December 6: Philanthropy News

Posted on December 6th, 2011 by

Why we give to charity
The Boston Globe
December 6, 2011

American charities took in nearly $300 billion in 2010. Underlying all those donations is a mystery: Why do we give at all? From a rational perspective,

Charitable giving in Minnesota slows
Philanthropy Journal
December 6, 2011

Reflecting the pressures the Great Recession placed on individuals and grantmakers, charitable giving in Minnesota fell for the second year in a row in 2009 . . .

Dedication of New Rush University Medical Center Hospital Set for ...
Newswise
December 6, 2011

We exceeded the $313 million goal of our philanthropic campaign set in 2004 and raised close to $375 million for the Transformation and other components of ...

Unique hub for stem cell research opens doors in La Jolla
La Jolla Light
December 6, 2011

The Sioux Falls, SD, philanthropist lives also has a home here. “If you want your philanthropy to have the greatest impact on society, you can make no ...

MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland completes $115 million expansion
MLive.com
December 6, 2011

The new surgical center opened in December 2010, the gift shop opened in September, and other facilities opened in October. The project is the hospital's...

Sentara gives $10 million for EVMS endowments
The Virginian-Pilot
December 6, 2011

Sentara Healthcare is donating $10 million to Eastern Virginia Medical School, creating the largest endowed gift in the school's ...

Female WWII Pilot Gives $2 Million to Flight Nursing Program
Newswise
December 6, 2011

“This generous gift will reinforce the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's ... “Instead of just transporting patients to the hospital for treatment, ...

ING Direct donates $1.3M to Delaware health system
Philadelphia Business Journal
December 6, 2011

Christiana Care Health System received a $1.3 million gift from ING Direct ... smart board technology throughout its Wilmington hospital campus and provide ...

Donations staying closer to home this holiday season
Reuters
December 6, 2011

Paired with this largesse, though, is an increased desire to avoid what philanthropic adviser Susan Winer calls "checkbook philanthropy. ...

Be Tax-Smart in Year-End Donations
Wall Street Journal
December 6, 2011

For some, that could mean donating investments that have appreciated rather than writing a check, he says. The donors can deduct the fair value of the asset ...

 Helping Nonprofits Benefit From Fresh Ideas
Chronicle of Philanthropy
December 6, 2011

Nonprofits that are tackling big questions about their mission benefit greatly from seeking ideas...

Businessman Gives Early and Often
Wall Street Journal
December 6, 2011

The first stage, he says, is when you give to support your child's school or donate to a cause and attend a charity event. ...

The new philanthropists: Rich with a social conscience
BBC News
December 6, 2011

While many rich people are driven to become ever richer, others are discovering the joys of philanthropy and giving their wealth away. ...

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