January 13, 2017

Daily News Roundup: N.Y. State Holds Off on Enforcing Donor-Disclosure Laws

N.Y.’s Donor-Disclosure Laws Won’t Be Enforced Yet: Some provisions of the state’s new ethics law requiring nonprofits to disclose the names of some donors will be on hold until a court case challenging it is resolved. The New York Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing to oppose the law on the grounds that it violates the First Amendment.

Bill Gates Talks About Vaccines, Foreign Aid, and More: In an interview with The Financial Times, the Microsoft co-founder also discusses his decision to become a philanthropist at a young age and his giving to medical causes.

Hungary Softens Stance Against Soros-Supported Nonprofits: Hungarian leaders are backing away from a pledge made by one high-ranking official to “sweep out” charities supported by George Soros and his Open Society Foundations in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. However, they still plan to tighten rules governing nonprofits, reports Bloomberg.

NFL Team Owner Donates to Impoverished Atlanta Neighborhoods: Through his namesake family foundation, Arthur Blank has given $20 million to the poor neighborhoods that surround the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium being built for the Atlanta Falcons. Some city residents remain critical of the stadium, fearing that residents living nearby will eventually be pushed out, reports The New York Times.