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February 23, 2010

News Briefing: Actress and Muslim Philanthropist Promote Women

  • Geena Davis, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon join heads of foundations and corporate leaders at a U.N. event promoting gender equality.  [Associated Press]

  • A holdout juror in the trial of Brooke Astor's son has told defense lawyers that she voted to convict him and an estate lawyer for crimes she did not believe they committed out of fear for her safety.  [New York Times]

  • Roslyn M. Brock will become chairwoman of the N.A.A.C.P.  [New York Times]

April 11, 2008

U.N. Official Discusses International Philanthropy

Keynote speaker Dr. Robert C. Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination of the United Nations touched on international action around climate change and global health. at onPhilanthropy's fifth annual Summit onPhilanthropy in New York. More than 300 philanthropists, nonprofit executives, and foundation managers filled the Yale Club on March 11th, joining in a spirited day-long discussion on trends in giving and social ventures. The Summit is a yearly event for philanthropy leaders produced by, the media arm of international philanthropic services company Changing Our World, Inc.

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