Philanthropy

Parents could face tax charges, big fines in admissions scam

Apr 2, 2019

Experts say some wealthy parents charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme could face additional criminal charges or hefty fines for writing off the bribes on their taxes

5 German firms each give $1.1 million to Holocaust memorial

Apr 2, 2019

Five well-known German companies, including the country's only publicly traded soccer club, are donating 1 million euros ($1.1 million) each to Israel's Yad Vashem memorial

Police say 2 created fake children profiles online for gain

Mar 31, 2019

Police in North Macedonia say they have charged two individuals with creating fake online profiles of children with special needs and rare diseases and soliciting donations for their treatment abroad

Center in Havana opens to preserve Hemingway's legacy

Mar 31, 2019

Officials from the Boston-based Finca Vigia Foundation and Cuba's National Cultural Heritage Council cut the ribbon Saturday evening on a state-of-the-art, $1.2 million conservation center on the grounds of Ernest Hemingway's stately home

Police arrest 3 suspected of crashing 1,800-can food display

Mar 27, 2019

Police have arrested three juveniles suspected of crashing a display of 1,800-food cans collected for an Alaska food bank

UK-based Sackler family charity pauses new giving

Mar 25, 2019

The Sackler family's charity says it has paused new giving because of controversy surrounding its links to the U.S. opioid crisis

German family to give $11M after hearing extent of Nazi past

Mar 24, 2019

One of Germany's richest families says it plans to give millions of euros to charity after learning about ancestors who enthusiastically supported the Nazis and used forced labor

Tate galleries won't accept donations from Sackler family

Mar 22, 2019

Britain's Tate Gallery says it won't accept future donations from the charitable arm of a family embroiled in the U.S. opioid crisis

5 tips on what to do with unwanted stuff

Mar 20, 2019

After the joy of de-cluttering, what do you do with your unwanted stuff? 5 tips on how to find new homes.

MIT uses $29M gift to launch Down syndrome research center

Mar 20, 2019

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a received a nearly $29 million gift the university says will be used to enhance research and improve the lives of people with Down syndrome

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