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Microsoft co-founder pledges to donate majority of fortuneupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 01:02:00

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has pledged to give away most of his fortune to charity.

Money Magazine: Be a smarter charitable giverupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 04:46:00

When it comes to charitable giving, some well-intentioned moves can backfire.

Fortune: Stanford Financial: How to buy a reputationupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 12:54:00

The life of Sir Allen Stanford, the cricket and polo-loving financier who is being investigated for a potential Ponzi scheme, is a case study in how to buy respectability and influence.

CNNMoney: Charities see donations drop as need spikesupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 12:00:00

Charities are just as vulnerable, if not more so, to economic weakness as are corporations.

How to take a volunteer vacationupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 10:43:00

"Voluntourism is not about martyrdom," says Christopher Hill, CEO of Hands Up Holidays, a London-based company that arranges high-end excursions that incorporate volunteering. "It's about making a difference, even if you're staying at a luxury hotel." Charities Are Bracing for a Long, Hard Winterupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 18:40:00

As the economic downturn takes out Wall Street's power brokers, it may also collapse the charities depending on their largesse

Making a change for goodupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 12:13:00

CNN's Richard Quest shows us how small donations on flights is helping women in Tanzania help their children to live HIV free.

Giving something backupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 12:13:00

Making donations to charity is becoming an integral part of business travel. Airlines are bringing in vast sums through onboard donation schemes that gather unwanted foreign currency from travelers. And frequent fliers are even handing over their precious air miles to charities.

Spirit of Giving: Part 1updated: Mon Mar 17 2008 08:24:00

CNN's Becky Anderson looks at how we can define the Spirit of Giving.

Face to face charityupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 08:24:00

Who'd be a chugger? It's a thankless task -- standing on the High Street often in the rain, wearing a fluorescent vest, hold in a clipboard and trying to get someone, anyone, to stop and talk to you -- and maybe even donate some money.

The green billionaireupdated: Sun Mar 02 2008 18:43:00

CNN's Helena de Moura reports on a billionaire's quest to save the Amazon rainforest.

All About: Eco-philanthropyupdated: Sun Mar 02 2008 18:43:00

If the excessive lifestyles of the rich have been partly to blame for destroying the environment, then it seems equitable that they use their money to preserve it. But the degree to which they are actually helping does largely depend on what they do with their money. And some 'beneficiaries' of that aid are yet to be convinced.

Indie-minded band goes beyondupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 10:53:00

Members of rising band STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) are as devoted to their charities as they are to their music.

All-star benefit concerts relics of the past?updated: Wed Feb 13 2008 10:53:00

Psychedelic album covers. Break-dancing music videos. Rockers with mullet haircuts.

CNNMoney: Research charities before making donationsupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 15:40:00

Despite the credit crunch, Americans will donate more than $100 billion to charities. Here are the best ways you can make sure your donation is going to the right place.

Money Magazine: A smarter way to pick your charityupdated: Sat Dec 08 2007 06:35:00

Like most donors, you probably spread your charitable contributions among several groups that you know or that your friends ask you to support. But when the request for help goes beyond the routine $50 or $100 check or if you decide on your own that you'd like to do something a little more significant, how do you know your money is going to the right cause?

FSB: Charity, Bill Gates-styleupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 03:50:00

When entrepreneur Tom Pirelli sold the medical software company he founded, Enterprise Systems, for $250 million in stock in 1997, the 59-year-old decided to devote his time and capital to helping the needy. He started a foundation but soon found that philanthropy wasn't as enjoyable as he'd anticipated. "I started by writing checks, which was incredibly unsatisfying," he says. So like many of the new breed of philanthropist, Pirelli applied the skills that had served him as a business owner and got his hands dirty launching, running, and benchmarking his own projects. He funded and ran robotics programs in the Chicago public schools and outfitted a voice-controlled home for a quadriplegic veteran wounded in Iraq. Now Pirelli is rethinking housing for the poor: In December his Arial Foundation ( built the first of a planned one million modular homes. "Our goal is to build houses like Toyota builds cars," Pirelli says.

CNNMoney: Private equity: Scrooge no longerupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 04:20:00

Private equity firms have a reputation for being rich and ruthless - and for good reason.

Money Magazine: Make Your Good Deed Count for Moreupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 00:00:00

Makeup entrepreneur Bobbi Brown wasn't looking for another charity to support when she was invited to a breakfast for Dress for Success, a group that provides professional clothing for disadvantaged women so they can go on job interviews. She went because she figured it would be early and quick enough "not to take a chunk out of my day." Then she heard DFS founder Nancy Lublin speak about how she'd started the charity with the $5,000 her great-grandfather Poppy Max had left her. "She said she wanted to do something to make him proud," Brown remembers. "Well, I had a Papa Max too."

Money Magazine: Make your good deed count for moreupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 05:32:00

Makeup entrepreneur Bobbi Brown wasn't looking for another charity to support when she was invited to a breakfast for Dress for Success, a group that provides professional clothing for disadvantaged women so they can go on job interviews.

Fortune: Buffett to Gates: Spend It!updated: Mon Mar 19 2007 00:01:00

Last summer Warren Buffett stunned the business world when he told FORTUNE that he would give away the bulk of his $44 billion Berkshire Hathaway fortune to charity. Giving backupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 12:15:00

The C.A.T.C.H. 84 Foundation was supposed to be Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chris Chambers' way of giving back. He intended it to help inner city children develop self-esteem, healthy habits, and life skills through sports. But his C.A.T.C.H. 84 quickly spiraled into a catch 22 for the altruistic athlete.

Fortune: Bill Gates: The way we giveupdated: Tue Jan 09 2007 09:53:00

This essay is adapted from a speech that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates delivered recently at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Gates received that museum's James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic work through the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.

CNNMoney: Charitable gift givingupdated: Mon Dec 18 2006 11:45:00

Giving a present that also benefits charities may seem like the perfect holiday gift, but in most cause-related marketing, less than 10 percent of proceeds go to charities.

Fortune: A charity of one's ownupdated: Fri Dec 15 2006 07:37:00

So you're not Warren Buffett or Bill Gates. There's no reason you still can't give like a billionaire. Donor-advised funds - investment accounts that let you deposit assets for an upfront tax deduc...

FSB: Give to charity just by searching the Webupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 15:43:00

Attention, would-be philanthropists: Ken Ramberg knows you're busy. He knows that you mean to write checks to help hurricane victims and you want to raise money for your kid's school. He also knows...

Fortune: Give smarterupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 15:32:00

This year some important changes are likely to tax the patience of any charitable giver. Buried in the Pension Protection Act of 2006, passed in August, are some new limits to the deduction you can claim for your clothing and household items. To be eligible for donation, the item has be in "good used or better condition," which has not been further defined by the IRS.

Fortune: Force for changeupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 10:00:00

At the time I realized that American companies weren't doing enough for their communities, I was spending about $100 million on corporate philanthropic programs.

Fortune: Warren Buffett gives it awayupdated: Mon Jul 10 2006 00:01:00

We were sitting in a Manhattan living room on a spring afternoon, and Warren Buffett had a Cherry Coke in his hand as usual. But this unremarkable scene was about to take a surprising turn.

Fortune: A conversation with Warren Buffettupdated: Sun Jun 25 2006 11:15:00

Coming from you, this plan is pretty startling. Up to now you haven't been famous for giving away money. In fact, you've been roundly criticized now and then for not giving it away. So let's cut to the obvious question: Are you ill?

Money Magazine: Leave a Legacy, Live Foreverupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 00:01:00

This November a movie called The Ultimate Gift will hit theaters. It's an adaptation of the best-selling book about a billionaire, to be played by James Garner, who forces his grandson to learn the...

Money Magazine: Showing Some Legacyupdated: Thu Feb 16 2006 10:27:00

(MONEY Magazine) - This November a movie called The Ultimate Gift will hit theaters. It's an adaptation of the best-selling book about a billionaire, to be played by James Garner, who forces his gr...

CNNMoney: Thwart charity scamsupdated: Wed Dec 28 2005 09:40:00

As the scandal involving Red Cross workers and Katrina donations shows, you can never be completely sure your money is safe when making donations to charity.

CNNMoney: Anyone want water for Christmas?updated: Tue Dec 13 2005 12:35:00

NEW YORK ( - Talk about too much choice.

Still charitable?updated: Thu Nov 17 2005 10:07:00

Charities are anxious this holiday season. After an extraordinary year that began with a catastrophic tsunami followed by hurricanes Katrina and Wilma and ended with an earthquake in South Asia that killed thousands, charities worry that donors may not have much left to give.

CNNMoney: Katrina scams on the riseupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 10:47:00

There are now some 4,600 Web sites advertising Hurricane Katrina relief services, and most of them are under suspicion of being bogus, FBI assistant director Louis Reigel said Friday.

Trying to get it right this timeupdated: Mon Sep 19 2005 16:29:00

In the weeks following the last great domestic disaster, 9/11, the American Red Cross stockpiled blood for those who didn't need it, refused to share critical victim information with other charities, and was dressed down before Congress for planning to use relief funds to improve its internal operations.

CNNMoney: Katrina scams mushroomupdated: Fri Sep 09 2005 11:10:00

There are now some 2,300 Web sites advertising Hurricane Katrina relief services, and most of them are presumed to be bogus, the FBI said Friday.

CNNMoney: Charity scamsupdated: Fri Sep 09 2005 10:44:00

Even before Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, scammers were hard at work trying to get your charity dollars.

CNNMoney: Charities: What you can doupdated: Tue Sep 06 2005 14:06:00

Ever since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the region on last week hundreds of thousands of Louisiana and Mississippi residents have been forced to leave their homes.

CNNMoney: Beware Hurricane Katrina scamsupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 11:14:00

Whenever a disaster like Hurricane Katrina strikes and brings widespread anguish to so many Americans, their fellow citizens rush to help.

CNNMoney: Donating to charityupdated: Fri Jul 29 2005 14:12:00

Tens of thousands of children are going to starve to death in the West African Nation of Niger unless they get aid. In fact, 1.2 million people are starving. It's a crisis that could have been avoided, according to the United Nations. But it seems no one was listening to the warnings last year.

Surf the Web to raise charity cashupdated: Tue Jun 21 2005 11:28:00

A new Web search engine gives users the opportunity to generate cash for their favorite charities every time they browse the Internet.

CNNMoney: U.S. charitable giving hits new recordupdated: Tue Jun 14 2005 07:28:00

Despite their own economic concerns, Americans reached deep into their pockets and gave an estimated total of $249 billion to charitable causes in 2004, up five percent over the previous year and setting a new record, according to a new report from the Giving USA Foundation.

CNNMoney: The giving Gatesupdated: Wed Mar 02 2005 11:17:00

They're the Gates that keep on giving.

Tsunami charity scamsupdated: Thu Jan 06 2005 17:54:00

At a time of unprecedented giving, the FBI warns that Internet scams are emerging.

CNNMoney: Giving to charityupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 13:46:00

If you're giving money to charity, make sure every dollar counts.

CNNMoney: Charitable giving: Leverage your givingupdated: Wed Dec 22 2004 12:08:00

Giving, say, $100 to a worthy cause is good. Turning that hundred bucks into a $150 or $200 donation without contributing more from your own pocket is even better.

CNNMoney: Charitable giving: The right matchupdated: Wed Dec 22 2004 12:05:00

Once you've identified the causes that matter most to you, find the specific charities that best fit your giving goals.

CNNMoney: Charitable giving: Find your motivationupdated: Wed Dec 22 2004 12:04:00

Most people give to charity for a very simple reason: They are asked. More than 60 percent of households that donate money have received a request on behalf of the cause, according to Independent Sector, a coalition of philanthropic organizations.

CNNMoney: Making your generosity payupdated: Wed Dec 22 2004 12:03:00

For Michael and Martha Hogan, giving to charity is not just a tradition -- it's a passion. The St. Louis couple, both 51, donate regularly to some two dozen nonprofits, ranging from major groups like the United Way and the National Kidney Foundation to the lesser-known Small World Adoption Foundation, which helped them adopt the youngest of their four children.

Charities find dollars on the Internetupdated: Wed Dec 15 2004 14:46:00

Charities looking to fill their stockings this year over the Internet are encountering a new generation of donors promising to change the face of philanthropy.

Money Magazine: Making Your Generosity Payupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

For Michael and Martha Hogan, giving to charity is not just a tradition—it's a passion. The St. Louis couple, both 51, donate regularly to some two dozen nonprofits, ranging from major groups like ...

CNNMoney: The best ways to give to charityupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 11:02:00

'Tis the season for giving. And, for many people that means more than just buying presents for friends and family -- it means giving to charity.

Saudis reform charities as antiterror measureupdated: Wed Jun 02 2004 10:38:00

Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that it will dissolve all Saudi international charities and fold them into a single government-sponsored entity, in an effort to stop the flow of money to terrorist organizations.

CNNMoney: Being guilted out of moneyupdated: Mon Mar 29 2004 16:01:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Whenever someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I often would joke and say, "Philanthropist."

Money Magazine: A Giving Family How Even A Small Donor Can Create A Lasting Legacyupdated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

Each year Darren Ewaska would write some 60 two- or three-figure checks to charities--to everything from the Ronald McDonald House to historic-preservation causes. But the experience left him diss...

Money Magazine: Giving Coming together to make a difference Tanya Jones, Baltimoreupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

Ask Tanya Jones what motivated her to help found a giving circle, and you'll likely find yourself listening to a story about her mother. "She's who I admire most," says the 31-year-old director of ...

Fortune: The Other Divide at HP This one's not about making money, but donating it. How the Hewletts and Packards split.updated: Mon Mar 03 2003 00:01:00

When people in the nonprofit world want advice on how to deal with the economy's devastating impact on their finances, it's no surprise that they turn to Susan Packard Orr. With her ultra-straight...

Money Magazine: The Money Guide To Wise Giving Smart ways to support a charity, from writing a check or donating your stuff to updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

When Liza Prior Lucy, a quiltmaker and author in New Hope, Pa., writes checks to charities every December, three groups are top of mind: Beyond Pesticides, an organization that monitors pesticide m...

Money Magazine: Web Resourcesupdated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

The best places on the Web to check out a charity before you write a check. --Rhett Butler

Money Magazine: Wise giving guideupdated: Wed Nov 27 2002 14:13:00

When Liza Prior Lucy, a quiltmaker and author in New Hope, Pa., writes checks to charities every December, three groups are top on her mind.

Money Magazine: Philanthropy Inc. If you have money to give away, plenty of pros would like to manage it for you.updated: Sat Jun 01 2002 00:01:00

For all the bad news about investment losses and a market that's moving sideways, Americans still give away billions of dollars to causes they care about--more than $150 billion a year at last coun...

FSB: Dan Pallotta's bike-tour and walkathon business has raised more than $200 million for AIDS research & other charities. So whupdated: Fri Mar 01 2002 00:01:00

Dan Pallotta should have a lot to smile about right now. His company, Pallotta TeamWorks, runs big, complicated fundraisers like the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day walks and the AIDSRides-USA, in which e...

Fortune: The Gift Of Arrogance It's blessed to give--but it's a lot harder than Nethead philanthropists thought.updated: Mon Dec 24 2001 00:01:00

In the later parts of their mostly brief careers, many Internet entrepreneurs decided they were ready to revolutionize more than mere business. Having utterly transformed whole industries--nay, the...

Money Magazine: Wise Giving Guide After the ground swell of donations, some lessons in how to judge a charityupdated: Sat Dec 01 2001 00:01:00

It was one of the few heartening events of the past several weeks--even before the smoke cleared from the Sept. 11 attacks, charitable donations began pouring in. And the money keeps coming. As of ...

Money Magazine: Shop For A Cause At these five websites, you can do good with every purchase.updated: Sat Dec 01 2001 00:01:00

Want a painless way to give more? Shop through a Web portal that funnels a small portion of what you spend at major e-commerce sites to a charity of your choice. At least half a dozen sites do so, ...

Money Magazine: Make Your Giving Charitableupdated: Fri Dec 01 2000 00:01:00

If you'd like to complement your gift buying with some charitable giving this holiday season, the Web can lend a hand in two ways.

Fortune: The Man Who Sold Silicon Valley On Giving In the land of the "cyber-stingy," Peter Hero convinced high-tupdated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

Not long ago, Peter deCourcy Hero, the 57-year-old president of Community Foundation Silicon Valley, sat down with a young dot-com mogul who had resolved to direct some of his newly minted millions...

Fortune: Can Anyone Fix The United Way? The FORTUNE 500's favorite charitable organization needs a managerial facupdated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

The Hyatt Regency Hotel at Chicago's O'Hare airport seems an unlikely place for a revolt. But when a few hundred leaders of United Way chapters gathered in a large meeting room there this past Marc...

FSB: Doing Good It's the hottest thing since greed: The "new philanthropy." How do you measure up?updated: Sun Oct 01 2000 00:01:00

Charity. Philanthropy. Noblesse oblige. Giving back. You can feel the difference. The first three phrases are rooted in old European traditions: wealthy folks, from the privacy of their estates, gi...

FSB: Portrait Of The CEO As A Philanthropist The business of America is business, right? But a new generation is redefining exactly wupdated: Sun Oct 01 2000 00:01:00

In the fall of 1988, Jordan Kassalow staggered into the lobby of the luxurious Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong with a knapsack on his back and a parasite he'd picked up God-knew-where in his stomach. ...

FSB: Octoberfest!updated: Sun Oct 01 2000 00:01:00

We've got a lot to celebrate this month. Not only does this issue complete our first full year as Fortune Small Business (FSB), it also enables us to make a sizable donation to charity and to bring...

Fortune: Having Your Cake And Donating It Tooupdated: Mon Jun 12 2000 00:01:00

What's the biggest charity in the U.S. after the Salvation Army (No. 1) and the YMCA (No. 2)? Would you believe it's Fidelity's Charitable Gift Fund, one of a growing number of so-called donor-advi...

Fortune: The Case of the Disappearing Charitable Deductionupdated: Mon Dec 20 1999 00:01:00

Before the year ends, many Americans will make charitable contributions, secure in the knowledge that their generosity will be accompanied by the deep joy of reaping tax deductions that equal the g...

Money Magazine: Do Good When You Shop Onlineupdated: Mon Nov 01 1999 00:01:00

As you do some damage with your credit cards this holiday shopping season, keep in mind that there's an easy way to do some good at the same time. Shop online at one of the growing number of giving...

Money Magazine: Do The Right Thing A well-timed gift to charity can support a worthy cause and slash your taxes.updated: Wed Sep 01 1999 00:01:00

A holiday-inspired burst of generosity is a popular way to cut your taxes, since you can deduct gifts to charity as long as you itemize. But don't wait for year-end if you have assets other than ca...

Fortune: A Tax Protest That Doth Protest Too Much, Wethinksupdated: Mon May 24 1999 00:01:00

The rich folks who belong to a socially liberal group called Responsible Wealth want you to know they think it's wrong for the government to give special tax relief to individuals like themselves. ...

Fortune: One Family's Finances: How Bill Gates Invests His Money Like a lot of people, he's got stocks, bonds, and a updated: Mon Mar 15 1999 00:01:00

On the eastern shore of Lake Washington, halfway between Seattle and Microsoft's sprawl over in Redmond, sits a modest, three-story office building inhabited by some pretty remarkable characters. T...

Fortune: One Charitable Deduction That Could Land You in a Tax Trap Of Death And Taxesupdated: Mon Feb 15 1999 00:01:00

The road to tax hell just might be paved with charitable deductions. Consider: It has long been the law in this country that life insurance premiums are not income tax deductible, but gifts to char...

Money Magazine: Give Wisely At The Officeupdated: Sun Nov 01 1998 00:01:00

What could be easier than taking care of your charitable obligations through a workplace giving program? Having your employer pull a few dollars from every paycheck is a pretty painless way to avoi...

Fortune: FORTUNE's 40 Most Generous Americansupdated: Mon Feb 02 1998 00:01:00

Charity purists, beware. Anyone who thinks of Mother Teresa as the true embodiment of the virtue is hopelessly old-fashioned. Forget self-sacrifice (or Wasp noblesse oblige). Nowadays, giving money...


Faced with such tragedies as poverty in America, Hurricanes Bertha (below) and Fran, the TWA and ValuJet crashes, the Olympic bombing and the war in Bosnia, many Americans share the same impulse: T...


'TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE TO YOUR FAVORITE charity. Problem is, 'tis also the season to give to the mail carrier, your nieces and nephews and perhaps your doorman--which might mean you're a little sh...

Money Magazine: SMART CHARITY GIVING THAT PAYS YOU BACKupdated: Fri Dec 01 1995 00:01:00

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Money Magazine: GIVING THE TOP U.S. CHARITIESupdated: Thu Dec 01 1994 00:01:00

This is the time of year most Americans think seriously about contributing to one or more charitable organizations. The holidays are a reminder that others could use a hand. December is also the la...

Money Magazine: BE SURE YOUR CHARITY DONATIONS ARE SPENT WELLupdated: Sat Oct 01 1994 00:01:00

Nightly TV news images of needy people including the 2 million Rwandan refugees may leave you wanting to help but unsure of how to do that effectively. Each year Money helps readers to size up char...

Money Magazine: MONEY AUDITS THE CLINTONS They may owe $45,000 in back taxes and interest. Here's what you can learn from their mistakes.updated: Fri Apr 01 1994 00:01:00

Although virtually every one of Bill and Hillary Clinton's moves has been recorded, analyzed and debated, there is one facet of their lives that hasn't gotten the same level of scrutiny until now. ...

Fortune: WHERE ALL THAT AIDS MONEY IS GOING Yes, there's a lot of it. But AIDS is not getting more than its fair share -- and devoted graupdated: Mon Feb 07 1994 00:01:00

THE CAMPAIGN against AIDS may be simultaneously the most visible charity in search of private donations and the noisiest lobby in search of government funding. In major cities like Los Angeles and ...

Money Magazine: THE DARK SIDE OF CHARITY GAMBLING Americans spend $10 billion a year at charity-sponsored bingo and casino games. But only aboutupdated: Fri Oct 01 1993 00:01:00

When retired Army Lt. Col. Chuck Luce, 62, became executive director of the South Carolina Association for Retarded Citizens in January 1990, he was confident that the group's high-stakes bingo gam...

Fortune: THE BILLIONAIRES HOW THEY GIVE THEIR MONEY AWAY Some do good for the worst of reasons, but many are motivated by a genuine desirupdated: Mon Sep 07 1992 00:01:00

BROTHER, can you spare a billion? Since the time of the Medici, great philanthropists have answered ''Sure,'' and spared it or its equivalent. Not content merely to pile up assets, they have sought...

Money Magazine: WHICH CHARITY BOSSES EARN THEIR KEEP One in five top executives at America's biggest charities gets more than $200,000 a year. Hupdated: Fri May 01 1992 00:01:00

Once you might have reasonably assumed that money you gave to a highly respected charity would be well spent. No longer. In February, the United Way of America, whose 2,100 chapters raised $3.1 bil...

Money Magazine: CHARITABLE GIFTS THAT PAY YOU BACK This guide to trusts and other increasingly popular strategies tells how to get tax breaks --updated: Sat Dec 01 1990 00:01:00

When it comes to helping others, Americans are undeniably generous. Last year, according to the Independent Sector, a nonprofit group that studies Wtrends in philanthropy, the average household gav...

Money Magazine: NEW GUIDELINES FOR Giving Our 10 commandments help you separate top charities from wastrels.updated: Fri Dec 01 1989 00:01:00

Tis the season to help others -- and with the homeless crisis, Hurricane Hugo and the California earthquake fresh in their minds, Americans are expected to contribute a record $22.5 billion to char...

Fortune: MICHAEL MILKEN, PHILANTHROPISTupdated: Mon Nov 07 1988 00:01:00

Say what you want about Michael R. Milken, but he sure knows how to spread the jelly. In 1987, Drexel Burnham Lambert's alchemist of junk bonds and his wife, Lori, 42, donated over $93 million to t...

Money Magazine: HOW TO LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY No need to doze over those wasteless tracts on wills, trusts and death taxes. All updated: Mon Apr 11 1988 00:01:00

IT'S STRANGE but true: about seven of 10 adults have life insurance, but only a third have wills. The most plausible explanation for such faulty forward planning is that insurance is sold and wills...

Fortune: THE JOYS OF CLOSEUP PHILANTHROPY Paying for a kid's education or a well in Mali, some managers like the feeling of helping face updated: Mon Sep 01 1986 00:01:00

Come September, futures trader Paul Tudor Jones II will be looking out for the futures of 85 seventh graders in Brooklyn's rough Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. He recently told the kids that if t...

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