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Runners Celebrate Their Sport Worldwide on Nov. 11

Runners Celebrate Their Sport Worldwide on Nov. 11

Every runner on the planet is invited to run on World Run Day, Nov. 11, 2018. The event is intended to attract the most passionate runners on the globe with its virtual celebration of running. Runners run a distance of…

Imgur Joins Extra Life Gameathon to Support the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Community-powered entertainment platform Imgur will participate in this year’s Extra Life Game Day, a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on November 3, 2018. Extra Life, a yearly event uniting thousands of gamers around the…

Paul Singer Recognized With William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership

​Philanthropist and businessman Paul Singer was presented with the 2018 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership Thursday at the Annual Meeting of The Philanthropy Roundtable. The prize, administered annually by the Roundtable, highlights the power of philanthropy to promote…

The 'Bandit' Runs for Charity on Sunday, Nov. 11

​The “Bandit” is finally coming out on World Run Day, this November 11! So too are the Naked Runners, The Hash House Harriers, and all types of fleet-footed Charity Runners. Every runner on the planet is invited to run in…

A $200,000 Donation From the Rita and Herbert Z. Gold Charitable Trust Establishes the D'Addario Foundation College Scholarship Fund

 The D'Addario Foundation continues its legacy of partnering with hundreds of music programs serving thousands of kids, data has shown conclusively that immersive music education programs could be the single, most effective way to engage students, build self-confidence and create community. This…

New Era of Philanthropy at the Gladstone Institutes

Robert Wicks has been appointed as the new vice president of philanthropy at the Gladstone Institutes and CEO of the Gladstone Foundation. A former educator and entrepreneur, Wicks served for over a decade in leadership roles at Stanford University and…

CEO Brandon Frere: 8-Year-Old Has 5-Year-Old Business Recycling Cans and Bottles

In 2012, at the age of 3, Ryan Hickman went to his local recycler with his dad and cashed in some cans and bottles. The next day, Ryan asked his parents for extra trash bags to give to neighbors so…

Pet Philanthropy Circle Creates First Ever 'People's Choice Animal Welfare Grand Champion' Pet Hero Award

The Pet Hero Awards celebrate individuals, associations, professionals, pets and business organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving and protecting animal lives.  “The Pet Hero Awards are to Animal Welfare as the Oscars are to the movies, so opening voting…

Catherine A. Burke Named Chair of Save Ellis Island Foundation Board of Trustees

Save Ellis Island, Inc. the National Park Service fundraising partner for the restoration and reuse of 29 historic buildings on Ellis Island, has today named Catherine A. Burke as Chairperson of the Foundation. Ms. Burke, a lifelong resident of Atlantic…

Charitable Wine Drinking Supports Prostate Cancer Research

"Drinking charitably" is what Robert Hollander, winemaker, physician and prostate cancer patient, calls his unique non-profit crowdfunding campaign.  2redWinery, makers of the award-winning Zinpiphany© Zinfandel and #2red, is currently crowdfunding the 2018 vintage on Indiegogo with all proceeds supporting prostate cancer research through…

Our Mission From the Beginning Was Crystal Clear: To Be the Most Inclusive Startup Community in the Country

​After a year of rapid growth and success, 1 Million Cups Orlando will celebrate the entrepreneurial and startup communities during a special edition of 1 Million Cups on Aug. 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m., in the Bush Auditorium on the campus…

Spectra Baby USA Donates 150 Breast Pumps for Breastfeeding Mothers in Haiti

Spectra Baby USA, one of the nation's top providers of hospital-strength breast pumps, accessories, education and customer care, has partnered with a non-profit organization in support of their mission to Haiti by providing 150 breast pumps to breastfeeding mothers. The mission will…

Mario Lopez to Host City Summit: Wealth Mastery & Mindset Edition by Founder Ryan Long Bringing Together Top Business Leaders

City Summit, the world-class, socially conscious business acceleration organization founded by Ryan Long, is bringing together an all-star lineup of speakers and entrepreneurs for the annual Wealth Mastery & Mindset edition held on July 10 and 11 at Allure Banquet…

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Dedicates Sports Field to Pat and Charlene Neal

With the help of a substantial donation by Pat Neal, chairman of the board at Neal Communities, and his wife, Charlene Neal, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, an afterschool and summer program that offers hope and opportunity to…

Congressman Jim McGovern Addresses SHECP Opening Conference

​​​Representative Jim McGovern of Massachusetts was the keynote speaker at the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty’s 2018 Frueauff Opening Conference, at Marymount University, June 8. There, more than 130 interns, faculty advisors and ambassadors listened to the ranking member…

Subaru of Pembroke Pines and Craig and Martine Zinn Host Annual Share the Love Event Donating $120,904 to the JAFCO Children's Ability Center

​​​​​​Subaru of Pembroke Pines, and Craig and Martine Zinn who own and operate the Craig Zinn Automotive Group, South Florida’s Premier Auto Group presented Sarah Franco, Executive Director of JAFCO with $120,904 in donations at their Annual Share the Love…

Finker Frenkel Legacy Foundation Donation Makes Possible Three New Statutes at Jacksonville Fallen Officers Memorial Wall

The Finker Frenkel Legacy Foundation, a family-run foundation, donated the funding to honor the memory of the 61 police officers that have been killed in the past 178 years in Jacksonville, Florida. The donation allowed for the creation of three…

Sherwin-Williams Joins HomeAid America in Effort to End Homelessness

HomeAid America, a leading national provider of housing for the homeless, today announced that Sherwin-Williams, a national leader in the paints and coatings industry, will join HomeAid as a Gold Level National Partner. Dedicated to enhancing the communities where it…

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council Completes $18 Million Campaign for Girls

​Thanks to a successful matching challenge from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) has reached the completion of its five-year, $18 million Campaign for Girls in Arizona. As a result, the Council can now provide…

H.F. Lenfest Fund Awards $250,000 Grant to the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) is proud to announce our largest single grant award of $250,000 from the H.F. Lenfest Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation following a recommendation by Mr. H.F. Lenfest. Founded in 2000, Gerry and…

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