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  • Donors increased gifts to big Maryland charities

    Donors increased gifts to big Maryland charities
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore saw the biggest jump in private donations in 2013 among some of the state's largest charities while the University of Maryland at College Park experienced the largest decline in gifts raised last year, according to...
  • Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform

    Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform
    The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation. Five major foundations, headlined by a...
  • Fundraising pros will celebrate National Philanthropy Day in style

    Fundraising pros will celebrate National Philanthropy Day in style
    The Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will host the 27th annual "National Philanthropy Day Awards," which recognizes contributions made by philanthropists in the community, Nov. 12 at the Grand in Davie....
  • A Chicago work-readiness program that's working

    A Chicago work-readiness program that's working
    The do-gooders of Chicago spend a lot of time thinking about how to fix education and work-readiness programs, often seen as the only stairways to upward mobility. For 14 years, Jeff McCarter has run one called Free Spirit Media. It has taken that...
  • How to donate to help fight Ebola

    (Reuters) - Many charities are immersed in the fight to control the Ebola epidemic, but so far the donors have not come forward en masse - although scams already are emerging. For those ready to dig into their pockets, here are four tips to make an...
  • The Crowd: SPIN in need of matching funds

    Serving People In Need (SPIN), the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit assisting working-poor families in O.C. with housing and basic life necessities, will gather advocates Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Huntington Beach for its 26th annual gala. Celebrity...
  • Volunteers Make A Difference — Join Them

    Volunteers Make A Difference — Join Them
    It is the tradition at the 250-year-old Hartford Courant that we draw a veil over our political opinions on the Sunday before an election. Today, no talk of government and whatever may influence you as your decide whether and for whom to mark your...
  • Empty Bowls brim with charity

    Empty Bowls brim with charity
    As Chris Tzorin ladled spicy tortilla soup into bowls at a fundraiser Oct. 23 to benefit Orange County residents struggling with homelessness, hunger and poverty, he stressed the importance of serving those in need. Tzorin, executive chef at Tortilla...
  • Scavello leads by charitable example

    I recently read a comment that criticized state Rep. Mario Scavello's charitable giving. It characterized a particular donation as small and for political gain. That person is uninformed. I have known Scavello for more than 25 years and worked with him...
  • Dallas man's Ebola Halloween house draws criticism in virus-hit city

    Dallas man's Ebola Halloween house draws criticism in virus-hit city
    A man who decorated his Dallas home for Halloween to resemble an Ebola hot spot has found that charities he wanted to benefit by showing it off are refusing donations from an exhibit many find to be in poor taste. James Faulk, 48, transformed his...
  • Foley's Charitable Contributions Over 4 Years: $350,000

    Foley's Charitable Contributions Over 4 Years: $350,000
    Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley and his wife, Leslie Fahrenkopf Foley, donated more than $350,000 to charity over the past four years, with most of it going to Harvard College and Harvard Business School, according to publicly available tax...