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Tom Golisano Donates $30M to Special Olympics

Tom Golisano, 79, made his fortune in founding Paychex, a payroll and human resources service that contracts with hundreds of thousands of businesses around the world. The company, which went public in the early 1980s and operates in 18 countries, brings in around $4.1 billion in revenue a year. Still chairman of the board, Golisano […]

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New Law in Texas “Attack On Women’s Healthcare”

A particularly evil part of the new abortion law in Texas is that it allows anyone to sue anyone who “knowingly” assists in an abortion after the detection of a heartbeat–including the medical provider, third parties paying for the procedure, or even a family member driving the patient out of state to a clinic for […]

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Metallica Donates $50,000 for Haiti

Metallica has donated $50,000 to Haiti via its All Within My Hands foundation. On August 14th, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti, destroying over 50,000 homes, with a confirmed 2,200 dead and rising. Flooding from Tropical Storm Grace, which occurred less than 72 hours after the quake while the island was still experiencing large aftershocks, […]

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Haiti Earthquake: How to Send Help

An earthquake struck Haiti early Saturday morning, destroying buildings and and streets. Two days later, on Monday, tropical storm Grace swept across the island nation, hampering rescue efforts with flash floods and roads turned into river. The quake, which measured at 7.2, is larger than the 2010 quake that flattened much of the county’s infrastructure. […]

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Mary’s Meals Feeds 43,000 Liberian Children

Mary’s Meals has raised almost £6.5 million ($9 million) to feed children in Liberia, where the pandemic has made a poverty crisis worse. Mary’s Meals, formerly known as Scottish International Relief, is an internationally registered charity. Their goal is setting up school meal programs in communities which ordinarily cannot afford them, especially in undeveloped countries. […]

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Tom Daley Knits to Raise Money for Charity

Tom Daley loves “all things stitching,” and the Olympic gold medalist’s knitting is helping send money to a charity for brain tumors. Olympic reporting blew up last week with pictures of the diver for Great Britain sitting in the stands, intently knitting a pink-purple shape. He was watching women’s diving on Sunday at the time. […]

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Four Programs for Gender Equity Win $10 Mil Each

Four programs promising entrepreneurial equity got $40 million from three of the wealthiest women in the world on Thursday, July 29th. The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge is a funding competition that launched last year. Its goal is to promote gender equity in the United States in concrete ways, giving women more influence at all levels […]

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Joe and Clara Tsai Give Big for Sports Research

Joe and Clara Tsai, a billionaire couple from La Jolla, California, have made the largest ever known donation for sports-related medical research. The Tsais announced that they’ll be donating $220 million to scientists to study the biology of elite athletes for the purposes of helping the average person lead fitter, healthier lives. The timing, one […]

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Jeff Bezos Donates $200 Mil to Smithsonian

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be an astronaut after his July 20th launch aboard the Blue Origin rocket New Shepard, alongside his brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old pilot Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. The flight will last only 11 minutes, but Daemen’s seat sold at auction for $28 million. With that kind of money in […]

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Phil Knight of Nike Donates $500 Million to U of O

Phil Knight, former head of Nike, has donated half a billion dollars to the University of Oregon – for the second time. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Phil Knight attended the University of Oregon in the late 1950s. He graduated in ’59 with a degree in journalism, but the real set up for success […]