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New Report Details How Small Foundations Create Change

Washington, D.C.  Foundations that operate with few or no staff are using a variety of strategies to make their grant dollars go further, according to Exponent Philanthropy’s 2016 Foundation Operations and Management Report. Exponent Philanthropy is the nation’s largest philanthropic member association, composed of nearly 2,200 individual and organizational members across the country. “Despite their […]

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Americans Are Givers – But Some States Are Downright Stingy

Washington, D.C. In general, Americans are generous people. So much so that 95 percent of U.S. households donate to charity, contributing an average of $2,974 each year. The United States comes in second (behind Myanmar) in the World Giving Index, with Americans giving more than $358 billion in 2014. Seventy-two percent of that amount came from […]

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Fund Launch for Kids in Greece with Ancient Hellenic Ideals

New York, N.Y.  The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation‘s Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece — whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee — was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant and sponsored by The Orpheus Luxury Collection, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about […]

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Zuckerberg Makes $45 Billion Charity Pledge to Baby Daughter

Washington, D.C. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan introduced their new baby daughter to the world Tuesday along with a $45 billion initiative to improve the lives of those in her generation and those that follow. Mark Zuckerberg makes his f8 Keynote. Photo: Brian Solis, www.briansolis.com and bub.blicio.us. Presented as a letter to Max, […]

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What Yoga, Meditation, Horses, Gardening, Veterans Have in Common

Washington, D.C. Most people may have a difficult time making the connection at first between yoga, meditation, horses, gardening, and our country’s military veterans. Yet the more one learns about our veterans, the more the connection makes sense. According to the American Psychological Association, veterans are returning home with serious mental health issues. They report […]

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Viewpoint: Did I Donate to a Bad Charity?

Greenwich, CT.  Have you ever felt that nagging question: Did I donate to a bad charity???? The short answer is probably not. This question came up because a good friend stopped by a Cambodian NGO fundraiser recently and left a check for $500. They were surprised not to see me at this fundraiser; they know I […]

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Giving Back Foundation Gala for Young People a Success

New York, N.Y.  The annual Giving Back Foundation Gala took place last week at The Carlyle Hotel in New York. The evening was a resounding success. The Giving Back Foundation founder Meera Gandhi speaks. The Giving Back Foundation founder Meera Gandhi thanked everyone who purchased tickets and donated to the cause. She told The Stewardship […]

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O.S.U. Swimmers vs. Kenyon to Benefit J. Luce Foundation’s Bauer Fund (Video)

Columbus, OH. The Ohio State University (O.S.U.) Men’s and Women’s Swimming Team will soon have a Big Challenge Swim (Race4cure) meet vs. Ohio’s Kenyon College on October 30, representing two of the nation’s best college swim programs. 2015-16 Swimming & Diving Video This meet will raise funds for cancer, including cancer affecting people living with […]

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Jeffrey Sachs: Hillary is the Candidate of the War Machine

U.N.: WikiLeaks Founder Arbitrarily Detained by Sweden, U.K.

Luce Leader Nominee – Essay on Global Citizenship

New Stamps Promoting LGBT Equality Worldwide Unveiled at U.N.

Obama Reaffirms Religious Liberty in First Visit to U.S. Mosque

Architect Gina Pollara Named President of Municipal Art Society