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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 […]

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Peru to Receive First Major Donation of Vaccines from US

A large donation of vaccines will soon be shipped out to Peru: 2 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine are the first major donation of President Biden’s pledge to donate 80 million vaccine doses to countries in need. According to a White House official, the first of 2 million doses will leave American ports on […]

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MacKenzie Scott Announces $2.7 Billion Donation

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is making her third multi-billion-dollar donation to charity in two years. In 2019, Scott divorced Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, at the time the wealthiest man in the world. In the amicable parting, Scott wound up owning 4 percent of Amazon and nearly $40 billion, a fortune which will continue to make her […]

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Mastercard Foundation Supports African CDC

The Mastercard Foundation announced a massive donation pledge to help boost the healthcare response to COVID-19 throughout Africa. On Tuesday, June 8, the Mastercard Foundation, Mastercard’s Toronto-based NGO, announced that they would be donating $1.3 billion dollars over three years to further healthcare work among some of the world’s poorest citizens. The money will be […]

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Michael Jordan Donates $1 Million to Morehouse College

Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand at Nike are giving $1 million to Morehouse College as part of their Black Community Commitment Effort. The donation is earmarked to boost the historically Black college’s journalism and sports studies programs. “Morehouse is grateful to Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand for an investment in the education of talented […]

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Satya Nadella Gives $15m to Seattle Children’s

Satya Nadella, the current CEO of Microsoft, announced on May 26, 2021, that he would be donating $15 million to Seattle Children’s Hospital in honor of his son, Zain. “When our son Zain was born with cerebral palsy,” said a statement shared by Satya Nadella and his wife, Anu. “Our family formed a deep connection […]

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Bellevue to Receive $1.4 Million from Amazon

In February 2020, before the real impact of COVID-19 struck, Amazon made a commitment to invest in the city of Bellevue, Washington, where it intends to expand its corporate operations. It promised 15,000 new jobs, as well as heavy community investment. During 2020, some of that materialized in the form of a $500,000 donation to […]