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Stories with subject: Philanthropy
  • Upstate NY museum receives trove of couple's modern art 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 5:13 pm

    GLENS FALLS, New York - An upstate New York museum known for its collection of work by Rembrandt, van Gogh and Picasso says it has received its largest donation of modern artwork in years.

  • Pop-up store aims at back-to-school crowd 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 4:28 pm

    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Washington - Like summer vacation, Bainbridge School Supply will come and go in a busy blur.

  • Boy dies 2 weeks after fundraiser for his cancer treatment 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:16 pm

    LAKEWOOD, Colorado - A 9-year-old Lakewood boy who had a lemonade stand this month to raise money for his treatment for brain cancer has died.

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Chairman promises review of unspent charity story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:07 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn't been spent.

  • Delaware lawmakers eye budget vote procedures 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:02 pm

    NEW CASTLE, Delaware - Democratic leaders of the legislature's budget-writing committee don't seem interested in changing voting requirements for passage of the state's annual spending plan.

  • UW private donations dip in last fiscal year 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:59 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Private contributions to the University of Wyoming dropped for the second year in a row to about $46 million.

  • Philadelphia 76ers owner donates $3.5M to local nonprofit 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:21 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League - the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group.

  • A look at some of the funds receiving tax checkoff donations 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 1:16 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California enables residents to donate money to a variety of charitable causes while they file taxes. The distribution of the money lacks oversight, creating problems for funds like these:

  • Vermont foundation gives $370k to promote education 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:23 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - An organization that supports the Vermont Community Foundation has awarded almost $370,000 to promote college and career education for Vermonters.

  • Airbus donates $500K aircraft part to SD School of Mines 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:28 am

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - An aircraft manufacturer has donated a 20-foot-long airplane part valued at $500,000 to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to support education and research efforts.

  • Hendrix College receives biggest donation in school history 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:14 pm

    CONWAY, Arkansas - Hendrix College has received a $26 million donation, the largest gift in the school's history.

  • Nonprofits looking to MJ for donations after lawsuit win 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:22 am

    CHICAGO - Chicago's Collaboraction Theatre was one of the first to get in line when Michael Jordan announced nonprofits will benefit from the $8.9 million he won by suing a defunct grocery chain that used his name without permission.

  • Indian corporation gives $35 million to Carnegie Mellon 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:01 pm

    PITTSBURGH - A global information technology services firm is giving Carnegie Mellon University $35 million to fund a new research and education facility.

  • Former patient repays Riley Hospital with books 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:07 am

    FRANKLIN, Indiana - During the most difficult days of chemotherapy, radiation and surgeries to treat cancer, something as small as a picture book or a new novel can put a smile on a child's face.

  • State to auction 38 lots near Priest Lake 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:00 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - Idaho is putting up 38 Priest Lake lots for auction amid a push to remove the state from the business of leasing the land to cabin owners.

  • Eisenhower Foundation raises money for updates 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 4:16 pm

    ABILENE, Kansas - To mark the 125th year since Dwight D. Eisenhower's birth, a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign has begun to do a better job of telling the story of the nation's 34th president.

  • Saved for now, Sweet Briar College looks for a long-term fix 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 12:13 pm

    SWEET BRIAR, Virginia - Weeks into his presidency at Sweet Briar College, Phillip C. Stone still marvels at the energy of passionate alumnae who helped save the school just a few months ago from the fate of dozens of other women's colleges: closure. But he knows without a serious change in fortune, the salvation will only be temporary.

  • Brookings hair salon owner has talent for fundraisers 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 11:13 am

    BROOKINGS, South Dakota - After working at a corporate hair salon that didn't allow her to provide free cuts to a boy with cancer and a soldier who later died in combat, a Brookings woman opened her own salon to help people in need.

  • New Hampshire moose hunting permits fetch $28,002 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 10:04 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - An auction for two coveted moose hunting permits in New Hampshire raised just over $28,000 for the state's Wildlife Heritage Foundation.

  • Whiteside Theatre group exposes original facade 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 9:49 am

    CORVALLIS, Oregon - A few blows from a hammer, a yank on a crowbar and a few pounds of elbow grease, and the concrete façade on the front of the Whiteside Theatre came down last Sunday morning. And for the first time in more than 50 years, the original exterior of the historic 1922 show palace was bathed in sunlight.

  • Blatter gets cow, milks support at home charity event story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:12 pm

    ULRICHEN, Switzerland - Sepp Blatter was given a cow but gave little away about FIFA business at his annual charity football tournament on Saturday.

  • The Latest: Florida Gov. won't force legislators to return 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 5:57 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The latest on the Florida Legislature's special session to pass new congressional districts for the state (all times local).

  • Official peeved over ethics vote takes it out on charities story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:32 pm

    FREDERICK, Maryland - A Frederick County councilman known for peevish behavior is protesting the tightening of local ethics rules by halting his company's charitable donations to community organizations.

  • Feds: Ex-coach stole $91,000 from charity inspired by player story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:07 pm

    PITTSBURGH - A former high school baseball coach has been charged with stealing $91,000 from a charity for terminally ill children that he founded in the memory of a player who made national headlines in his courageous effort to play sports while dying of cancer.

  • Sanford donates $2M to NSU, becomes sports medicine provider 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:32 am

    ABERDEEN, South Dakota - Sanford Health is making a $2 million donation to Northern State University and becoming the exclusive sports medicine provider for the school's athletes.