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  • 29 Feb 2012 5:36 PM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)

    Before her death in 2006, Margaret A. Cargill could sometimes slip through a gala crowd virtually unnoticed. The granddaughter of agribusiness titan W.W. Cargill had given away as much as $200 million to charity during her lifetime, yet she was determinedly press-shy.
  • 29 Feb 2012 9:59 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    Stocks aren't the only investments returning to pre-downturn levels. In some cities, home prices have recovered and in some cases even surpassed 2008 levels.
  • 29 Feb 2012 9:57 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    All of the occupations on our Best Jobs of 2012 list are outstanding, but the top 25 make for a particularly great career choice.
  • 29 Feb 2012 9:55 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    ...Incredibly wealthy from decades of picking winning stocks and running the very successful Brandywine mutual fund, Friess and his wife created the Lynn and Foster Friess Family Foundation (previously named the Life Enrichment Foundation) in 1981 to fund Christian agencies and churches along with education, youth development, and disaster relief. As of 2011, the foundation held assets of over $100 million, making it the third largest foundation in Wyoming (where Friess moved because of its relatively low tax environment).
  • 29 Feb 2012 9:53 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)

    Top U.S. chief executives lamented on Monday a lack of interest from investors in their efforts to do social good and suggested the creation of a social responsibility index of companies that would help educate shareholders on the value of philanthropy. With global economic uncertainty tightening government purse strings, about 70 chief executives who met in New York for a Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy conference said business leaders had to step up to help tackle the world's woes.

  • 29 Feb 2012 9:41 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)

    While Wall Street’s profits were battered and beaten last year, workers’ bonuses were merely bruised. The total payouts to finance industry employees in New York are forecast to drop only 14 percent during this bonus season, according to a report issued on Wednesday by the state comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli. By comparison, profits plunged, falling 51 percent.

  • 27 Feb 2012 1:38 PM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    Pinterest, the popular new social network that allows people to share virtual pinboards of photos and links, is helping the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption do something it can’t on other social-media sites: share its personality.
  • 27 Feb 2012 9:43 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)

    It may be only five numbers long, but a zip code can say a lot about a person. Like if they have rich neighbors, for example. Of 29,000 zip codes examined by the Internal Revenue Service, only three had an average yearly income of one million dollars or more, based on recently released data from 2008 (h/t But the average income per year for all of the top ten richest zip codes exceeds $700,000, according to IRS data, a staggering sum compared to the average American taxpayer's income of just $49,000 in 2009.

  • 27 Feb 2012 9:39 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    Philanthropy, in simple words, signifies acts done for the welfare of mankind. Every religion has philanthropic components to it. Islam is no exception; in fact, Islamic injunctions make acts of charity obligatory.
  • 27 Feb 2012 9:38 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    For the environment and climate change movements to regain momentum and win important legislative and regulatory battles, more money needs to go towards grassroots organizing and advocacy, according to the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. In a report released today, the D.C.-based watchdog organization noted that philanthropy's current over-reliance on large national advocacy groups has failed to address the growing environmental and climate crises we confront.

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