Stories tagged with Philanthropy & nonprofits

Wal-Mart’s ties to the Environmental Defense Fund

By Muckety   |   November 8, 2013 at 8:08am   |   0 Comments

Wal-Mart and the Environmental Defense Fund are enjoying an extremely close relationship, Grist notes.

The resilience of Steven Cohen

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 5, 2013 at 8:59am   |   0 Comments

Few companies could survive a guilty plea to insider trading charges, a $1.2 billion penalty and a ban on handling outsiders’ money.

Alec Baldwin gives $1M to NY Philharmonic

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 2, 2012 at 4:05pm   |   0 Comments

The New York Philharmonic announced a $1 million gift Monday from actor Alec Baldwin.

The Gates Foundation as stepping stone

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 9, 2012 at 9:54am   |   0 Comments

A top job at the country’s largest foundation would be a great line on any resume.

Cargill heir top philanthropist of 2011

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 7, 2012 at 6:34am   |   0 Comments

Margaret A. Cargill, late granddaughter of the founder of Cargill Inc., was America’s most generous donor last year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports.

Bradley Foundation big funder of the right

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 27, 2011 at 6:59am   |   0 Comments

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has become a major driver of the conservative agenda not only in its home state of Wisconsin, but across the country.

David M. Rubenstein: power hub

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 27, 2011 at 12:01pm   |   0 Comments

There are those in America’s leadership elite who forge so many connections to so many other influential people that they become power centers themselves.

Mark Zuckerberg joins the philanthropists’ network

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 9, 2010 at 10:32am   |   0 Comments

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has joined some of the biggest names in business in pledging most of his wealth to charity.

Congressional charities provide a ‘pay-to-play’ workaround

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 10, 2010 at 11:58am   |   0 Comments

The New York Times took a closer look this week at charities run by members of Congress.

Steven Cohen and other hedge funders sought after by art museums

By A. James Memmott   |   May 19, 2010 at 9:28am   |   1 Comments

Having found all the old money (think Rockefeller, Guggenheim, etc.), New York City art museums are in hot pursuit of whatever new money has survived the recession.

Friedman continues Goldman-Mount Sinai connection

By A. James Memmott   |   May 9, 2010 at 10:14am   |   0 Comments

Goldman Sachs makes money, too much money many people contend.

Buffett-Gates friendship too big to fail

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 19, 2010 at 11:00am   |   0 Comments

The much publicized friendship between Warren Buffett and Bill Gates has become an empire - extending even beyond Buffett’s huge gift to the Gates Foundation.

Muck tracker - Gates Foundation pledges $10B for vaccines

By Muckety   |   January 29, 2010 at 9:19am   |   0 Comments

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $10 billion over the next decade to help develop and deliver vaccines to poor nations.

Gelbaum’s market losses reach the ACLU

By A. James Memmott   |   December 10, 2009 at 10:31am   |   0 Comments

Add the American Civil Liberties Union to the list of not-for-profit institutions suffering because of the recession.

Luis A. Ubinas faces challenges at Ford Foundation

By A. James Memmott   |   June 28, 2009 at 7:31am   |   0 Comments

Luis A. Ubinas began a dream job in January 2008.

Sandy Weill pumps $170M into Weill Cornell Medical College

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 7, 2009 at 5:11pm   |   0 Comments

By the time he is done with the latest chapter of his life, the ‘House that Sandy Built’ may become shorthand for Cornell Medical College, rather than now-teetering Citigroup.

Sergey Brin donates DNA, dollars to Parkinson’s study

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 13, 2009 at 8:24am   |   1 Comments

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who carries a gene mutation that predisposes him to Parkinson’s disease, is contributing his DNA and millions of dollars to research into the condition’s genetic basis.

Daschle withdraws his name from nomination

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 3, 2009 at 2:15pm   |   0 Comments

Tom Daschle was also dogged by his connections to EduCap, a nonprofit group specializing in student loans.

Bloomberg top living philanthropist of 2008

By A. James Memmott   |   January 31, 2009 at 9:33am   |   1 Comments

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a billionaire, made progress last year on his effort to give away most of his fortune in his lifetime.

Economy, Madoff scam hit Harlem Children’s Zone

By A. James Memmott   |   January 27, 2009 at 11:56am   |   0 Comments

A bad year for Wall Street and a bad year for Bernard L. Madoff is turning out to be a bad year for the Harlem Children’s Zone, a successful New York City education reform project.

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