| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:03 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Aug 31, 2014
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,...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2014
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:31 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:59 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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--...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:09 PM
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....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:54 AM
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.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:04 PM
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...