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Senators push measure to accelerate DAF, foundation giving

Jun. 09, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

Two key U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday designed to spur faster payouts from donor-advised funds and foundations, giving new momentum to an effort that has deeply divided philanthropy. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, of Iowa, a former chairman of the...

Sardinia charity linked to ousted Vatican cardinal searched

Jun. 09, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police searched the offices of a Sardinian charity and diocese on Wednesday on behalf of Vatican prosecutors who are investigating a once-powerful cardinal on alleged embezzlement charges. Lawyers for Cardinal Angelo Becciu said in a statement that...

$3.9B Louisiana school funding formula with raises approved

Jun. 08, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $3.9 billion financing formula to pay for K-12 public schools and give those schools' workers a pay raise in the upcoming year received final legislative passage Tuesday with a unanimous vote from the House. Teachers, principals and other...

Lawsuit challenges key part of new Kentucky education law

Jun. 07, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new law allowing scholarship tax credits to support private school tuition drew a court challenge Monday from an education group, which argues that the program is unconstitutional and undermines support for public schools. The legal...

600 nonprofits registered for 24-hour online donation event

Jun. 07, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — About 600 nonprofits have registered for an annual 24-hour online fundraising event in New Hampshire. NH Gives is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Tuesday and run through Wednesday. People can choose which nonprofits to support, and take advantage of...

Newsom: No conflict in corporate giving to wife's nonprofit

Jun. 04, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday he sees no conflict in the nonprofit launched by his wife accepting donations from companies that lobby his administration. “There's no correlation, period, full stop. Absolutely none," Newsom said....

King George County to look into moving Confederate memorial

Jun. 03, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

KING GEORGE, Va. (AP) — King George County officials will look into relocating a Confederate memorial from the lawn of the county’s courthouse to a local cemetery. The Free Lance-Star reports that the county board of supervisors met behind closed doors Tuesday to...

MacKenzie Scott’s no-strings gifts extend beyond grantees

Jun. 02, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

MacKenzie Scott stormed the philanthropy world last year with $5.7 billion in unrestricted donations to hundreds of charities. The seven- and eight-figure gifts were the largest many had ever received. At the time, few people understood the multiplier effect those gifts would have or how...

Michael Jordan donates $1M to Morehouse journalism, sports

May. 28, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball great Michael Jordan and Nike's Jordan Brand are giving $1 million to Morehouse College in Atlanta to boost journalism and sports-related studies. The gift announced Friday will help enrich its journalism and sports program that was originally...

Mickelson, Brady to face DeChambeau, Rodgers in The Match

May. 26, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The next edition of The Match will feature PGA stars Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau along with NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. The celebrity fundraising competition will be held at the Reserve golf course at Moonlight Basin in...