Philanthropy

June 19, 2019 - 8:39 am
LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and computing technologies. The donation from Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the private equity firm Blackstone,...
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FILE - This Sept. 22, 2018 file photo shows singer-songwriter Paul Simon performing in Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the final stop of his Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour in New York. Simon was honored by the Poetry Society of America and celebrated by reading a couple of poems and singing a few songs. During a dinner benefit Tuesday night, June 18, 2019, at the New York Botanical Garden, Simon and poetry editor Alice Quinn were praised for their love for language. Quinn is the former poetry editor for The New Yorker and is stepping down as the poetry society’s executive editor. Simon is regarded as among the first composers to bring a consciously literary sensibility to rock music.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 19, 2019 - 6:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon doesn't care much for requests, but he might ask you to sing along. The singer-songwriter's latest honor came from the Poetry Society of America, which celebrated him Tuesday during a dinner benefit at the New York Botanical Garden. Simon and longtime poetry editor Alice...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Campaign Chair Larry Silbermann announces a goal of $8,133,333 at the United Way of the Coastal Empire 2018 Campaign Kick-Off at the Civic Center in Savannah, Ga. Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns released on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy. That's according to Giving USA, the most comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The new report,...
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This Thursday, June 6, 2019, photo shows the U.S. Treasury Department building at dusk, in Washington. The Treasury Department issued final rules Tuesday, June 11 that would clamp down on taxpayers trying to circumvent a new cap on state and local tax deductions. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 11, 2019 - 8:39 pm
The Treasury Department issued final rules Tuesday that would clamp down on taxpayers trying to circumvent a new cap on state and local tax deductions. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, promoted by the Trump administration and passed in late 2017, limits the amount of state and local taxes that can be...
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University of Alabama employees Joe Densmore, left, and Jeremy Scales remove the name of Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. off the School of Law sign in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, June 7, 2019. The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. (GaryCosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 6:25 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on University of Alabama decision to return record donation (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A top donor to the University of Alabama says he believes the school is punishing him after he called on students to boycott enrolling at the university in response to the...
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University of Alabama employees remove the name of Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. off the School of Law sign in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, June 7, 2019. The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. (AP Photo/Blake Paterson)
June 07, 2019 - 6:23 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama gave back a philanthropist's $26.5 million donation and took his name off the law school Friday, a week after he called on students to boycott the institution over the state's new abortion ban. Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., a 70-year-old Florida real...
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June 07, 2019 - 1:07 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — University of Alabama trustees are meeting Friday morning to decide whether to return a $21.5 million gift by a philanthropist who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. Real estate investor and lawyer Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018 file photo, two members of Russian punk band and political activists Pussy Riot, Veronica Nikulshina, right, and Olga Kuracheva attend a dialogue on art and freedom of expression, in response to the cancellation of Badiucao's exhibition in Hong Kong. The Russian protest band is planning a concert in Alabama to benefit Planned Parenthood after the state passed the nation’s toughest anti-abortion law. Al.com reports that the feminist band is set to perform July 11, 2019, at a music venue in Birmingham. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 06, 2019 - 9:23 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Russian protest band Pussy Riot is planning a concert in Alabama to benefit Planned Parenthood after the state passed the nation's toughest anti-abortion law. Al.com reports that the feminist band is set to perform July 11 at a music venue in Birmingham. A tweet by the...
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This Friday, May 24, 2019 photo shows the "sell by" date for a jug of milk in New York. In May 2019, U.S. regulators are again urging food makers to reduce the variety of terms like "best by" and "use by" that cause confusion about when food should be thrown out. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 06, 2019 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If milk is a few days past its "Sell By" date, is it safe to drink? U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like "Best By" and "Enjoy By" that cause confusion. By clarifying the meaning of such dates, they are trying to prevent people from...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2008, file photo, designer Kate Spade attends the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists event in New York. A year after Spade took her own life, the foundation that bears her name announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the completion of a $1 million pledge to support mental health services. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
June 05, 2019 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Kate Spade took her own life, the foundation that bears her name has announced the completion of a $1 million pledge to support mental health services. The Kate Spade New York Foundation said in a statement Wednesday it is donating $200,000 to The Jed Foundation, which...
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