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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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New Profile: Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd)

Abel Tesfaye, also known as “The Weeknd,” is the latest celebrity to be featured on Philanthropic People. Tesfaye has shown tremendous dedication to promoting racial equality, including a recent donation to the Black Lives Matter movement. To read more about Abel Tesfaye, click here.

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Meet Brigitte Bardot: French Actress Turned Animal Rights Activist

Born in 1934, Brigitte Bardot is a famous singer, actress, dancer, and model who starred in French 50s and 60s films. Films she’s starred in include And God Created Woman and Contempt. She retired from acting in the 1970s and instead devoted her time to animal activism. Bardot is known for famously saying, “I gave […]

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Taylor Swift Helps Lucky Fan With Student Loans

Taylor Swift has already made a name for herself for her catchy pop music, and now the star is gaining serious traction as one of the most philanthropic-minded celebrities out there today. Swift has always been very open about how much she values her fans, and lately, she’s taken this appreciation to new heights by […]

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Philanthropic People: General David Petraeus

Earlier this month, people around the country celebrated Veterans Day, an annual holiday that honors the men and women who have served in the United States military. Although this day is one that focuses on the courage and patriotism of these veterans, it’s also a time to reflect upon veteran advocacy and health. One man […]

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Philanthropic People: Daniel Loeb

Daniel Loeb, CEO of Third Point LLC and a leader in portfolio management, risk management, and research, may be best known for his contributions to the business world…but he has a long history of diverse charitable giving as well. Loeb’s causes include education, health, community, and progressive issues such as LGBT rights. Education: Daniel Loeb serves […]

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Spooky Nonprofit Profile: Random Acts of Halloween

Holidays are a great time to take part in charitable initiatives; there are countless food drives at Thanksgiving, and tons of volunteer opportunities around Christmastime and New Year’s. But what about Halloween? This spooky and fun holiday often gets overlooked in terms of how to give it a philanthropic edge. New York-based nonprofit Random Acts […]

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David Kuhn Goes the Extra (11,000) Miles for Cystic Fibrosis

David Kuhn from DeKalb, Illinois has made it his mission for the past few years to complete an 11,000-mile run across the United States to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. At age 62, most men and women wouldn’t dream of this kind of journey, but Kuhn isn’t letting his age, or his blindness, […]

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Robin Williams: Amazing Actor and Generous Philanthropist

Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors in history, passed away on Monday, August 11th, in an apparent suicide. Along with being considered one of the greatest comedians and actors of all time, Williams is also remembered through his extensive charity work. One such example was through a series of TV specials that was a […]

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Justin Bieber Wins Champ Of Charity Award

Although bad boy Justin Bieber is mostly known his rebellious reputation, it looks like this young celebrity has one of the biggest hearts around. The pop star was honored earlier this week with the Champ of Charity Award at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards at the Wiltern Theater Los Angeles. What was even more surprising […]