| Mar 2, 2015
| 3:18 AM
SIMSBURY — As Allison Heermance prepared to assist with a risky surgery onboard the world's largest private hospital ship off the shores of Africa, she felt a mix of excitement and apprehension.
The 2005 Simsbury High School graduate knew the...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Poor David Geffen. By giving $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center to rename Avery Fisher Hall after himself, he's become the new focus of a philanthropic debate that has gone on for decades.
There are three schools of thought when it comes to big-...
| Mar 11, 2015
Barbara and Dick Schmidt keep three sets of schedules: his, hers and the Schmidt Family Foundation.
The largesse of Dick Schmidt's family fortune continues to be seen and felt all over town. Florida Atlantic University has the Charles E. Schmidt name on...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 11:17 AM
ComEd’s record for corporate citizenship — employee volunteerism, civic involvement and charitable contributions — is extensive and a source of pride for everyone who works at ComEd. This work, carried out by ComEd’s 6,000...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 12:00 PM
You've got an old car you'd like to unload, and the deal sounds pretty good: Donate it to an agency that handles all the paperwork, get a tax deduction and support a good cause.
It all made sense to Richard Olivier of Chatsworth, whose Canoga Park...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:48 AM
It's a giving thing.
Oh, I know this isn't the first time I've asked you to pry open that wallet and hand over some of what's inside, without getting any goods or services in return. It probably won't be the last. I don't ask if it's not important....
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:54 AM
Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner
VERNON - Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Meadowlark Road, will hold a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Saturday, March 14, from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Corned beef Reubens available for take-...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:00 AM
A charitable effort started by local teens has quickly gathered downhill speed and is giving orphans around the world greater access to brighter futures.
About 150 bicyclists and hikers gathered at the Glendale Sports Complex Saturday morning as part...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 10:44 PM
When Eric Garcetti won the 2013 mayoral election, he did so without the financial backing of Psomas, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm with offices throughout the Southwest. As a company that held contracts worth more than $100,000 with the city,...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 6:57 AM
Yes, that was Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra as (sort-of) Michael Jackson during Tuesday night's South Beach Battioke fundraiser at the Fillmore theatre in Miami Beach.
And yes, that was Spoelstra alongside girlfriend Nikki Sapp making his (and her)...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 10:48 PM
If you're the CEO of a charitable foundation or nonprofit organization, we have a little advice for you: Be very, very nice to young tech-industry entrepreneurs.
As a group, they're quickly become the biggest force in philanthropy. This week, the latest...