Philanthropy

Voting on Your Phone? One Election Is Testing It

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

Eligible voters in the Seattle area will now be able to cast a mobile ballot for an obscure election. But experts caution that such systems may not be ready for prime time.
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George Herbert Walker III, 88, Dies; Ambassador and Cousin of Presidents

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

A St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, he helped Republican politicians, including his cousins George H. W. and George W. Bush.
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Meet Laurene Powell Jobs, the billionaire widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who will be one of the most important donors in the 2020 election

Meet Laurene Powell Jobs, the billionaire widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who will be one of the most important donors in the 2020 election

9 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow of the Apple cofounder Steve Jobs and a powerful impact investor with a net worth of $26.8 billion, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index...
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Lawsuit: City, MTA are no help in $20M Gowanus Canal powerhouse cleanup

Lawsuit: City, MTA are no help in $20M Gowanus Canal powerhouse cleanup

5 days ago   |   New York Post

Two philanthropies working to convert the old powerhouse on Brooklyn's infamously polluted Gowanus Canal into an art center say they've spent $20 million cleaning the site of...
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A New Generation Seeks to Give It All Away Now

6 days ago   |   NY Times

Families create foundations typically to establish a long-term philanthropic legacy, but a new study shows some want to see the immediate impact of their giving.
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She Was Known in China by Her Weight: 47 Pounds. Her Death Set Off Outrage

7 days ago   |   NY Times

The woman's struggle made her a symbol of the effects of poverty and hunger and raised questions about philanthropy and government aid.
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Black Philanthropy And Its Effect On The Black Student Debt Crisis

11 days ago   |   News One

When billionaire Robert E. Smith decided to pay off the student loans of the graduating class of 2019 at Morehouse College, he suggested that others follow his lead. “Let's...
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Jeffrey Epstein Gave $850,000 to M.I.T., and Administrators Knew

13 days ago   |   NY Times

The university investigated its history with Mr. Epstein after Joichi Ito, the face of its prominent Media Lab program, acknowledged receiving money from the convicted sex...
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Donate $10 to Australia, Get a Nude Photo

15 days ago   |   NY Times

Nude models are raising money for wildfire relief in Australia with the promise of personal pictures.
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How to Help Victims of Australia's Fires

16 days ago   |   NY Times

The deadly wildfires, fanned by wind and fueled by scorching heat, are raging across the southeast of the country.
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Scientists discover four new species of sharks that walk

Scientists discover four new species of sharks that walk

Walking sharks could be the most recently evolved sharks on Earth, according to researchers. Read more ...

Tiger Woods starts 2020 on a strong note

Tiger Woods starts 2020 on a strong note

LA JOLLA, Calif. - It was a good start. And that's all Tiger Woods was seeking out of his first tournament round of 2020, the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, as he... Read more ...

Legendary PBS journalist Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Legendary PBS journalist Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Jim Lehrer, the journalism giant who spent decades behind the anchor desk at PBS, died Thursday at 85. Read more ...

President Trump to attend anti-abortion rally in Washington

President Trump to attend anti-abortion rally in Washington

President Donald Trump will become the first president to attend the March for Life. Read more ...

US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'

US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'

Applicants will be denied tourist visas if they are determined to be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth. Read more ...

Oscars 2020 performers announced: Idina Menzel is back, Adele Dazeem is not

Oscars 2020 performers announced: Idina Menzel is back, Adele Dazeem is not

Unclear if John Travolta was invited. Read more ...

Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In...

Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic. Read more ...

China coronavirus infections soar to 830, with 25 deaths as WHO says it's...

China coronavirus infections soar to 830, with 25 deaths as WHO says it's too early to declare global emergency

The World Health Organization held off designating a new fast-spreading coronavirus as an international health threat, but did deem it a crisis within China, where the pathogen... Read more ...

Kemba Walker named NBA All-Star Game starter

Kemba Walker named NBA All-Star Game starter

Walker was the top East guard choice among media and NBA players, but a former Celtics star was the top choice among fans. Read more ...

‘Spygate' update: At least two FISA warrants to spy on Carter Page were ‘not...

‘Spygate' update: At least two FISA warrants to spy on Carter Page were ‘not valid' DOJ says

The top US spy court has revealed that at least two of the four warrants for spying on a Trump campaign adviser are now considered to have been improperly obtained, and all... Read more ...