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James Pattison Donates $30M to Hospital

Billionaire James Pattison is donating $30 million to new construction at Royal Columbian Hospital in Vancouver. James Pattison, 94, is one of the richest people in Canada. He got his start selling cars for Pontiac and GM, and eventually invested his way into real wealth when he opened Jim Pattison Group Inc. He was on […]

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Indianapolis Colts Owner Donates $1M to Indianapolis Zoo

Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, is donating $1 million to the Indianapolis Zoo to build a new welcome center plaza at the zoo, named after the Colts. “The Indianapolis Zoo is a world leader in wildlife and natural conservation and oversees efforts and projects that are truly making a difference across the globe,” […]

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Simu Liu Matches BoxLunch Donation

Simu Liu donates $100,000 to Feeding America in memory of his own childhood, matching the donation from retailer BoxLunch. Simu Liu, star of the Marvel superhero fantasy “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and the Canadian sitcom “Kim’s Convenience,” says that his family grew up “the definition of poor.” A child immigrant from […]

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Ed Sheeran Helps Young Suffolk Musicians

Ed Sheeran has donated nearly £1 million to help fund young musicians learning to play, perform, and write music. Ed Sheeran grew up in the area of Suffolk, England. As a youth, he grew with music. His older brother is the composer Matthew Sheeran, and he sang in the church choir before he could read. […]

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Arizona Woman Suing To Feed the Hungry

An Arizona woman is suing her hometown over being arrested for giving food to the local homeless. Norma Thornton, 78, is a resident of Bullhead City, Arizona, the largest city in Movahe County, on the Colorado River. With a population of over 41,000 people, the median income is only $37,000 and more than 14% of […]

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VisionSpring Gets $15M

VisionSpring gets $15 million donation from MacKenzie Scott to help low-income workers around the world access eyecare. VisionSpring was founded in 2001, “with the goal of reaching and providing affordable, quality glasses to the 2.5 billion people worldwide who need them,” according to their website. According to founder Dr. Jordan Kassalow, he was inspired by […]

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Girl Scouts Get Revitalizing Gift

The Girl Scouts are getting almost $85 million in a donation from MacKenzie Scott, their largest ever donation from an individual. The Girl Scouts of the USA have been in a downturn since the pandemic, according to Sofia Chang, the organization’s current CEO. Membership has suffered almost 30 percent since 2020, which had a serious […]

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Sheryl Sandberg Gives $3M to ACLU

Sheryl Sandberg is donating $3 million to the ACLU for the fight for access to abortion. Sheryl Sandberg was the COO of Meta (aka Facebook) for 14 years until August this year. She’s also the founder of LeanIn.Org, an activism platform for women’s employment rights. And a billionaire, worth approximately $1.7 billion as of 2021, […]

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Patagonia Founder Donates Company

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and family have donated their entire outdoorware company, worth ~$3B, to fight climate change. Chouinard went into the sporting gear business in 1957, when he began to sell mountain climbing gear forged in his own blacksmith shop to fund his rock climbing hobby. In 1973, he and his business partner Tom […]

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James Patterson Gives Away $5.3M

James Patterson donates $5.3M to Howard University and other recipients after speaking about racism in publishing. James Patterson, who competes with Stephen King for the highest paid author and has sold more than 400 million copies of the several hundred novels published under his name, has been throwing money at the future of writing lately. […]