May 8, 2012

May 8: Philanthropy News


Giving It Away: Hedgies vs. Techs

Rather, the hedgies and techies look for non-profits that are as inventive as they are. “They give to change the world.' Flessner says

Stanford Launches $1 Billion Campaign to Advance New Era in ...

The medical center is already halfway to its goal, with $500 million in pledges ... "I've made my gift to the new Stanford Hospital because it is the first

Research Center to Focus on Cancer Genes
‎New York Times

Cancer experts say that what may appear to be an extremely narrow research focus actually has broad implications. Mutations in two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2

Children's Hospital exec stays focused on kids, not money
‎Chicago Tribune

But when it comes to children in need, Cole tries not to let money stand in the way. "There's a culture here that if a child needs hospitalization we will

A College's Endowment Portfolio Should Match Its Mission
‎Chronicle of Higher Education

Germans have a vivid expression to describe the cold-war mentality that continues to divide their country: the "Mauer im Kopf"—literally

Large gifts quickly add up in Ohio University fundraising
‎Columbus Dispatch

In the wake of a recent house fire and riot during Palmer Fest, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis is appealing to parents to tell their children

In Soros mold, ex-Enron gas trade whiz Arnold turns giver

But there's a flip side: Arnold, the biggest financier-turned-giver since George Soros, will now fully focus his sharp wits and financial savvy on vexing

Young, Rich and Charitable
‎Wall Street Journal

Sudden Wealth Syndrome is a real worry. According to the Money, Meaning and Choices Institute, it can cause paranoia, insomnia, excessive unconscious guilt, identity crises and depression. I believe it may also cause

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