Philanthropy

FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff speaks at a luncheon in San Francisco. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne are donating $30 million to UCSF to research the causes and potential solutions for homelessness. The five-year initiative housed at the University of California, San Francisco will conduct academic research into homelessness and train future researchers in the field. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 01, 2019 - 11:57 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research root causes of homelessness and potential solutions. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a city native, has embraced homelessness as a philanthropic cause, pumping millions...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 file photo, Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, speaks during an inauguration ceremony in New York. New York state’s attorney general has begun an investigation into the National Rifle Association. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Letitia James said Saturday, April, 27, 2019 that James’ office has issued subpoenas as part of an investigation related to the NRA. William A. Brewer, the NRA’s outside lawyer, said the NRA “will fully cooperate with any inquiry into its finances.” James, a Democrat, vowed during her campaign last year to investigate the NRA’s not-for-profit status if elected. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 29, 2019 - 8:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is "under siege," President Donald Trump said Monday in response to New York state's decision to investigate the organization's status as a tax-exempt nonprofit. The Republican president accused state Attorney General Letitia James and her fellow...
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April 22, 2019 - 11:02 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is lobbying for a presidential primary debate in his home state, which is a projected battleground in the 2020 presidential election. Casey's letter Monday to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says holding a...
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April 21, 2019 - 4:42 pm
SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) — A dog found abandoned in Colorado has been returned to its family, nearly two years after it was stolen in Florida as a puppy. Animal charity organization Wings of Rescue says the German Shepherd named Cedar was covered with snow in a rural Colorado ditch, apparently...
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"Avengers: Endgame" cast member, Paul Rudd, foreground from left, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner appear with Disney CEO, Robert Iger,, background center, at an event announcing the Universe Unites Charity at Disney California Adventure Park on Friday, April 5, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
April 05, 2019 - 5:27 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some of Marvel's top Avengers have assembled to support a $5 million donation to benefit seriously ill children in hospitals around the globe. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd and Brie Larson helped unveil the donation of money...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, Bridgewater Associates Chairman Ray Dalio speaks during the Economic Summit held for the China Development Forum in Beijing, China. On Friday, April 5, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced that Dalio and his wife Barbara, of Greenwich, Conn., are donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 05, 2019 - 12:05 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of the world's wealthiest couples announced Friday they are donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities. The contribution from hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio and his wife, Barbara, is...
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Tony Bennett performs onstage at the Jazz Foundation of America's 17th annual "A Great Night In Harlem" gala concert at the Apollo Theater on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
April 05, 2019 - 6:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing. Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night at "A Great Night in Harlem," the annual fundraiser for the Jazz Foundation of America. Introduced by Ben Stiller to a capacity audience at the Apollo Theater, Bennett didn't have...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Some of the nation's top research universities are cutting ties with Chinese tech giant Huawei as the company faces allegations of bank fraud and trade theft. Colleges including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. Patterson’s latest gift for literacy is a $1.25 million pledge to classroom libraries. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the best-selling author announced the fifth installment for his Patterson Partnership, formed in coordination with Scholastic Book Club. Patterson is giving $250 each to 4,000 teachers around the country to help purchase books. He is also distributing $500 each to 500 teachers with three years or less experience. Scholastic will match Patterson with gifts of 250 and 500 bonus points for its book club. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson's latest gift for literacy is a $1.25 million pledge to classroom libraries. On Tuesday, the best-selling author announced the fifth installment for his Patterson Partnership, formed in coordination with Scholastic Book Club. Patterson is giving $250 each to 4,000...
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FILE - This combination photo shows actress Lori Loughlin at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018, left, and actress Felicity Huffman at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2018. Loughlin and Huffman are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. Both have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud and are scheduled to make their initial appearances in Boston federal court. (AP Photo, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:15 am
BOSTON (AP) — A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say. Now some parents who are already facing possible prison time could be hit with additional...
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