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Baby formula shortage fueling spike in milk bank interest

May. 13, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

The U.S. baby formula shortage has sparked a surge of interest at milk banks around the U.S. with some mothers offering to donate breast milk and desperate parents calling to see if it’s a solution to keep their babies fed. It’s a pathway that won’t work for every formula-fed...

Q&A: Philanthropy Together CEO talks TED and giving circles

May. 10, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

Sara Lomelin offered the final TED Talk of this year’s conference of expert speakers last month, on a particularly star-studded day in Vancouver, Canada, where she followed actress Bryce Dallas Howard, TV producer Michael Schur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who discussed the future of his company and...

$25M donation to help establish College of Dentistry

May. 10, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An anonymous donor gave a $25 million gift to the University of Pikeville, school officials said. University of Pikeville President Burton Webb said the gift will help establish a College of Dentistry and expand access to health services in Appalachia. Webb...

The AP Interview: BLM's Patrisse Cullors denies wrongdoing

May. 09, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No, insists Patrisse Cullors, former leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation: Despite allegations of financial improprieties, neither she nor anyone else in leadership misused millions of dollars in donations. But in an interview with The...

Anonymous donor pays $60K overdue rent for NY public housing

May. 05, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — Numerous tenants who faced eviction after the end of New York's eviction moratorium in January had their overdue rent paid by an anonymous person who donated $60,000 to a public housing complex in Hudson. The donation was made through a Black-led housing justice...

Stanford gets $1B for climate change school from John Doerr

May. 04, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stanford University will launch a new school focusing on climate change thanks to a $1.1 billion gift from billionaire venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife, Ann, the university announced Tuesday. The gift, one of the largest single donations to an American...

Woman who faked cancer for donations gets 5 years in prison

May. 04, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who pretended to have cancer and raised more than $100,000 in donations was sentenced by a Northern California federal court to five years in prison, prosecutors said. Amanda Christine Riley raised $105,513 from at least 349 people after claiming on...

High school senior is animal shelter’s largest private donor

May. 01, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A Crescent High senior has spent half his life donating to Anderson County’s PAWS animal shelter. Adoption Supervisor Randi Leigh Ashley was sitting at the front desk, in shock, the first year that third-grader Braxton Louch walked in lugging bags of food...

2 wealthy parents appeal convictions in college bribery case

Apr. 25, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two wealthy parents sentenced to prison in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal appealed their convictions on Monday, saying they believed they were making legitimate donations to get their children into elite universities. John Wilson and Gamal Abdelaziz...

Nets donate $50,000 to recovery after subway shooting

Apr. 12, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets held a moment of silence before their play-in game against Cleveland and said they were donating $50,000 to help those who were injured after at least 10 people were shot on a subway Tuesday. The shooting occurred at a station in the Sunset Park...