Philanthropic ‘Frenemies’ Compete in Charitable Giving

Philanthropic ‘Frenemies’ Compete in #Charitable Giving for @CAFoundation

Challenged Athletes Foundation

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The saying goes, “a little friendly competition never hurt anyone.” This is especially true in the world of philanthropy, where being the biggest donor means that everybody wins.

There is currently some friendly competition happening between mega-donors Daniel Loeb and Bill Ackman, two hedge funders that the media has playfully dubbed “frenemies”…

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Eva Longoria Lends a Helping Hand in Spain

Eva Longoria Lends a Helping Hand in Spain

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria was vacationing this weekend in the Spanish resort city of Marbella with relatives, but that didn’t stop her from exercising her philanthropic spirit and organizing two events for the Global Gift Foundation, which held a charity golf tournament Saturday at the La Quinta club.

After some relaxation with her mother and sister, Eva…

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Ex-Eagles Take on Wounded Warriors for Charity

Ex-Eagles Take on Wounded Warriors for Charity @WWAFT1

Wounded Warriors for Charity

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The Wounded Warriors Amputee Football Teamtook on select NFL Alumni/Media before the Philadelphia Soul’s home game against the Orlando Predators recently in honor of Military Appreciation Night. The challenge pitted men and women who lost a limb during service in Iraq or Afghanistan against a team of more than 25 former players from the…

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University Women’s Rowing Team Charity Branded Pornography by Facebook

University Women’s Rowing Team #Charity Branded Pornography by Facebook

 University women's rowing club

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Women from University of Warwick Rowing Society posed for a 2014 calendar, which was sold to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Their nude charity calendar raised £3,400, selling 1,500 copies but hoped to raise even more by posting some of the photos to Facebook and Twitter to drum up publicity. However, Facebook recently removed the…

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$25 Million Settlement Reached in Veterans Charity Case

$25 Million Settlement Reached in Veterans Charity Case

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation

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Quadriga, a direct-mail fundraising company that sent solicitations on behalf of a disabled veterans charity but took in most of the money raised, will pay $9.7 million in damages, re-organize its board, and reform its practices as part of a $24.6 million settlement, according to the state attorney general’s office.

The Disabled Veterans…

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Africa’s Richest Man Pledges Millions to Build Health Centers in Nigeria

Africa’s Richest Man Pledges Millions to Build #Health Centers in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote

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Earlier this month, news broke that Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has pledged to build 11 new health centers in Kano, a large state in Nigeria’s Northwestern region. This contribution is part of a long-term effort to eradicate polio from the region, while promoting wellness and improving primary health care in Kano.

According to the Da…

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Forbes Asia Announces its 48 Heroes of Philanthropy

Forbes Asia Announces its 48 Heroes of Philanthropy

Audette Excel

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Forbes Asia recently announced its annual “48 Heroes of Philanthropy,” a special report that recognizes prominent philanthropists, innovators, and humanitarians. Explains Forbes, “For the eighth straight year we spotlight notable philanthropists in the Asia-Pacific region, especially those who just made news in the past year by launching new and innovative projects.…

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Boston Marathon Raised Record Amount for Charity

Boston Marathon @bostonmarathon Raised Record Amount for #Charity

Boston Marathon 2014

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During the 2014 Boston Marathon, runners raised a record $38.4 million for local nonprofits. This is nearly double the $20 million raised in 2013, according to the Boston Athletic Association (BAA).

After the infamous bombings at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, there was an incredible demand to participate in the annual race. This, combined with…

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400 Paws to Focus on Animals Most in Need

400 Paws to Focus on #Animals Most in Need

400 Paws

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A new non-profit charity in Florida, 400 Paws Inc., is set on granting thousands of dollars to area animal shelters and rescues. The goal of the group is to get animals healthy and into permanent homes. Kim Cheney, the president and founder, started the charity earlier this year. It’s based in Escambia County but reaches out to Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton…

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Singer and Philanthropist Katy Perry is One of Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Celebrities’

Singer and #Philanthropist @KatyPerry is One of Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Celebrities’

Katy Perry

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You might be familiar with American singer Katy Perry for her mark on contemporary pop culture, but did you know that she is also a dedicated philanthropist? The young singer recently made Forbes’ list of the “Most Powerful Celebrities,” for her massive earnings as a musician, and is commended for her ongoing commitment to charity work in addition to entertainment.

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