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.
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.
Chalk it up to the holiday spirit -- or just smart tax planning -- but charitable giving is looking up this month.
Actress Kristin Chenoweth shares the inspiration behind Maddie's Corner, her organization that supports shelter animals.
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.
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.
The Salvation Army is well-known for its ubiquitous red kettles and bell-ringing change collectors.
Chinese citizens donate money to dissident Ai Weiwei in the latest standoff between China's government and its people.
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 DJ and TV personality Jimmy Savile, who entertained generations of British children on television and radio, has died at the age of 84.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Organizers say a scheduled exhibition game including NBA stars has been postponed and will be rescheduled next week.
Chinese Catholic nuns run the Beijing Marathon to solicit donations and help people living with AIDS.
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.
Actress Patricia Modell, who was married to former Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell, died Wednesday, the Ravens organization announced. She was 80.
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.
No rest for the weary, as William helps a sailor visit a sick relative, then opens a new cancer center
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.
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.
California's former First Lady puts her skills on display interviewing Wallis Annenberg
Rock band Phish will hold a benefit concert in Vermont on Wednesday night to help people across the state affected by flooding last month.
A visually-impaired teen is using his paintings to help others. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield has the story.
At 12 years old, Jeff Hanson was struggling to see the world around him.
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.
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.
After a report that the comic would be back, his rep said it's not happening
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.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced Wednesday that comedian Jerry Lewis is no longer serving as the organization's national chairman.
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
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."
NASCAR champion Tony Stewart gathers some of the best in motorsports to support children in need.
The couple set up the fund as an alternative for people who wished to send wedding gifts
William's team Tusk defeated Harry's team Sentebale in a rain-soaked match
The royal newlyweds step out for a charitable event in London
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.
Watch as the philanthropic actress goes from goth starlet to the red carpet's hottest mom of six
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.
The UFO-like balloon that millions of people saw fly through the air on tv is now being auctioned off. WTSP reports.
The hat worn by Princess Beatrice to the royal wedding sold at auction to benefit charities for children.
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.
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 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.
HLN's Robin Meade talks to musician Trace Adkins about 'Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert'
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.
CNN's Candy Reid plays alongside tennis stars for a charity football match to aid Japanese quake and tsunami victims.
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.
News of the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan has been widespread, but donations have lagged way, way behind.
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.
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.
The director of the London School of Economic quits over the school's financial links to Libya.
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.
He completed it during the cocktail hour at at La Fete du Cinema
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.
MME talks with the former British ambassador to the United Nations about how to tackle unemployment and economic inequality.
Seven Network's Patrick Condren reports Australia's Brisbane River is expected to rise another meter before its peak.
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.
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.
If you want to feel twice as nice about holiday gift giving, try donating to a charity.
Edwars Norton's talks to CNN's Alina Cho on his project "Crowdrise," which he calls the "Facebook of philanthropy."
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.
Warren Buffett says he will donate 99% of his wealth.
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.
The talk show host is the top celebrity giver, followed by Nora Roberts and Meryl Streep
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.
Feeling warm and fuzzy? It's that season again and the startup scene is buzzing with tidings of joy.
The former president is auctioning off a dinner hosted by him to raise money for the Clinton Foundation
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.
As the recession whacked the economy, charitable giving by even the wealthiest Americans took a substantial hit, according to a study released Tuesday.
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.
Olympic champion Apolo Anton Ohno explains how his favorite nonprofit helps donors see their impact on recipients.
Plus: Matthew McConaughey makes a philanthropic visit to an L.A. high school and more star sightings
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.
"He got pretty butchered," Tenley Molzahn says of his first time when he spurned two women
When an earthquake struck the mountainous Chinese province of Sichuan in 2008, it caused unprecedented damage and left nearly 90,000 dead or missing.
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.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett hold a charity dinner in Beijing. CNN's Jamie Florcruz reports.
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."
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Ali Velshi explores how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg hopes to help Newark schools with a $100 million donation.
CNN's T.J. Holmes talks to a pastor about a celebrity "tweet" auction to help raise money for an orphanage in Haiti.
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.
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.
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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