| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:06 PM
In 1989, Ling Chai joined friends and fellow students at Tiananmen Square for what she believed would be a peaceful protest.
They gathered at the Beijing site to rally for political and social reform, better career prospects and a free media. But in...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:37 PM
A senior-facility operator wants a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to let it collect money from a future sale of Twelve Oaks Lodge — the surprise closure of which caused controversy late last year — according to court documents filed last...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Q: Should my IRA's financial institution give me checks in the name of the charity I wish to donate to? Or may I do that from my own bank account and just include it as a charitable gift deduction on my tax form? — M.C.
A: Anyone 70½ or older...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
"My Brother's Keeper" has a much nicer ring than "Stop and Frisk." It also promises to be a more effective, less self-defeating way to address the interlocking social and economic crises afflicting young men of color.
I'll go out on a limb and predict...
| Feb 28, 2014
On a day when his company made certain that the Hartford area's one annual major league sports event would remain through 2024, Travelers Chairman and CEO Jay Fishman used the term "collective we."
It is a fitting term.
"We are a hometown company, 7,000...
| 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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:21 PM
On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits.
It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:53 PM
The Abell Foundation, best known for its charitable work battling poverty in Baltimore, went to court this week over a very different venture: designing hybrid engines for vehicles.
Over the past 15 years, the foundation quietly became a player in the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:38 PM
One of the nation's largest private equity firms is scheduled to announce Friday that it is giving $3.5 million to create a joint entrepreneurship program at USC, UCLA and UC Irvine.
The donation from the charitable arm of New York-based Blackstone...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Carol Robinson had just put the necklaces on display when two customers walked in.
Their friend — the mother of a bride-to-be who'd been jilted a day before she was to walk down the altar — needed a pick-me-up.
Drawn to the words...