Philanthropy

February 23, 2018 - 5:34 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is facing another financial headache after donors to a major U.S. Catholic foundation balked at a request from Pope Francis to foot a $25 million loan to a scandal-plagued Rome hospital. The Immaculate Institute for Dermatology made headlines in 2013 when prosecutors...
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In this Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 photo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar poses in his office, in Newport Beach, Calif. Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. This fall Abdul-Jabbar will embark on a cross-country tour as part of “Becoming Kareem,” a stage show in which he’ll discuss his life, answer audience questions and talk about the key mentors in his life he says helped him achieve his goals along the way. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 15, 2018 - 1:05 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been — at least not in public — is chatty. "I'm not known for being a blabbermouth,...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an interview with The Associated Press in Kirkland, Wash. Gates and his wife, head the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider an unsatisfactory track record, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 13, 2018 - 2:02 pm
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. In an...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda pose for a photo before an interview with The Associated Press in Kirkland, Wash. Gates and his wife, head the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider an unsatisfactory track record, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 13, 2018 - 12:49 pm
Bill and Melinda Gates say they're concerned about some of President Donald Trump's policies and statements. Here are excerpts from their recent interview with The Associated Press: GIVING PLEDGE Bill Gates says he's met with Trump twice since he took office. The Microsoft co-founder hasn't asked...
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February 12, 2018 - 4:16 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A former NFL player who traded one field for a thousand acres of another has gifted for his alma mater 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes -- for "Yam Jam." The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Jason Brown had the 20 tons of root vegetables dumped on the front lawn of the...
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February 08, 2018 - 4:42 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Brent Venables has become the second assistant college football coach to reach the $2 million plateau. School trustees approved a $300,000 raise for the Tigers' defensive coordinator on Thursday. It was part of more than $700,000 in raises given Clemson's assistants...
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Randall Margraves, left, father of three victims of Larry Nassar, background right, lunges at Nassar in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The incident came during the third and final sentencing hearing for Nassar on sexual abuse charges. The charges in this case focus on his work with Twistars, an elite Michigan gymnastics club. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 11:58 am
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A man who tried to attack former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom is thanking people who donated $31,000 online but says he doesn't want the money. Randy Margraves says refunds are available. After March 9, any money in the GoFundMe account will be donated...
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File - In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, Blackstone Group chairman and CEO Stephen Schwarzman speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, in New York. Schwarzman, CEO of private equity firm Blackstone, with an estimated net worth of $13 billion and serves as economic consultant to Trump, donated $10 million to the Israel's National Library. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 08, 2018 - 6:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An American billionaire and confidant of President Donald Trump is making a major donation to Israel's National Library. Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive of private equity firm Blackstone, says the $10 million donation is his first in Israel. The donation will fund classrooms...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 photo, Schone Malliet, CEO of the National Winter Activity Center in Vernon, N.J., speaks to The Associated Press about his program. Malliet is offering students what may be their first chance to train in the winter sport. The complex provides skis, boots, helmets and warm ski clothes for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Adult ski instructors help students tackle the slopes. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 08, 2018 - 1:14 am
VERNON, N.J. (AP) — In the mountains of northwest New Jersey, a group of schoolchildren are doing something they do not have the opportunity to do back home in Newark: ski. Schone Malliet created the National Winter Activity Center in Vernon to offer kids from New York City, Newark and the...
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February 07, 2018 - 2:41 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — American genetics scientist Mary-Claire King, credited with connecting a gene mutation with breast cancer, is among the winners of Israel's prestigious Dan David Prize this year. The prize is named after the late philanthropist Dan David and administered by Tel Aviv University. The...
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