| Mar 13, 2014
You've probably never heard of donor-advised funds, but they are taking over the philanthropic world.
It all started as a matter of economics. A million dollars to most of us is a lot of money. But as start-up cash for a philanthropic foundation it's...
| 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 28, 2014
President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday is certain to focus on issues of inequality and poverty. And what he has to say will have particular resonance in Los Angeles. Building on efforts four years in the making, the president...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Relatives of Chicago-area native and former SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau have weighed in on "Blackfish," issuing a statement that distances the family from the controversial documentary about the treatment of killer whales in captivity.
| 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...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The two youngest people on the list of the most generous Americans in 2013 also gave more to charity than anyone else, according to a report released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, physician...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2014
By the end of the Golden Gloves tournament in Cicero next month, hundreds of spectators will have filled the stands to watch a new generation of young boxers vying to join a group of champions that includes Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston.
| 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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Name: Jim Styer
Hometown: Highland Park
Name of organization: The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park
What role does your organization serve in the community?
The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park has given more than 78 million...