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CNNMoney: Santorum's charitable donations lag rivalsupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 15:44:00

White House hopeful Rick Santorum lags behind both his 2012 competitors and wealthy Americans in general when it comes to charitable giving, according to tax documents.

CNNMoney: Investor pays to help fix Washington Monumentupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 14:17:00

A philanthropist who came forward soon after an earthquake damaged the Washington Monument last August has donated $7.5 million to get the repair project off the ground.

CNNMoney: Charities get last-minute boost from donorsupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 11:55:00

Chalk it up to the holiday spirit -- or just smart tax planning -- but charitable giving is looking up this month.

Chenoweth helping animals in needupdated: Sat Dec 17 2011 07:26:00

Actress Kristin Chenoweth shares the inspiration behind Maddie's Corner, her organization that supports shelter animals.

How charitable are today's celebrities?updated: Sat Dec 17 2011 07:26:00

Celebrities are no strangers to charity work: Bono created his ONE campaign to fight global poverty, Angelina Jolie travels the world as a United Nations good will ambassador, and the recently named "Sexiest Man Alive" Bradley Cooper reportedly donated thousands of dollars worth of winter clothing to homeless people in Philadelphia, where he's filming his latest movie.

Artists support Occupy movement with albumupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 12:20:00

Some legendary names in music and art are voicing their support for the Occupy movement, with a music compilation record called "Occupy This Album," the album producers say.

CNNMoney: Salvation Army's red kettles team up with Squareupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 09:36:00

The Salvation Army is well-known for its ubiquitous red kettles and bell-ringing change collectors.

Chinese donate money to Ai Weiweiupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 11:13:00

Chinese citizens donate money to dissident Ai Weiwei in the latest standoff between China's government and its people.

Web the new frontier for activismupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 14:51:00

Technology is obviously expanding, both in its actual reach into our daily lives and in terms of its creative potential. In many ways, this expansion is redefining how we see ourselves as individuals and citizens within our community. But perhaps even more fundamentally, technology is challenging us to equally expand our definition of what constitutes our 'community.'

Veteran British DJ and TV presenter Jimmy Savile diesupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 13:34:00

Veteran DJ and TV personality Jimmy Savile, who entertained generations of British children on television and radio, has died at the age of 84. World All-Star Classic in Puerto Rico 'postponed'updated: Sat Oct 29 2011 03:35:00

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Organizers say a scheduled exhibition game including NBA stars has been postponed and will be rescheduled next week.

Chinese nuns run for charityupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 03:48:00

Chinese Catholic nuns run the Beijing Marathon to solicit donations and help people living with AIDS.

Detainees in Guantanamo fear indefinite detentionupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 11:32:00

In the summer of 2001 Fayiz Mohammed Ahmed Al Kandari, the eldest son of a large family, left Kuwait to travel to Afghanistan. His stated purpose was to do charitable work, assisting with the reconstruction of two wells and the repair of a mosque.

Patricia Modell, actress and wife of Art Modell, dead at 80updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 19:04:00

Actress Patricia Modell, who was married to former Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell, died Wednesday, the Ravens organization announced. She was 80.

Truth Squad: Who has fewer uninsured kids?updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 03:10:00

At Tuesday night's GOP Presidential Debate in Hanover, New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney countered Texas Governor Rick Perry's criticism of Romney's health care plan with an assertion that his health care policies made Massachusetts the number one state when it comes to insuring children, while Texas remains at the bottom. Prince William Takes Kate to Charity Event After All-Night Missionupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 16:10:00

No rest for the weary, as William helps a sailor visit a sick relative, then opens a new cancer center LeBron, Wade, Bosh to host All-Star exhibition in South Floridaupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 18:08:00

Miami Heat stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are planning to host about 20 NBA players for a charity game in early October.

Phish jams to raise $1.2 million for flood victims in native Vermontupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 18:52:00

Jam band Phish broke attendance records and raised more than $1.2 million for victims of flooding this week in their home state of Vermont. Maria Shriver Returning to Journalism Careerupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 06:33:00

California's former First Lady puts her skills on display interviewing Wallis Annenberg

Phish to hold benefit concert in Vermont for flood victimsupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 00:57:00

Rock band Phish will hold a benefit concert in Vermont on Wednesday night to help people across the state affected by flooding last month.

Changing the world through artupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 17:11:00

A visually-impaired teen is using his paintings to help others. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield has the story.

Changing the world through artupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 17:11:00

At 12 years old, Jeff Hanson was struggling to see the world around him.

CNNMoney: How Sept. 11 changed charity in Americaupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 10:27:00

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, inspired Americans to step up and help their neighbors like never before, donating billions of dollars to families who lost loved ones.

Apple's philanthropy needs a rebootupdated: Mon Sep 05 2011 06:24:00

As newly crowned CEO Tim Cook gets used to his new role and the extraordinary power and pressure that it brings, many Apple fans will likely urge him to continue leading the company much as his famous, turtle-necked predecessor Steve Jobs did. Jerry Lewis Is Not Back as Host of Muscular Dystrophy Telethon: Repupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 08:07:00

After a report that the comic would be back, his rep said it's not happening

Ten years on, Kuwaiti inmates fear indefinite Guantanamo detentionupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 05:52:00

In the summer of 2001, Fayiz Mohammed Ahmed Al Kandari, the eldest son of a large family, left Kuwait to travel to Afghanistan. His stated purpose was to do charitable work, assisting with the reconstruction of two wells and the repair of a mosque.

Jerry Lewis out as Muscular Dystrophy Association chairmanupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 22:22:00

The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced Wednesday that comedian Jerry Lewis is no longer serving as the organization's national chairman.

Money Magazine: My wife and I want to donate to different causesupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 16:48:00

My wife prefers to donate to religious charities and hates it when I donate to environmental ones or any other one she doesn't approve of. Got a solution? -- E.J., Colorado Springs

Philanthropist says dogs will help soldiers with PTSDupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 09:37:00

It smacks of Fourth of July patriotism -- the poster with a big, panting golden retriever with an Uncle Sam hat and the slogan "Dog Bless America."

Tony Stewart's race for charityupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 15:50:00

NASCAR champion Tony Stewart gathers some of the best in motorsports to support children in need. William & Kate's Wedding Fund Raises $1.7 Million for Charityupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 13:10:00

The couple set up the fund as an alternative for people who wished to send wedding gifts Princes William and Harry Face Off in Polo Matchupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 10:12:00

William's team Tusk defeated Harry's team Sentebale in a rain-soaked match Prince William and Kate Middleton's Glamorous Night Outupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 07:48:00

The royal newlyweds step out for a charitable event in London

CNNMoney: Buffett lunch auction bids exceed $2 millionupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 08:19:00

Bidding on Warren Buffett's auction of an annual fundraising power lunch easily eclipsed $2 million by Tuesday, with four days of bidding yet to go. Happy Birthday Angelina! Watch Her Changing Looksupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 07:30:00

Watch as the philanthropic actress goes from goth starlet to the red carpet's hottest mom of six

No hoax: Colorado balloon boy's father is auctioning off saucerupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 06:16:00

Richard Heene, who pulled a hoax in 2009 by saying his 6-year-old son was in peril as a stowaway in a balloon over Colorado, is now auctioning the saucer for charity.

Infamous balloon to be auctionedupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 06:16:00

The UFO-like balloon that millions of people saw fly through the air on tv is now being auctioned off. WTSP reports.

Royal wedding hat sells for $131,000updated: Mon May 23 2011 16:03:00

The hat worn by Princess Beatrice to the royal wedding sold at auction to benefit charities for children.

Jerry Lewis to sign off from Muscular Dystrophy Association telethonupdated: Mon May 16 2011 23:12:00

For 45 years, Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Labor Day fundraiser have been synonymous, so much so that it's now known as the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, in honor of the comic's tireless efforts.

Princess Beatrice's royal wedding hat being sold for charityupdated: Sun May 15 2011 17:40:00

Is it a bird? A bow? A pretzel? The hat worn by Britain's Princess Beatrice to last month's royal wedding created a stir, spawning numerous blog posts and even a Facebook page with more than 140,000 fans.

Country stars perform for disaster reliefupdated: Thu May 12 2011 14:07:00

Country legend Hank Williams Jr. took the lead on a benefit concert to aid victims of the recent devastating storms, tornadoes and flooding. "Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert" airs at 9 p.m. ET Thursday on CMT.

Telethon for tornado and flood victimsupdated: Thu May 12 2011 14:07:00

HLN's Robin Meade talks to musician Trace Adkins about 'Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert'

CNNMoney: Bye, bye tax breaks. Hello lower ratesupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 17:15:00

President Obama on Wednesday officially threw his weight behind an idea to revamp the way Americans currently pay their individual tax bills, getting rid of popular breaks to lower all income brackets.

Tennis stars hit the pitch for charityupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 12:12:00

CNN's Candy Reid plays alongside tennis stars for a charity football match to aid Japanese quake and tsunami victims.

How musicians are raising money for Japan reliefupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 10:18:00

Musicians and record labels are doing their part to help raise money for relief efforts in Japan following the devastation left in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation on March 11th.

CNNMoney: Donations to Japan lag far behind Haiti or Katrinaupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 11:29:00

News of the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan has been widespread, but donations have lagged way, way behind.

CNNMoney: Earthquake aid totals $25 million - far less than Haitiupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 11:57:00

Individuals, companies and charities have been quick to rally in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that rocked Japan on Friday, but donations have been slow to come.

CNNMoney: Japan earthquake: How you can helpupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 09:29:00

After the fifth largest earthquake in history struck Japan, many Americans have been eager to help -- but donations can be tricky, particularly in the earliest phase of the recovery effort.

LSE head quits over Libya linksupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 07:15:00

The director of the London School of Economic quits over the school's financial links to Libya.

UK university chief quits over Libya linksupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 07:15:00

An academic, entertainers and a member of the board of a Libyan charity are among the high-profile beneficiaries of Libyan hospitality who have distanced themselves from the oil-rich government and its leaders in recent days. Brad Paisley's Painting Fetches $5,500 for Charityupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 22:29:00

He completed it during the cocktail hour at at La Fete du Cinema

CNNMoney: Groupon spends big on controversial (tasteless?) Super Bowl spotsupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 12:49:00

It's a battle of the daily deal sites -- and this time it played out on the big screen. Right after Groupon secured a Super Bowl ad, rival site LivingSocial snapped up a pre-game spot.

Global challenges in 2011updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 10:40:00

MME talks with the former British ambassador to the United Nations about how to tackle unemployment and economic inequality.

Worse flooding yet to come for Brisbaneupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 12:31:00

Seven Network's Patrick Condren reports Australia's Brisbane River is expected to rise another meter before its peak.

Brisbane showground becomes refuge from floodsupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 12:31:00

Kayla Brown held her three-year-old daughter on her hip as she sorted through a pile of donated clothes at Brisbane's main flood evacuation center.

Money Magazine: Should I give to charity or pay down debt?updated: Thu Dec 23 2010 10:34:00

Question: I'm 60, make a good salary and I give generously to charities and other causes I support. I feel that those who have should give to those who don't. I also have about $20,000 in credit card debt, however.

Geese, cookies and iPods: Buying gifts that give backupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 10:53:00

If you want to feel twice as nice about holiday gift giving, try donating to a charity.

'Facebook of philanthropy'updated: Wed Dec 15 2010 14:14:00

Edwars Norton's talks to CNN's Alina Cho on his project "Crowdrise," which he calls the "Facebook of philanthropy."

Actor Edward Norton helps create 'Facebook of philanthropy'updated: Wed Dec 15 2010 14:14:00

Actor Edward Norton has been in the spotlight for more than 15 years. But what some fans might not know about him is his work off-camera -- helping raise hundreds of millions of dollars for charitable projects over the course of his career.

Money Magazine: Give like a billionaire - even on your salaryupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 21:21:00

Warren Buffett says he will donate 99% of his wealth.

Illinois police probe Springfield mayor's deathupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 20:51:00

The mayor of Springfield, Illinois, was found dead in his home Tuesday morning, the day he had been ordered to present an accounting of his cousin's estate to a judge. Oprah Winfrey Gives $40 Million to Charityupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 20:49:00

The talk show host is the top celebrity giver, followed by Nora Roberts and Meryl Streep

CNNMoney: Zuckerberg joins Buffett charity pledgeupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 08:25:00

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is among 17 wealthy American families and individuals who have joined a promise to donate the bulk of their fortunes to charity, according to a group that supports the idea.

CNNMoney: Giving thanks, Web 2.0 styleupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 15:54:00

Feeling warm and fuzzy? It's that season again and the startup scene is buzzing with tidings of joy. Bill Clinton Offering Private Dinner for a Good Causeupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 22:09:00

The former president is auctioning off a dinner hosted by him to raise money for the Clinton Foundation

Ricky Martin giving a voice to exploited childrenupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 13:37:00

Grammy Award-winning artist Ricky Martin has long been passionate about helping others, serving as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador and working with Habitat for Humanity.

CNNMoney: Recession's casualty: Charityupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 08:46:00

As the recession whacked the economy, charitable giving by even the wealthiest Americans took a substantial hit, according to a study released Tuesday.

Ohno making impact off the iceupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 19:18:00

Apolo Anton Ohno has won eight Olympic medals -- two of them gold -- in short track speed skating, but he is also well known for helping people away from the rink.

Apolo Ohno's impactupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 19:18:00

Olympic champion Apolo Anton Ohno explains how his favorite nonprofit helps donors see their impact on recipients. Off-Duty Hollywood: Christina Aguilera Takes Son Max Pumpkin Pickingupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 12:48:00

Plus: Matthew McConaughey makes a philanthropic visit to an L.A. high school and more star sightings

Report: Donations to major charities dropped by billionsupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 12:14:00

Donations to the country's 400 biggest charities plunged last year by 11 percent, the worst decline since the Chronicle of Philanthropy started ranking the fundraising organizations two decades ago. Former Bachelor Star: This Time Brad Womack Will Find a Wifeupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 15:09:00

"He got pretty butchered," Tenley Molzahn says of his first time when he spurned two women

Train wreck offers beacon of hope for Chinese quake victimsupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 13:19:00

When an earthquake struck the mountainous Chinese province of Sichuan in 2008, it caused unprecedented damage and left nearly 90,000 dead or missing.

Fortune: Rajat Gupta: Touched by scandal - Full versionupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 05:08:00

This is not the way the Rajat Gupta story is supposed to end. It's supposed to go out on a high note, like the previous chapters. He is an Indian nationalist's son who made it to Harvard Business School. He's the only non-Westerner to have served as managing director of storied management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., adviser to CEOs the world over. The ultimate behind-the-scenes business operator, Gupta over the years has whispered in the ear of everyone from Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs to Bill George of Medtronic to A.G. Lafley of Procter & Gamble. More recently he's become a global philanthropist who rubs shoulders with Bono, Bill Clinton, and Bill Gates, tackling problems like malaria in Africa and AIDS in India.

Hot dinner ticket in Chinaupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 00:37:00

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett hold a charity dinner in Beijing. CNN's Jamie Florcruz reports.

Will China's billionaires share the wealth?updated: Fri Oct 01 2010 00:37:00

At a recent Beijing dinner, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, the world's richest philanthropists, tried to convince some 50 of the 189 known Chinese billionaires (in US dollars) that "it's good to give."

Gates, Buffett encouraged by Chinese response to philanthropy callsupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 00:23:00

In the end, few Chinese tycoons could resist the rare opportunity to dine with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in a chateau-style resort on the outskirts of the capital.

CNNMoney: Gates, Buffett say Chinese tycoon dinner a 'success'updated: Thu Sep 30 2010 11:47:00

In the end, few Chinese tycoons could resist the rare opportunity to dine with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, in a chateau-style resort on the outskirts of the capital.

Facebook's Zuckerberg: Making philanthropy cool?updated: Fri Sep 24 2010 15:13:00

This Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show to announce a $100 million donation to the Newark public school system.

Zuckerberg friends Newark schoolsupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 15:13:00

CNN's Ali Velshi explores how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg hopes to help Newark schools with a $100 million donation.

Celebrity 'tweet' auction for Haitiupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 15:56:00

CNN's T.J. Holmes talks to a pastor about a celebrity "tweet" auction to help raise money for an orphanage in Haiti.

CNNMoney: Big biz moves to help small bizupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 13:52:00

IBM and five other major U.S. corporations said Tuesday they would make it easier for small companies to apply for billions of dollars worth of corporate contracts to help boost the economy.

Fortune: The next billionaire challenge: China's wealthiestupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 11:13:00

It's already become known as the Billionaires Banquet in Beijing -- a gathering set for September 29th, hosted by two of the richest and most famous businessmen in the world: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Their guests are supposed to be 50 of their recently minted brethren from China, the richest of the newly rich in the world's fastest growing economy -- now the world's second largest, and someday destined to be the biggest.

China's tycoons shun Gates-Buffett dinner inviteupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 18:34:00

In the world of business, who in their right mind would turn down the opportunity to dine with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett? Chinese tycoons, apparently.

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