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Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions in the U.S.

Last week, Wine Spectator magazine released their annual report on the top 10 charity wine auctions in the U.S. Using data gathered from previous years, the publication has determined that overall revenue was down in 2016. In total, $33 million was raised from live auction bids in 2016, compared to $36.9 million in 2015. Nevertheless, […]

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Harvard Business School Grads Give Back to Their Alma Mater

The year was 2013, and it was time for the Harvard Business School Class of 2008’s five-year reunion. As usual, two alumni stepped up to chair the committee that planned the reunion, and as usual, there was a lot of discussion on how to make the event both a fun experience and a meaningful way […]

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Four Newcomers Shake Up Bloomberg Brackets for a Cause

March Madness isn’t just for small bets at the office. For some of the biggest names in business, it means big money. Big money for charity, that is. Bloomberg brought together what they refer to as “a group of titans from the world of business and finance” to fill out March Madness brackets for its […]

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Trump to Donate His Presidential Salary to Charity

Back in November of 2016, newly elected President Donald Trump said that he would not be taking the $400,000 a year presidential salary. His reason for doing so being that he’s already a wealthy man. How wealthy? According to Forbes, Donald Trump is worth a whopping $3.7 billion. Makes sense; $400,000 means nothing for a […]

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3 Generous Billionaires You’ve Never Heard Of

Everyone knows who Bill Gates is. He and his wife Melinda started one of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Additionally, most people are familiar with Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO who vowed to put 99 percent of his shares towards good causes. He and his wife Priscilla started the […]

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Donating Stocks to Charities

There are a lot of ways to donate money to charitable causes, but one that often gets overlooked is donating stocks. While donating cash is generally the most efficient way to give to an organization, by donating an appreciated stock, you give the organization the opportunity to sell that stock and add the resulting cash […]

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‘Nelfie’ Wants You to Take a Nude Selfie for Charity

How far would you go for charity? Would you strip naked for it? That’s precisely what Nelfie, a UK-based project, wants you to do. Here’s how it works. Participants take a “nelfie” (short for “nude selfie”) and post it on social media. Although that sounds absolutely terrifying, it’s actually not that bad. For one, the […]

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Business Gets Artsy: Recent Art Donations are the Biggest Yet

It’s not unusual for businessmen and women who have made it big to give back to their communities. But the scale on which some have donated to local art museums is getting more impressive every day. From Thom Weisel’s generous donations of Indian art to the de Young Art Museum in San Francisco to Spencer and Marlene […]

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Is Donald Trump a Philanthropist?

A year ago, News Examiner deemed Donald Trump “the least charitable billionaire in the world.” Even Vanity Fair suggested that Trump’s donation claims were a sham. But despite harsh critiques from the press, one thing is certain: Donald Trump has donated to charitable organizations in the past. The question is: does that make him a […]

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Star-Studded Sing-a-Long Raises $5 Million for Historic Apollo Theatre

Since it first opened in 1934, the Apollo Theatre has been a hotspot for African American culture—particularly music. Its amateur night has been the starting point for many big names in music, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bill Cosby, and Lauryn Hill. These days, the theater relies on generous donations to keep its legacy going. […]