| Jan 31, 2014
It seems to happen at a disturbingly frequent rate. A massive typhoon, hurricane, earthquake, tsunami or other horrible catastrophe occurs. The media show heart-wrenching images of disaster beyond anything most people have seen or could even begin to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Religious institutions have been exempt from tax in the United States since colonial times. The current tax exemption — provided for in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code — for churches includes synagogues and mosques, and their...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Twenty years ago, John Gorleski and Regina Manley came up with a $2 million idea, only the two Highland Park High School faculty members didn't know it at the time.
"Regina [now retired] and I sponsored the student senate, which did different service...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones will receive this year's Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award on Thursday during the annual Babe's Birthday Bash.
Each year, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation gives the award to recognize "an active or former...
| Dec 15, 2013
Read the newspapers and you can conclude that Chicago's children are, as a group, vulnerable waifs in need of rescue. And many are: Horrific sagas of child abuse deaths, pint-sized shooting victims and astonishing parental neglect intensify the impression...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's charity time, and not just because the holiday season reminds us to be charitable. As the tax year draws to a close, the charitable tax deduction beckons.
America's wealthy are its largest beneficiaries. According to the Congressional Budget Office,...
| Jan 16, 2014
The city's top supporters of Special Olympics locally are in the early phases of planning a permanent athletic facility and headquarters for the organization, which was founded here in 1968.
"A couple of other states have built (or are in the process of...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Rooney’s Golf Foundation will feature its fourth annual charity poker tournament at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
Proceeds will benefit Autism Project of Palm Beach County, FAU Honors College, Pathways to Independence and...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, Warner Bros. likes to enlist some help from its employees -- all of them.
That's the philosophy at the core of Warner Bros. Impact, started in 2008 to give those working in the company a voice in its...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I sometimes worry about Jesus at Christmastime.
On the one hand, he gets a worldwide birthday party celebrated by 2 billion Christians, trees, Macy's windows, concerts, communal singing, gift giving, feasts, family gatherings and uplifting worship....