing: Report Slams Small’s Tenure
By Kate Golden on June 20, 2007 | No Comment

Executive report criticizes Small’s tenure at the Smithsonian; calls his attitude and disposition ill-suited for public service.  [Washington Post]

The spread of AIDS in Africa is outpacing its treatment.  [Washington Post]

News Briefing: Deficits Prompt Cutbacks at NAACP
By Kate Golden on June 8, 2007 | No Comment

Arab pop stars perform series of concerts to aid Darfur.  [Reuters]

AIDS study suggests that India has millions fewer victims than had been widely believed.  [New York Times]

George Clooney, Matt Damon use premiere of Ocean’s 13 …

News Briefing: Amnesty International Monitoring Darfur
By Kate Golden on June 6, 2007 | No Comment

Human-rights activists are using high-resolution satellites to keep watch over Darfur; posting images online.  [Associated Press]

AIDS care in Puerto Rico in disarray over funds.  [New York Times]

Heinz Endowments President to retire next spring, after nine …

News Briefing: Romney Vows to Donate Salary If Elected
By Kristina Miletic on May 30, 2007 | No Comment

Mitt Romney said he would likely donate his salary to charity if elected president, a financial freedom he described as a byproduct of a successful business career. [New York Times]
Thai activist against AIDS receives $1 …

News Briefing: Gates Foundation’s Focus on HIV in China Could Face Hurdles
By Kate Golden on May 21, 2007 | No Comment

The Gates Foundation plans its first foray into China; focusing on HIV prevention.  [Seattle Times]

Solar-powered flashlights bring light to refugee camps and African aid charities.  [New York Times]

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