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June 15, 2009

News Briefing: Plan for Dozens of Salvation Army Centers Falters

  • Joan Kroc's plan for lavish Salvation Army community centers - funded in part by her $1.8 billion - is sputtering five years after her death.  [New York Times]

  • University of Virginia President John Casteen says he will step down next year, after two decades on the job.  [Washington Post]

  • A Texas teen aims to raise $1 million for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  [Associated Press]

  • Former Texas Governor Bill Clements is giving $100 million to UT Southwestern Medical Center.  [The Dallas Morning News]

November 14, 2006

Gifts Galore: The Slate 60 Conference and Philanthropy Series

Slate Magazine:  This week, Slate is co-hosting the Slate 60 Conference on Innovative Philanthropy with the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas. The idea is to gather 150 donors and thinkers in hopes of spurring more and better giving. 

November 02, 2006

Bank of America Announces Initial Findings of Landmark Philanthropy Study

Yahoo News: Bank of America released the initial results of the most comprehensive survey to-date of the philanthropic behavior of wealthy Americans. The Bank of America High Net-Worth Philanthropy Study was conducted by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University for Bank of America. The study reflects the opinions of nearly 1,000 respondents throughout the United States with household income greater than $200,000 and/or net-worth of at least $1,000,000, a result of randomly surveying over 30,000 households in high net-worth neighborhoods across the country.

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