Humanitarianism Honored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center

Earlier this month, the Simon Wiesenthal Center hosted its annual Humanitarian Award Dinner in what would prove to be the organization’s most successful event to date. The awards dinner attracted hundreds of prominent local and international public figures, and raised an astounding $1.6 million for the Center’s ongoing commitment to global leadership and humanitarian work. […]

NYC Marathon Short 3,000 Entrants

Last year, the NYC Marathon was canceled, an unprecedented occurrence due to the presence of Superstorm Sandy. This year, the race is still on—but it’s looking like it will be much smaller than normal. Despite the fact that race officials extended registration by six weeks this year and aggressively recruited runners, about 3,000 spots will […]

High School Musical Reunites for Charity

What’s the best reason to have a High School Musical reunion? For charity, of course! Sure, fans of the Disney show will undoubtedly be excited to see pictures of the cast’s private reunion party—but giving fans the chance to attend by donating to charity is kind of amazing. The costars will have their reunion party […]

Most Common Reasons People Don’t Give

How much money did you donate to charity recently?  If you are between the ages of 25-35 and you said, “Zero,” you’re not alone.  Younger people are less likely to give unless they know exactly where that money is going. People in that same age demographic said they more often give, via text, in small […]

From Open-Heart Surgery to Internet Icon

Sean Murphy’s daughter, Serafina, had a hole in her heart the size of a nickel. It was devastating news for Murphy and his wife.  However, Sean wasn’t one to take things lying down.  He decided to run a race to raise money for charity for the hospital where his daughter was admitted, Lurie’s Children Hospital. […]

The Best UK Charities of 2013

There are tons of charity organizations out there. Some are fantastic groups working hard to change the world, and others are, quite simply, “meh.” It’s no different anywhere you go: the U.S., the U.K., Europe… it’s always the same story of some excelling and others falling behind. So how can you tell which charities are […]

Is “Charity” a Bad Word?

When you think about the word charity, what do you imagine?  It reminds me of church workers handing out food or blankets to the poor.  Or, it reminds me of people serving starving Russians in bread lines.  It doesn’t often bring up anything too positive.  It’s really a word that indicates a handout. Is “charity” […]

The Value of a Dollar

When I was growing up, my sister and I were given an allowance for doing chores.  When we had saved up enough, we sat down with our stepmom to decide what to do with the money.  I would love to say that we were totally selfless and gave it all away to charity.  The truth […]

Fiat Seeks Chrysler Buyout: What Does This Mean for Detroit?

When the recession hit, big motor companies like General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler were hit hard by rising costs and declining revenue. In 2009, both Chrysler and GM had to be bailed out by the government. Chrysler might have still gone under if not for the United Auto Workers’ acceptance of the sale of 58.5% […]