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February 08, 2012

Stanford University Gets Record $6.2 Billion in 5-Year Campaign

Stanford University raises $6.2 billion in 5-year campaign. [Bloomberg]

February 07, 2012

News Briefing: EBay's Omidyar Works for Philanthropy

  • A South Korean software magnate starts charity to confront inequality.  [New York Times]


  • Komen Foundation takes steps to rebuild trust after last week's PR fiasco.  [Washington Post]


  • Pierre Omidyar and his wife have committed more than $1 billion to hundreds of different causes.  [USA Today]

February 06, 2012

News Briefing: After Komen Furor, Some Supporters of the Charity Say They Won’t Go Back


  • Some supporters of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure say they won't donate again.  [Associated Press]

February 03, 2012

News Briefing: Top Komen Official Resigns in Protest Over Grants Cuts

  • The Gates Foundation opens a public space in its headquarters to encourage visitors to learn more about its work.  [Associated Press]


  • A top official at Susan G. Komen for the Cure resigns in protest.  [Associated Press]


  • Johns Hopkins is sued over plans to develop land donated to them.  [Washington Post]
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