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Senate Reaches Compromise on Charity Bill

February 8, 2002

The scaled-back bill would allow tax filers who do not itemize to claim a standard deduction for charitable donations and would provide larger tax deductions for corporate donations....

MacArthur Foundation Names New Board Chair

February 2, 2002

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot succeeds John E. Corbally, who served as chair of the foundation's board from 1995 to 2002, and also served as the first president of the foundation....

Nature Conservancy to Buy 97,000-Acre Ranch in Colorado

Nature Conservancy to Buy 97,000-Acre Ranch in Colorado

February 1, 2002

The Nature Conservancy has signed an agreement to purchase the Baca Ranch, encompassing approximately 97,000 acres on the border of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Preserve in Colorado's San Luis Valley, for $31.28 million....

New Chairman of National Endowment for the Arts Dies

February 1, 2002

Michael P. Hammond, who became chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts on January 22, has died after just one week on the job. Selected by President Bush in late September to lead the agency, Hammond was confirmed by the Senate in December....