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Voyager Scholarship Gets $100M Donation

The Voyager Scholarship fund is a new joint venture by the Obamas and Airbnb founder Brian Chesky, built on Chesky’s $100M donation. “If we want this next generation of leaders to be able to do what they need to do, they have to meet each other. They have to know each other. They have to […]

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Ken Griffin Wins 2 Space Tickets, Donates

Ken Griffin won two seats on a Blue Origin spaceflight, and donated them both to New York City teachers. Ken Griffin is the founder and CEO of multinational hedge fund company Citadel. At 53, he’s worth an estimated $19 billion, making him the 45th richest person in the United States. On Monday, he placed the […]

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John Doerr Donates $1.1B to Stanford

John Doerr, Silicon Valley billionaire, has donated $1.1 billion to Stanford University to establish a new school. John Doerr, 70, is an investor and venture capitalist from Missouri. He was on the ground floor of Intel Corporation through the 70s, and then went into venture capital funding. His focus on tech companies meant that he […]

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Meijer Donates $1M to Clean Great Lakes

Meijer is donating $1 million to the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) to help clean up beaches and waterways in the northern Midwest. Meijer is the largest grocery chain in the American Midwest, headquartered in Walker, Michigan and with over 250 stores in six states. The company, which was founded in 1934, is […]

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Robert Kraft Donating $24M to HBS

Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is donating $24 million for a fellowship at Harvard Business School. Kraft and his son, Jonathan Kraft, both graduated from the business school in 1965 and ’90, respectively. Both men credit the school with a fair slice of their success in life, and together they made the […]

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Bismack Biyombo Gives $1.3M for Congo Hospital

Bismack Biyombo is donating $1.3 million of his NBA salary to build a hospital in the Congo to honor his late father. Bismack Biyombo was born in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), discovered as a basketball player in Yemen, recruited to play in Spain, and came to the United States to play in […]

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Vancouver Island Resort Resets for Refugees

A Vancouver Island resort is pivoting to instead be a sanctuary for Ukrainian refugees. Brian and Sharon Holowaychuks bought the Grouse Nest, a resort in East Sooke on the southwest corner of Vancouver Island, last year. The picturesque property, with rocky shorelines, its own dock, and a little walled lagoon, is peak B.C. coast. They […]

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Stand Up For Ukraine – April 8 and 9

“Stand Up for Ukraine” will raise funds to help the estimated 10 million Ukrainians already displaced by the Russian war being waged on their streets, so that those funds don’t have to come from the money already earmarked to help other refugee populations. In Mariupol alone an estimated 90 percent of homes have been destroyed. […]

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Fortnite Pledges Two Weeks Revenue to Ukraine

Fortnite is raising money for Ukraine, with over $50 million raised so so far. On March 19, video game company Epic announced that all proceeds from Fortnite for the next two weeks would go to humanitarian relief in Ukraine. Fortnite, which was a breakaway popular video game released in 2017 that continues to see massive […]

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Square Enix Donates $500K for Ukraine Aid

Square Enix is donating half a million dollars towards humanitarian aid efforts in wartorn Ukraine. On Tuesday, the video game company posted on Twitter that: “Square Enix Group today announced the donation of $500,000 to The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in order to provide humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people […]