Philanthropy

In this Feb. 1, 2019 photo, Bill Gates looks to his wife Melinda as they are interviewed in Kirkland, Wash. The couple, whose foundation has the largest endowment in the world, are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good. They said they’re not fazed by recent blowback against wealthy giving, including viral moments at the World Economic Forum and the shifting political conversation about taxes and socialism. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 12, 2019 - 1:56 pm
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good. The couple, whose foundation has the largest endowment in the world, say they are not fazed by recent blowback against wealthy giving. It's come...
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Trisha Yearwood, left, and Garth Brooks perform "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle To You" at MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton on Friday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 4:48 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Garth Brooks has come out of baseball retirement. The country music legend will spend just over a week participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers. The 57-year-old has previously been in the camps of the San...
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FILE- This Aug. 17, 2010, file photo shows William H. Gross founder and Managing Director of PIMCO at the Conference on the Future of Housing Finance at the Treasury Department in Washington. Janus Henderson Investors says that "Bond King" William H. Gross is retiring to concentrate on his personal assets and private charitable foundation. The 74-year-old Gross will retire on March 1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 04, 2019 - 2:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — William H. Gross, the famed and colorful bond investor who once controlled the world's largest mutual fund, is closing his professional career of more than 40 years and retiring to focus on managing his personal assets and private charitable foundation. Gross, 74, was nicknamed the "...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Hundreds of U.S. universities made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by increased spending at many schools. Harvard University remained the wealthiest school in the nation with an endowment valued at more than $38 billion (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 31, 2019 - 12:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. universities made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by increased spending at many schools. A survey of more than 800 colleges and universities found that their endowments returned an average...
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In this picture taken Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti, gestures to describe snobbish, hypocritical Catholics as he answers reporters' questions aboard the plane after taking off from Panama City. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 28, 2019 - 7:38 am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is ruling out any lifting of the celibacy requirement for Catholic priests but says there's reason to consider ordaining older, married men in remote communities where priests are in short supply. Francis said he believes priestly celibacy is a gift for...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, freshman Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, a Democrat, and her daughter, Josephine, 2, look at the Assembly Gallery during the Legislative session in Sacramento, Calif. State legislatures across the country are convening this year with at least 17 new women in top leadership roles, after a record-setting election for female candidates. Wicks won her seat in November. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 26, 2019 - 2:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Following a record-setting election for women, state legislatures across the country are convening this year with at least 17 new women in top leadership roles. But those gains are offset by another reality: At least a dozen women who led their legislative chambers or...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, shows the Huawei office building at its research and development centre at Dongguan in south China's Guangdong province. The charity founded by Britain’s Prince Charles, The Prince’s Trust, said in a statement Thursday Jan. 24, 2019, it’s not accepting any more donations from Huawei, the latest setback for the Chinese telecom giant as it battles allegations it’s a cybersecurity risk. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 24, 2019 - 9:29 am
LONDON (AP) — A charity founded by Britain's Prince Charles said Thursday it's not accepting any more donations from Huawei, the latest setback for the Chinese telecom giant as it battles allegations it's a cybersecurity risk. Huawei, the world's biggest producer of telecom network gear, is facing...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, a document from the website of China's Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce showing provisional approval of a trademark for Ivanka Trump Marks LLC is seen on a computer screen in Beijing. China has greenlighted five more Ivanka Trump trademarks as trade talks with her father’s administration intensify. They cover a range from wedding dresses to insurance and art valuation services. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 21, 2019 - 10:05 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China. Four trademarks, including child care centers, sunglasses and wedding dresses, were...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 photo, U.S. Coast Guard Culinary Specialist Jerry Wright, right, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin, second from right, stack boxes of donated cereal at a pop-up food pantry created at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The pantry was created by local Coast Guard-related advocacy groups to help hundreds of civilian and non-civilian Coast Guard employees to help makes ends meet during the partial federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
January 18, 2019 - 4:54 pm
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — If the uniformed cadets milling about the local movie theaters and pizza joints didn't make it obvious enough, a banner hanging from a downtown parking garage makes it crystal clear: New London is an official Coast Guard City. The pride is on display everywhere in this...
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A sign with the Sackler name is displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The Sackler name adorns walls at some of the world's top museums and universities, including the Met, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But the family's ties to the powerful painkiller OxyContin and the drug's role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis are bringing a new kind of attention to the Sacklers and their philanthropic legacy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 17, 2019 - 4:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world's great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family's ties to OxyContin and the painkiller's role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and...
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