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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 […]

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Vitalik Buterin Donates $1.2 Billion in Crypto to India

In April 2021, Vitalik Buterin, 27, became the world’s youngest crypto billionaire when the price of several ‘meme’ cryptocurrencies rose sharply in response to coordinated grassroots trading efforts. Buterin, who founded the crypto platform Ethereum, previously held hundreds of thousands of NFT tokens from SHIB (Shiba Inu coin), ELON (Dogelon), and AKITA (Akita Inu), mostly […]

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Cruise Season Still Cancelled in Alaska

In 2019, almost 1.4 million passengers visited Alaska on nearly 600 scenic cruises, according to the Cruise Lines International Association. They generated over $1.6 billion in revenue for businesses in Alaska. They made up over 60 percent of all Alaskan tourism. Many small communities up and down the 46,600 miles of Alaskan coastline rely entirely […]

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Patagonia Makes Call to Action for Voting Rights

Patagonia intends to stand for more than warm coats and good socks. In March, the state of Georgia passed a bill into law packed with measures to restrict voting access. It limits early voting for those who cannot adjust their work schedules, absentee voting for those who cannot reach a polling place, and removes nearly […]

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Ex-offender Roger Bruesewitz Leaves Legacy of Escape

For most of his early adult life, Roger Bruesewitz was in and out of the Wisconsin state prison system. The ex-offender served time for dealing heroin, robbery, illegal gambling, and assault. It was while he was in prison that Bruesewitz started to dream of a way out of that cycle. He joined a study release […]

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Glorieta Camps Welcomes Migrant Children

Glorieta Camps is a private Christian faith-based summer camp, with over 100 buildings on 2,400 acres in New Mexico. Ordinarily, it boasts over 2,000 beds, and rents itself out to various groups for church, school, or corporate retreats. But it is currently ramping up to house as many as 2,400 unaccompanied migrant children on behalf […]

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The Weeknd Donates $1 Million to Ethiopia

The world’s journalists haven’t been allowed into Tigray, a large region in the north of Ethiopia, in years. Most of the world wouldn’t recognize the name. But the area has been under siege by Ethiopia’s military. There have been reports that since a spat of fighting in November between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and […]