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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Marie-Josee Kravis

Marie-Josee Kravis could almost be considered a deity in the art world. A sharp-witted journalist, knowledgable economist, and experienced political strategist, Mrs. Kravis had many options for areas in which she could fruitfully allocate her professional time. However, these no-nonsense career paths each eventually took a backseat to Marie-Josee’s passion for the arts. With her […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Jon Bon Jovi

It’s safe to say that Jon Bon Jovi don’t “give love a bad name,” especially with the kindness he exudes in his philanthropic efforts. While almost everyone is aware of his popular contributions to the rock music industry, considerably fewer know of his charitable generosity. Since the 1980’s, when Bon Jovi’s stardom rose, he has […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: John B Rhea

John B Rhea is NYCHA’s Chairman and an advocate for early childhood education through his work with Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). According to its website, “CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs.” Additionally he has been very supportive of the Rush […]

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Artists for Humanity: Bridging Economic, Racial, and Social Divisions

Based out of Boston, Artists for Humanity (AFH) is a non-profit arts and enterprise organization for youth. It was founded in 1991, and its mission is “to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing underserved youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts.” And what started with just five teens […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Emily Youssouf

Emily Youssouf has been a major asset to several financial and affordable housing institutions since obtaining her MA from Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy. Besides her role as an educator, serving as a real estate professor for New York University, Youssouf has served on the boards of the Citizens Budget Commission, The Citizens […]

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Most Popular Charities

Looking for a charity to donate to? With literally millions of charities to choose from, the task of finding the one you want to donate to can be a bit daunting. Not all charities were created equal, though, and there are a select few charities that have become more popular than others over the years. […]

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Extra Life: “Play Games. Heal Kids.”

Extra Life has raised over 2 million dollars in the four years since it’s inception.  In support of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, gamers have banded together to make a difference. Individuals can gather their friends, family members to participate in gaming tournaments and raise money for charity! This year, Extra Life’s 24-hour marathon will begin […]

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Should Only the Rich Give to the Poor?

It’s easy to look at those with more money than us and think it’s their responsibility to help the struggling masses. They have more than everyone else, so they should give back, right? But are those of us who have tighter budgets to run excused from giving because we have less to spare? But then […]

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Prominent People in Philanthropy: Bill Gates

Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard University and went on to found one of the world’s largest computer software companies, Microsoft. Since then, he has donated billions to charity, ranking number one on the Forbes Top 400 List for philanthropists in 2012. Most recently, Gates, along with his friend Warren Buffet, formed The Giving Pledge, which […]

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How to Grow Your Charity

So you’ve got your own charity. You’ve garnered enough funds to operate for a year or so, have developed your values, purpose, and mission, and have an Advisory Board. What next? You may have all the basics laid out, but there’s still a lot of work to be done if you want to continue to […]