| 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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Long after classes had ended at Gale Math and Science Academy in Rogers Park, Kathy Barnett leaned in over a book in the school cafeteria with a rambunctious, second-grader by her side.
On the surface, the pair couldn't be any more different. But each...
| Jan 12, 2014
Ask Nancy Reinsdorf about her day, and she'll tell you, "I buy a lot of crickets."
That's because of the bearded dragon she, husband, Michael, and their three children have at their north suburban home. And the gecko. And the two frogs. And the hermit...
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2013
We live in a world of misanthropes. Want proof? Look at the comments following almost any story on this newspaper's website.
But Andrea Thome has an answer.
As a member of the Woman's Board of Children's Home + Aid, and with her connections to a...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I spent a week excitedly preparing for an important job interview with a company's division manager in a city three states away. Surprise! Upon arrival I was told that the manager was "called away on urgent business." I haven't been...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The two youngest people on the list of the most generous Americans in 2013 also gave more to charity than anyone else, according to a report released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, physician...
| Dec 20, 2013
In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches.
Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...