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Ex-CEO, Secretary Must Repay King Foundation

June 15, 2004

The civil court jury found that Carl Yeckel, the foundation's former president and CEO, and Thomas Vett, its former secretary, should repay $7.5 million in excessive salaries, credit-card charges, and legal fees....

Online Giving to Charities Makes Impressive Gains

Online Giving to Charities Makes Impressive Gains

June 14, 2004

According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy's survey of online fundraising, giving online to the country's largest charities surged in 2003, surged in 2003, with organizations posting double- and triple-digit percentage increases

Cultural Groups Chosen for World Trade Center Site

June 14, 2004

The four organizations selected by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation are the Drawing Center, the Freedom Center, the Joyce International Dance Center, and the Signature Theatre....

Duke Auction Raises $33 Million for Foundation

Duke Auction Raises $33 Million for Foundation

June 11, 2004

Christie's sale of jewelry, vintage wines and champagnes, art, and furniture raised twice the estimated amount, with proceeds going to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation....

Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Announced

June 11, 2004

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has awarded fifteen minority college students with summer internships at the offices of health-policy-oriented U.S. Congressional senators and representatives...

Casey Foundation Releases 2004 KIDS COUNT Data Book

June 7, 2004

The new report finds that eight of ten indicators of child well-being have improved nationally, but that nearly one in six young adults, ages eighteen to twenty-four, face a particularly tough transition to successful adulthood....