| Dec 25, 2013
At a glance, the scene of people unloading trucks and unpacking boxes at a Bucktown neighborhood church on a recent Saturday could have been any end-of-year donation drive for the Chicago area's less fortunate.
But instead of unacquainted volunteers...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez has been soliciting cash and other donations for an employee holiday party – but refuses to tell the public who's donating and how much.
Ramirez's solicitation letter, printed on executive stationary...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Twenty years ago, John Gorleski and Regina Manley came up with a $2 million idea, only the two Highland Park High School faculty members didn't know it at the time.
"Regina [now retired] and I sponsored the student senate, which did different service...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Registration for this year's Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon is proceeding at a swift pace.
General sign-up for the second-ever race doesn't begin until March 8, but pre-registration started this week for those running to raise funds...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements.
Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Religious institutions have been exempt from tax in the United States since colonial times. The current tax exemption — provided for in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code — for churches includes synagogues and mosques, and their...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The California State University's recent annual report on philanthropy for 2012-13 shows that the system pulled in $338 million in gift commitments, up 14% from the previous year.
Charitable gift receipts topped $282 million, which was the most in 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...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Dozens of fans gathered in Valencia early Sunday at the site of a fiery car crash that left “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and another man dead.
The smell of the burned Porsche still lingered in the morning air as fans set up a...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 1:08 PM
As a Santa Clarita charity event and car show was winding down Saturday, actor Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas went for a ride in a red Porsche and never came back, a witness said.
Jim Torp heard a loud boom and said he knew in his heart his...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Investigators are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding the single-vehicle crash that killed actor Paul Walker and another man Saturday in Valencia, sheriff’s officials said.
Speed may have been a factor in the crash, which...