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Holy Cross Receives $2 Million to Expand Religious Programming

Posted December 9, 2001

The College of the Holy Cross has announced a $2 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to create or enhance programs enabling young people to draw upon the resources of religious wisdom as they consider their vocational choices....

Enron's Philanthropy Will Be Missed

Posted December 8, 2001

The collapse of energy trading firm Enron Corp. rocked the energy industry and the business world and may also hurt the museums and charities that benefited from the philanthropic support of the company and its shareholders....

Worth Magazine Ranks Top Charities

Worth Magazine Ranks Top Charities

Posted December 8, 2001

Worth magazine has compiled a list of the top 100 national charities that it believes use donations most effectively after scrutinizing charity ratings from watchdog groups and statements of purpose and tax returns from candidate organizations....

Giuliani Seeks Nonprofit Status for Twin Towers Fund

Posted December 7, 2001

New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has announced plans to convert the Twin Towers Fund, established to help the families of uniformed personnel killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks, into a private charity that he would lead....

Technology Giants Launch Philanthropy and Voluntarism Web Site

Technology Giants Launch Philanthropy and Voluntarism Web Site

Posted December 2, 2001

Technology companies AOL Time Warner, Yahoo!, and Cisco Systems have launched a Web site to help people volunteer and donate to charities, fueling the online giving movement that gained momentum after the September 11 terrorist attacks....

Social-Change Philanthropy Addresses Roots of Social Problems

Posted December 2, 2001

While traditional relief charities like soup kitchens and shelters provide important services, some philanthropy experts say organizations that address the root causes of social problems may be more effective in the long term....

White House Hopes Legislation Will Boost Charitable Giving

White House Hopes Legislation Will Boost Charitable Giving

Posted December 1, 2001

In an effort to boost charitable giving in the United States, the Bush administration is trying to push through its "Armies of Compassion" legislation, which includes the controversial faith-based initiative, before the end of the year....

Bradley Foundation Announces New President

Bradley Foundation Announces New President

Posted November 30, 2001

The Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has announced that Michael W. Grebe will step down in July as CEO of the law firm Foley & Lardner to become the foundation's new president....

Fund for Survivors of Pentagon Attack Appoints Board

Fund for Survivors of Pentagon Attack Appoints Board

Posted November 27, 2001

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region has announced the board members that will oversee distribution of the foundation's $12 million Survivor's Fund, which was established solely for victims of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon....

California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente to Support Tourism Workers

California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente to Support Tourism Workers

Posted November 26, 2001

The California Endowment and HMO Kaiser Permanente have announced a program to provide financial assistance to Southland workers and their families displaced by the steep decline in tourism in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks....