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Foundation gifts $1.5M to improve literacy at Detroit school

Oct. 20, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A foundation named after late Detroit-area philanthropist Archie “Art” Van Elslander is donating $1.5 million to improve literacy at his former high school, officials said Wednesday. The A.A. Van Elslander Foundation gift will be used to create the...

Michigan Legislature OKs accounts for private school tuition

Oct. 19, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Children could qualify for scholarships to attend private schools and to cover educational expenses such as tutoring under bills approved Tuesday on party-line votes in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature. The fast-tracked legislation,...

Who will get Powell Jobs' $3.5B gift for climate work?

Oct. 18, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is gearing up to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next 10 years. But if the donation patterns of her foundation continue, the public might never know where that money is going. A spokesperson with Powell...

St. Louis museum receives donation of 22 ‘masterpieces’

Oct. 18, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Art Museum is receiving a donation of 22 pieces of art, including two by Pablo Picasso. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the museum announced the multimillion-dollar gift from Emily Rauh Pulitzer on Monday, calling the works...

Tax records: Pritzker, wife report $5.1M income for 2020

Oct. 16, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his wife M.K. Pritzker reported adjusted gross income of about $5.1 million in 2020, according to portions of his tax returns released by the billionaire Democrat's campaign. About $2.2 million of that income was taxable,...

Mom starts scholarship fund to honor son killed in Ga. wreck

Oct. 16, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Each of Tarik Kindell’s family members and friends agree that he was an incredibly giving person — in more ways than one. Not only was he funny and charismatic, always knowing exactly what to say to make someone smile. He was also there for his...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Oct. 13, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. October 7, 2021. Editorial: Groundbreaking for new animal shelter is welcome news There was welcome news from the Franklin County Humane Society earlier this week. The organization, which marks its 76th anniversary this month,...

Apple CEO, NBA's Dwyane Wade help LGBTQ group build homes

Oct. 13, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook and retired NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade joined Utah leaders Wednesday to announce the completion of a local advocacy group's campaign to build new homes that provide services for LGBTQ youth in the U.S. West. Encircle, a non-profit...

7th annual run to honor journalist James Foley on Oct. 23

Oct. 10, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The seventh annual Freedom Run to honor the memory of journalist James Foley is scheduled for Oct. 23 in Rochester, New Hampshire, and virtually around the world. The run raises money for the work of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, which...

NFL player sends books to his Mississippi elementary school

Oct. 09, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Students at an elementary school in Mississippi are receiving backpacks and books from an education program affiliated with the Kansas City Chiefs. A 25-year-old cornerback for the team, Charvarius Ward, chose Otken Elementary in McComb,...