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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Pierre and Pam Omidyar

As a young researcher at an immunology lab, Pam Omidyar spent hours examining cancer cells in her lab. In order to relax after work, she would play video games, and she began to wonder if video games could also act as therapy for children struggling with cancer. And thus began HopeLab, a nonprofit that conducts […]

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Philanthropy: Available at a Store Near You

For a long time, causes and capitalism ran on parallel yet separate tracks: philanthropists and entrepreneurs alike worked endlessly in order to gain attention and support from the public. Companies sought profit while charities sought aid. Today more consumers are seeking products, services, and retailers that use their influence and their means to support a […]

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Where Should You Volunteer?

It’s a common problem.  You want to volunteer someplace, but don’t know where to get started.  How do you find a place to volunteer?  Are you just supposed to hit the internet and Google things like “soup kitchen,” or “build houses” in your area?  Are you supposed to look up charities you’ve vaguely heard of, […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Ken Mehlman

Sometimes to change things in politics you need to have access to an insider, someone who believes in your cause and who knows how to get things done.  In order to cover all aspects of philanthropy more effectively we are profiling prominent individuals in philanthropy. Ken Mehlman understands politics. So when the New York state legislature […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Joseph O’Donnell

There aren’t that many who can take a terrible personal loss and turn it into a quest for good.  In our quest to cover prominent individuals in philanthropy we are profiling prominent individuals in the field.  People like Joseph O’Donnell. In 1986 Joseph O’Donnell, a well-known Boston business executive , lost his son Joey to cystic […]

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Prominent Profile in Philanthropy: Henry Kravis

There are those who are in business for business, and those who are in it to make the world a better place.  In the interest of keeping up-to-date in philanthropy we are profiling those individuals who take time out of their lives to make the world a better place.  One such businessman is Henry Kravis. […]

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Prominent Profile in Philanthropy: Brooke Burke

In the interest of exploring issues in philanthropy we are profiling prominent individuals in the field.  One such person is Brooke Burke. Brooke Burke is the co-founder of the ModernMom Channel on YouTube, a free channel offering meaningful ideas, inspiration, and entertainment to mothers and parents. She also started a company called Baboosh Baby, which offered […]