| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:15 PM
For 88 years, the thrift shop run by the Women's Library Club of Glencoe was staffed by volunteers tasked with collecting village residents' donations of used clothing and furniture, with the resale profits benefiting charities.
But by 2012, employees...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:02 AM
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties just approved $3.1 million in competitive grants to 38 local nonprofits, including $337,000 for groups from south Palm Beach County.
That's double the amount of competitive grants awarded a year...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Albert Asbury "Ab" Logan Jr., a retired Boys' Latin School teacher who worked in Baltimore neighborhood organizing in the 1970s, died of cancer Aug. 25 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Cockeysville resident was 70.
Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Attorney Maria Torres remembers the day when her desire to volunteer took a disconcerting turn. She needed to finish up a legal brief and rush to a business lunch, and the programming committee chair for her volunteer organization was dragging out the...
| Sep 3, 2014
At several churches on the Peninsula, the collection plate comes in a digital form.
Churches in the area, including those serving Baptist, Catholic and nondenominational congregations, allow their members to donate online as a one-time or recurring...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:35 PM
DETORIT The grand bargain to help resolve Detroit's bankruptcy offers a fair and lucrative resolution of the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts, the city's top bankruptcy lawyer argued Tuesday.
Jones Day bankruptcy lawyer Bruce Bennett offering opening...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Good news for several local arts and cultural groups, who are the recipients of large grants from Dr. Phillips Charities, the Central Florida philanthropic organization that also provided the large naming gift for Orlando's soon-to-be new arts center....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:04 PM
The ALS Assn. has announced it is withdrawing two trademark applications it submitted for the phrases “Ice Bucket Challenge,” and "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" after getting flak for its attempt.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 1:13 PM
In the next few hours, tens of thousands of fans will descend on Grand Park for the first day of the Made in America festival.
The two-day event that could attract up to 50,000 fans during the Labor Day weekend isn’t just an experiment for...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience.
He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Should you happen to find yourself shopping at a Macy's this Saturday, you can always excuse it as charitable giving.
The national retailer holds its ninth annual “Shop For A Cause” charity event on Saturday [Aug. 23] -- which invites...