April 26, 2011

Leaders Remain White and Male

Minneapolis Star Tribune

By Jean Hopfensperger

How diverse are Minnesota’s philanthropists? The Minnesota Council on Foundations offers a glimpse in a new study. It found that board rooms continue to be overwhelmingly white and male, but there are subtleties in staffing in other areas.
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Marin Community Foundation Distributes $2 Million in Grants From Sutter Fund

North Bay Business Journal

By Dan Verel

The Marin Community Foundation announced that it distributed $2 million in grants from the Sutter Health Access to Care Fund to Marin County community health centers and non-profit health care agencies that serve residents with little or no health insurance.
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Blank Family Foundation Awards $3 Million to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Philanthropy News Digest


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has announced a $3 million gift from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in support of its Child Protection Center.
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City Sends ‘Tax’ Bills to Major Nonprofits

The Boston Globe

By Michael Rezendes

For the first time, Boston’s major tax-exempt institutions — its premier hospitals, universities, and cultural centers — are being asked to make regular voluntary payments to the city based on the value of their property to help offset the rising cost of city services and cuts in state financial aid.
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UCLA Anderson Receives $25 Million Gift

Bloomberg Businessweek

By Louis Lavelle

For the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Anderson Full-Time MBA Profile), John and Marion Anderson are the givers who keep on giving. In 1987, the couple gave $15 million to the business school, which was renamed in their honor. The school announced that the Andersons have surpassed their previous generosity, giving another $25 million to the school, the largest gift in its history.
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‘Three Cups of Tea’ Scandal Offers Lessons for Charities and Trustees

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Emily Chan and Gene Takagi

At a time when trust in charities has eroded, the scandal over the Central Asia Institute, the nonprofit founded by Greg Mortenson author of Three Cups of Tea, threatens to cause even more questions for organizations of all kinds.
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Softbank’s Son: Philanthropist Turns Energy Activist

The Wall Street Journal

By Ayako Mie

Since March 11, Softbank Corp.’s Chief Executive Masayoshi Son has become what he himself calls Japan’s “Don Quixote.” As the country’s biggest nuclear crisis unfolded at Fukushima Daiichi, 200 kilometers north of Tokyo, he famously said he was “fleeing” Tokyo, only to travel to Fukushima prefecture, offering free mobile phone services in the devastated areas. He then took things much further: He donated 10 billion yen of his own money to relief funds, as well as whatever else he’ll earn from now as chief of Softbank, the home of Apple Inc.’s hit iPhone in Japan.
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