| Mar 31, 2014
When it comes to charitable giving, Christians contribute to the collection plate, Jews donate tzedakah and Muslims give zakat. But what do nonbelievers do?
The Foundation Beyond Belief wants to provide the answer to that question and has announced its...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:17 AM
Paul Salata feels great pain in his hips and legs when he walks.
The famous Newport Beach resident tires easily when he goes on an outing, but you wouldn't really know it because of his effervescent personality, unique charm and welcoming sense of...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:21 PM
On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits.
It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Corporate giving helped push charitable donations to a record $316.23 billion in 2012, according to the recently released annual report on philanthropy produced by Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
The report was produced for the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a new report released this morning by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:52 AM
It's a common enough request: A store asks if you'd like to make a small donation to aid some charitable cause.
Andrea says her husband was recently shopping at a Pavilions supermarket, where he was asked if he cared to make a donation for breast cancer...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Representatives of more than 200 charitable organizations plan to go door to door Wednesday on Capitol Hill to convince members of Congress that it would be a mistake to eliminate or reduce tax deductions for charitable donations.
“The Congress is...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Giving Tuesday pulled in significantly more than last year, with some charities saying they raised more in online donations than in any previous 24-hour period.
The General Board of Global Ministries for the United Methodist Church, for example, said it...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Preliminary figures show that 2013 may have been the biggest year ever for charitable donations, according to a Dallas-based group that mines economic data to come up with its numbers.
More Americans donated money for human needs and disaster relief...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Overall charitable giving rose 2.3% during the three months that ended on Oct. 31, driven in part by the rising stock market, according to Blackbaud Inc.
Blackbaud does not release total numbers for the amount of money given over that period. But the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Now that the Barnes Foundation has been in its conventional, museum-like new building in downtown Philadelphia for more than a year, one local critic is having second thoughts about the place.
Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Edward Sozanski recently...