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  • Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims

    Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims
    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...
  • Balancing Act: Ask questions before you volunteer

    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...
  • Rafael Olmeda: The ice bucket challenge stands apart

    She died two years ago today, August 31, 2012. Diane Riportella was my sister, and Lou Gehrig's disease stole her from our family and her community. She was the most sinful of saints, a fundraiser for numerous charitable causes, a fitness instructor,...
  • Made in America festival looks to go beyond music

    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...
  • Why the very rich aren't giving much of their fortunes to their kids

     Why the very rich aren't giving much of their fortunes to their kids
    What do Sting, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? All three have huge fortunes, and none of them are giving it to their kids. Sting just revealed that most of his $300 million won't end up with his six adult children. "I certainly don't...
  • Seminole's Christian HELP could use some volunteer power

    Seminole's Christian HELP could use some volunteer power
    Parents may be relieved their kids are heading back to school, but the start of classes creates a problem for nonprofit organizations that rely on volunteer power -- particularly young volunteer power. "We have seen a huge increase in clients over the...
  • Saturday: Shop 'til you drop -- for a good cause

    Saturday: Shop 'til you drop -- for a good cause
    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...
  • A few (impolite) questions about the ice bucket challenge

    Americans are probably not unique in the world in treating philanthropy as a sort of game, with the goal of making it go down painlessly. The ice bucket challenge sweeping the nation--or at least those parts of it accessible by Facebook and Twitter--...
  • Philharmonic, MicheLee Puppets, Orlando Science Center receive grants

     Philharmonic, MicheLee Puppets, Orlando Science Center receive grants
    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....
  • Hard rock poker charity

    Hard rock poker charity
     A Charity Series of Poker (“CSOP”) tournament benefitting Habitat For Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Broward has been added to the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. The tournament will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 27.  ...
  • ALS Assn. drops its bid to trademark 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    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...