PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2017-01-21T18:36:52-05:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily News Roundup: Ex-Clinton Foundation Leader Joins Tech Mogul Schmidt’s Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Ex-Clinton/238939 2017-01-19T09:38:00-05:00 Also, Betsy DeVos distances herself from giving by her parents' foundation to groups viewed as anti-gay rights, and D.C.-area Girl Scouts draw fire for marching in Donald Trump's inaugural. Daily News Roundup: $100 Million Pledge Backs Tex. Leadership Center https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-100/238909 2017-01-17T11:00:00-05:00 Also, Donald Trump's pick for treasury secretary had ties to nonprofits that supported a lucrative merger involving a bank he led, and a black college's marching band draws a donation windfull to perform at the inauguration. Gifts Roundup: Iowa State Lands $93 Million Equity Gift https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Iowa-State/238911 2017-01-17T10:02:00-05:00 A former Iowa State student gave the university's foundation his majority stake in an education-technology company he helped found. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: N.Y. State Holds Off on Enforcing Donor-Disclosure Laws https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-NY-State/238899 2017-01-13T11:31:00-05:00 Also, Hungary has retreated on its promise to "sweep out" nonprofits funded by George Soros, and Bill Gates talks about his philanthropy. Trump Cabinet’s Philanthropic Ties Detailed in New Online Resource https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Cabinet-s/238879 2017-01-12T12:04:00-05:00 The analysis by the Foundation Center found that the president-elect’s nominees have served on the boards of 50 nonprofit organizations working on causes such as education, veterans’ affairs, and health. By Megan O’Neil Daily News Roundup: Charles Koch Gives $25.6 Million for Black Colleges https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Charles/238877 2017-01-12T11:00:00-05:00 Also, Iowa State University is given a $93 million majority stake in an education-tech firm, and Hungary's rulers announce plans to purge George Soros-backed activist groups. ACLU’s Tough Talk on Trump Leads to Huge Fundraising Success https://www.philanthropy.com/article/ACLU-s-Tough-Talk-on-Trump/238874 2017-01-12T09:30:00-05:00 Time will tell if the American Civil Liberties Union’s aggressive stance will continue to resonate with donors. By Timothy Sandoval Bay Area Philanthropist Helen Diller’s Foundation Gives UCSF $500 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Bay-Area-Philanthropist-Helen/238872 2017-01-12T00:01:00-05:00 The late donor’s daughter said the relatively unrestricted pledge is structured to help the university "move rapidly and achieve great things" in biomedical research. By Maria Di Mento Gifts Roundup: $7 Million for Cornell Closes Book on Feeney’s Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-7-Million-for/238844 2017-01-09T10:08:00-05:00 Other notable donations include $10 million-plus for cancer research at Stony Brook University and $5 million for renovations at the University of Iowa’s football stadium. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Rockefeller Fund Picks USAID Administrator as New President https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/238814 2017-01-05T10:29:00-05:00 Also, a Republican proposal would shift a quarter of large endowment gifts to big colleges to financial aid, and Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center is cutting nearly 1,000 jobs after a fiscally rough 2016. Trump Tax Overhaul Could Cause Short-Term Fundraising Spike https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Trump-Tax-Overhaul-Could-Cause/238785 2017-01-04T07:59:58-05:00 Lessons from 1986 suggest that the fear of smaller deductions causes donors to speed up giving, but the long-term effects are more nuanced. By Drew Lindsay Gifts Roundup: $20 Million Donation Buttresses New Vanderbilt Colleges https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-20-Million/238793 2017-01-03T11:11:00-05:00 Also, two Chicago investment titans make big gifts to support lakefront recreation and financial education. By Maria Di Mento Megagifts Rise in 2016, With 12 Topping $100 Million https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Megagifts-Rise-in-2016-With/238768 2016-12-30T11:30:00-05:00 Donations of $500 million by investor and art collector Nicolas Berggruen for his namesake think tank and by Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, to the University of Oregon tied for the year's biggest gift. By Maria Di Mento Challenging Sacred Cows and Killing Jargon: Our Most Popular Articles of 2016 https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/challenging-sacred-cows-and-ki/124 2016-12-29T08:00:00-05:00 In a year full of changes and big questions for nonprofits, Chronicle readers looked for unconventional wisdom and evidence of ideas that work. Daily News Roundup: Fledgling Charity Pulls Offer to Big Donors of Time With Trumps https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Fledgling/238734 2016-12-21T09:36:00-05:00 Also, Google's giving arm donates $30 million for nonprofits to meet tech needs, and British charity regulators rule that Jediism is not a religion. Daily News Roundup: Nonprofit With Trump Ties Offering Access to New President https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Nonprofit/238725 2016-12-20T10:45:00-05:00 Also, the foundation tasked with building the Obama presidential library names a White House political aide as its chief executive. Gifts Roundup: Craigslist Founder Backs Journalism-Ethics Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Craigslist/238715 2016-12-19T09:16:00-05:00 Other big donations support advanced medical research at the University of California at San Francisco and Indiana University. By Maria Di Mento How Emily’s List Turned Donors’ Attention to Planned Giving https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Emily-s-List-Turned/238699 2016-12-15T10:12:00-05:00 Sensing supporters’ curiosity about legacy gifts, the pro-choice political-action committee surveyed donors and adapted communications to draw more bequests. By Eden Stiffman Daily News Roundup: W. Va. Reviews Ties With Nonprofit in Flap Over Racist Post https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-W-Va/238671 2016-12-14T10:12:00-05:00 Also, the University of California at San Francisco gets a $50 million gift to pursue unconventional medical research, and a foundation official predicts a wave of grant making in support of journalism. Richest Donors to Give Nearly $30 Million During Their Lives https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Richest-Donors-to-Give-Nearly/238665 2016-12-13T11:06:00-05:00 The biggest supporters of charities are more likely to hold most of their wealth in liquid assets, says a new study by Wealth-X, a market-research company. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Bloomberg Looks to Boost Working-Class College Enrollment https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Bloomberg/238664 2016-12-13T11:00:00-05:00 Also, how maverick tech investor Peter Thiel's fellowship program for young entrepreneurs has evolved, and how philanthropist and Education Secretary-designate Betsy Devos fought regulation of charter schools. Experts Predict Strong Finish to Fundraising Season https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Experts-Predict-Strong-Finish/238661 2016-12-13T10:13:00-05:00 A booming stock market and strong economy — along with potential changes in the tax code and possible spending cuts under President-elect Trump — spur fundraisers to urge donors to give now. By Timothy Sandoval Daily News Roundup: Google Parent Gives Staff Holiday Bonus to Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Google/238654 2016-12-12T10:04:00-05:00 Also, San Francisco teams with tech leaders to fund a $30 million program to aid homeless families, and looming tax changes fuel a year-end burst of stock donations. Gifts Roundup: Denver Art Museum Gets $25 Million to Revamp Wing https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Denver-Art/238653 2016-12-12T09:57:00-05:00 Other major donations include $25 million for scholarships at Chicago’s Roosevelt University and $20 million for a Henry Ford Health System cancer center in Detroit. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Dumpster-Diving Samaritans Face Charges in Pa. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/238638 2016-12-09T10:20:00-05:00 The two men were arrested while scouring commercial trash containers for food to give to the homeless. Also, Facebook investors allege collusion in a stock move that aided Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropic ambitions. Daily News Roundup: Gun-Control Groups Find Advocates in 'Big Law' https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-/238595 2016-12-07T10:24:00-05:00 Also, a Chinese couple donates $115 million to Caltech to establish a neuroscience center and a look at how Judith Rodin reshaped the Rockefeller Foundation. Gifts Roundup: Cleveland Eye Clinic Gets $31 Million Pledge https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Cleveland-Eye/238576 2016-12-05T10:30:00-05:00 Also, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg contributed $107 to a donor-advised fund, and Columbia University received $10 million for an undergraduate business program. By Maria Di Mento Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Gives More Than $107 Million to Charity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Facebook-s-Sheryl-Sandberg/238548 2016-12-01T09:37:00-05:00 The money went to a donor-advised fund at Fidelity Charitable and will probably support women’s causes as well as education and antipoverty efforts. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: German Couple Donates $127 Million Art Trove https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-German/238547 2016-12-01T09:35:00-05:00 Also, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's education chief talks to The Chronicle of Higher Education about its $45 billion aim to advance the science of learning. Campaigns Aim to Capture Wealth Transfer in Shrinking Communities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Campaigns-Aim-to-Capture/238494 2016-11-29T07:59:55-05:00 A growing movement finds community foundations in rural and Rust Belt regions with declining populations asking donors to bequeath 5 percent of their estates for their hometowns. By Heather Joslyn Physicist From Humble Origins Showers Cash on Education https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Physicist-From-Humble-Origins/238490 2016-11-29T07:59:53-05:00 Mani Bhaumik suffered poverty in his native India before amassing a fortune in real estate and hobnobbing with the glitterati in Hollywood. After giving millions to charity, he’s now focused on connecting science and spirituality. By Maria Di Mento Gifts Roundup: $2.5 Million Gifts From Sports Stars Support Smithsonian and Vanderbilt U. https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-25-Million/238519 2016-11-28T09:57:00-05:00 A donation from NBA icon LeBron James backs a museum exhibition on the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, while Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price funds baseball programs at the university he attended. By Maria Di Mento Gifts Roundup: Colorado State U. Lands $53 Million for Engineering https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-Roundup-Colorado-State/238464 2016-11-21T08:21:00-05:00 Other notable donations include $20 million each for Hollins and Purdue universities and $10 million to launch a center for philanthropy studies at the University of Denver. By Maria Di Mento New Book on Joan Kroc Tells of Her Sometimes Whimsical Philanthropy https://www.philanthropy.com/article/New-Book-on-Joan-Kroc-Tells-of/238433 2016-11-16T11:00:00-05:00 The donor who made a $1.5 billion bequest to the Salvation Army and gave $225 million to NPR preferred handing out checks to working under the constraints of a foundation. By Maria Di Mento Daily News Roundup: Planned Parenthood Sees Flood of ‘Pence’ Donations https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Daily-News-Roundup-Planned/238425 2016-11-16T09:22:00-05:00 Also, Lincoln Center appoints its first woman leader, and a new study says donations have replaced ticket sales as U.S. orchestras' chief revenue source.