Generation Z Leads New Philanthropy Push

The philanthropy bug is hitting younger and younger, according to experts, in large part because of young people’s facility with technology and networking with peers and on social media. Kids are having an astounding effect on charitable causes, raising monumental amounts of money for their causes of choice and dedicating themselves to future careers as […]

Tim Cook to Donate Fortune to Charity

Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, has announced he intends to give away almost all of his roughly $800 million fortune before the end of his life. After providing for his 10-year-old nephew’s education, he has said he will donate the rest to charity. Although he wasn’t specific on which charities he will choose, he’s […]

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Announces Plan to Build New Treatment Research Facility

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center recently announced that it will spend $140 million in private funds to build an outpatient treatment and research facility. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer research center and it is widely recognized for its contributions to cancer treatment and research. This […]

Nonprofit Helps Military Aircrew in Need

The Air Warriors Courage Foundation (AWCF) is a non-profit dedicated to helping disabled or needy veterans, their dependents, widows, widowers, and orphans. Veterans do not always receive the help they need from the government after their discharge, so charitable organizations like the AWCF are, regrettably, a necessity. The AWCF has its roots in the Red […]

Finding the Right Charity to Support

How do you go about choosing what charities or non-profits to support? At the very least, you should choose a charity that deals with issues you’re concerned about–people worried about the environment should choose green charities, people more concerned with women’s issues should choose charities that focus on women’s rights, and so on. It’s possible, […]

A Library for Refugees in Less Than 20 Minutes

Paris-based Bibliothèques Sans Frontières, or Libraries Without Borders, is set to launch a UK branch on March 30. Founded in 2007 by French historian and University of Paris and Yale University Law School lecturer Patrick Weil, LWB exists to promote culture and knowledge-based development, particularly in areas of the world without easy access. Their latest […]

Free Site Helps Connect Volunteers and Non-Profits

Many people want to help out their communities and those less fortunate than themselves. They can make donations, but some people have more time than money or don’t feel like giving money is enough. Maybe they need to be more hands-on with their giving. For those people, volunteering can be really rewarding. It can also be […]

Hedge Funders Raise $275K for StreetWise Partners in NYC

Last week StreetWise Partners, a New York City-based nonprofit that transforms the lives of disadvantaged, low-income people by helping them realize their career potential, hosted its annual Poker Tournament to raise funds for the organization. The event was dubbed “Raising the Ante,” and invited NYC’s hedge fund heavyweights, private equity leaders, and a few special […]

Charitable Giving and Naming Rights: The Case of the New York Philharmonic

When wealthy philanthropists donate, should they expect anything in return? The question has been batted back and forth for years, and this past week it came to the forefront again when media mogul and philanthropist David Geffen officially promised $100 million to the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall, the home of the New York Philharmonic. […]