Latest Individual giving News

MacKenzie Scott gives $123M to Big Brothers Big Sisters

May. 24, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

MacKenzie Scott gave $122.6 million to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the national youth-mentoring charity announced on Tuesday. The gift is the latest of several the billionaire writer has given to large national nonprofits that carry out their missions through local chapters in...

Former sheriff gets 12 years for bribery, money laundering

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Tidewater Virginia sheriff was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for bribery and money laundering. Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe apologized to the court before the sentence was issued, news outlets reported. McCabe was ordered into custody in...

Indiana governor heading to World Economic Forum in Davos

May. 20, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will be traveling to Switzerland for the gathering of global business and government leaders at the World Economic Forum, his office announced Friday. The Republican governor is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion Monday in...

Catholic school in Mississippi Delta closing after 70 years

May. 17, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Catholic elementary school that primarily serves Black and Hispanic families in the Mississippi Delta is closing after more than 70 years, following a sex abuse scandal, declining enrollment and a steep decrease in donations. St. Francis of Assisi School...

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...