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  • Met Ball raises profile of arts benefits — at what cost?

     Met Ball raises profile of arts benefits — at what cost?
    Along with an increased pollen count, May is high season for the spring ritual known as annual benefits. For those rare creatures who relish plated chicken breast and bottomless decaf, these are the halcyon days, with many events shoehorned into the prime...
  • Helping victims of disasters keeps our hearts open

    Q: Most Americans end each day with three good meals under our belts and a solid roof over our heads. What reliable charities can we contribute to that will efficiently help the less fortunate people in the earthquake-ravaged area of Nepal? -- F.,...
  • Charities say philanthropy isn't enough in the face of state funding cuts

     Charities say philanthropy isn't enough in the face of state funding cuts
    As social service programs scrambled to adjust to abrupt state funding cuts last month, a few received generous private donations to help plug the gap. But they are hardly in the clear. With larger cuts looming for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July...
  • Columbia Triathlon competitors share their race inspiration

    Early in the morning of Sunday, May 17, thousands of athletes will descend on Centennial Park in Ellicott City, eager to dive into the chilly waters of Lake Centennial and kick off the first leg of the Columbia Triathlon. Now in its 32nd year, the...
  • Around the Park: Severna Park senior runs the Boston Marathon

    Around the Park: Severna Park senior runs the Boston Marathon
    Adrenaline ran high at the start line Monday as Collin Altomari waited with teammates under overcast skies to realize his long-held dream of running in the Boston Marathon. As a member of Team MR8 2015, the Severna Park High School senior also raised...
  • The next step for Baltimore

    The next step for Baltimore
    As a resident of Baltimore for almost all my life, the events of the past several weeks brought back vivid memories of the turmoil in April 1968 following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Since that time, we have made great strides in racial...
  • Humana Foundation picks Broward to get $350K health grant

    Humana Foundation picks Broward to get $350K health grant
    The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., has selected Broward as one of three metro areas in the nation to be part of the 2015 Humana Communities Benefit program that will award $350,000 to a nonprofit. Charities that work in...
  • Chicago area is more generous with donations, study finds

    Chicago area is more generous with donations, study finds
    Chicagoans give to charity at a higher rate than the national average, according to a study released Thursday. Nearly three-quarters of households in the Chicago area donated to nonprofits in 2013, according to a report commissioned by the Chicago...
  • 24-hour online fundraising event starts Tuesday

    Last year, the first-ever Great Give raised more than $2 million for nonprofits in Palm Beach and Martin counties in 24 hours. Organizers are hoping to hit $3 million the second time around. This year's Great Give starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday and...
  • Celebrating Earth Day in the Keys

    Celebrating Earth Day in the Keys
    We have but one planet to protect, cherish and celebrate, and one of the best places to mark Earth Day this April is in the Florida Keys. Generally celebrated worldwide on April 22, celebrations take place before, on and after the official date in the...
  • Impact 100 awards $436,000 to local nonprofits

    Impact 100 awards $436,000 to local nonprofits
    The woman's charity organization, Impact 100 Palm Beach County, donated $436,000 to six nonprofit groups in southern Palm Beach County. The organization comprises women who donate $1,000 annually, pool their funds and award grants in five categories -...