Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou Dies

Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou was found dead in her North Carolina home Wednesday morning this week. Dr. Angelou was 86 when found at home in Winston-Salem. “I’m not modest,” Maya Angelou told The Associated Press in 2013. “I have no modesty. Modesty is a learned behavior. But I […]

Kravis Foundation Pledges $100 Million to New Cancer Center

Earlier this month, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced that it would be receiving a landmark $100 million gift from philanthropist and private equity mogul Henry Kravis and his wife Marie-Josée. The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation is happy to support a groundbreaking approach to precision oncology, explains the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. […]

Pro-Am Max Homa Wins BMW Charity

Earlier this month, Max Homa fired a final round 6 under par 63 to win the BMW Charity event in South Carolina. It was Homa’s first career victory on the tour, and he won about $117,000 in prize money. “I knew teeing off this morning I would have to go low and really beat […]

Annual Cannes amfAR event Raises Record Amount

amfAR is a charity event well known for its reputation as the celebrity highlight of the Cannes Film Festival, reaffirmed its reputation Thursday night. The event, which takes place at the five-star Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes every year, raised a record $35 million for AIDS research. One of the items leading to the […]

Millions Raised at the Annual Robin Hood Foundation Gala

Earlier this month, hedge fund managers, philanthropists, entertainers, and some of the most powerful people in business came out for the Robin Hood Foundation’s Annual Benefit Gala. According to CNBC, “With a who’s who of bankers and hedge fund titans in attendance, the Robin Hood Foundation’s annual gala raised more than $60 million, cementing its […]

Did Norton Healthcare Misuse Kosair Charities’ Funds?

Kosair Charities has given more than $6 million annually to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Kentucky. But earlier this month, the charity filed a lawsuit against the hospital’s parent company, Norton Healthcare, accusing it of misusing some of the money they’ve given to instead “line the pockets of its executive.” “We have an obligation to the […]

One Direction’s Niall Horan Organizes Charity Football Match

Niall Horan of boy band One Direction is planning to host a charity football match on May 26th featuring band mates Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne. Horan had surgery on his knee in January and won’t be able to play, but will act as a manager for the team to raise money for an autism […]

Stephen Sutton, Charity Hero, Back In Hospital

Stephen Sutton, a 19-year-old cancer patient, raised more than £3 million for a cancer, but was re-admitted to the hospital just days before celebrating. The teen told his supporters on Facebook he was back in the hospital after developing “breathing difficulties” over the night. Sutton, who is terminally ill, collected the funds for the Teenage […]

Rafael Nadal Organizes Mutua Madrid Open Charity Day

Friday, May 2nd, world famous athletes Rafael Nadal and Iker Casillas hosted a celebrity-filled Charity Day at the Mutua Madrid Open to raise money for their respective foundations. There were a huge number of figures from sports and entertainment at the event, including Serena Williams, models Cristina Pedroche and Nieves Alvarez, Andy Murray, Feliciano Lopez, […]

JJ Watt Charity Classic Game Raises Over $425K

With a sellout crowd at the Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas, the second annual J.J. Watt Charity Classic softball game happened this past weekend. The charity event pins Texans’ offensive players against the defense in front of fans, all for a good cause. There were over 7,500 people in attendance. “This is all for […]