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James Irvine Foundation Appoints New President and CEO

Posted November 9, 2001

The James Irvine Foundation has announced that Mary G.F. Bitterman, who heads public broadcasting organization KQED, Inc. in San Francisco, will become the foundation's president and CEO in February....

Red Cross Defends Use of September 11 Donations to Congress

Red Cross Defends Use of September 11 Donations to Congress

Posted November 9, 2001

Facing scathing criticism from members of Congress, the American Red Cross defended its decision to withhold more than $200 million in donations intended for the families of victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks....

House to Hold Hearing on 9/11 Charitable Response

Posted November 6, 2001

Congressman Amo Houghton (R-NY), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means, has announced a hearing on the response by charitable organizations to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C....

Independent Sector Releases 2001 Giving and Volunteering Survey

Posted November 6, 2001

According to a survey released by Independent Sector, nearly nine in ten American families donated to charity last year, with the average contribution totaling $1,620, while nearly half of the adults surveyed volunteered some of their time....

Casey Family Grants Program Names President and Board

Posted November 3, 2001

The Seattle-based Casey Family Grants Program, which was formed earlier this year as a companion grant making foundation to the youth-oriented Casey Family Programs, has named Luz A. Vega Marquis as its first president....

Guidance Issued by Treasury on Leave-Based Donation Programs

Posted November 2, 2001

The U.S. Treasury Department has issued guidance that looks favorably on leave-based donation programs, which allow employees to forego vacations, sick days, or personal leave and donate the money they would have received for that time to charity....

Grassley Calls for Federal Oversight of September 11 Donations

Posted November 2, 2001

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the ranking Republican of the Senate Finance Committee, has recommended that federal agencies take a bigger role in overseeing the disbursement of donations to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks....

September 11th Fund Announces New Grants

Posted November 2, 2001

The September 11th Fund has announced thirty-four new grants totaling $18.6 million to organizations that provide relief to victims, their families, and communities affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks....

EBay Founder Re-Commits to Strengthening U.S. Communities

Posted November 1, 2001

The September 11 terrorist attacks reinforced the commitment of Pierre Omidyar, founder of online auction site eBay , and his wife Pam to donate most of their personal fortune to organizations that work to strengthen communities around the country.

Intel Co-Founder Gives Record $600 Million to Caltech

Posted October 31, 2001

The California Institute of Technology has announced that it has received a $600 million gift -- the largest ever made to an institution of higher learning -- from Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore and his wife Betty.