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In Coins, Man Found a Century of Learning

New York Times Philanthropy - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 22:00
Eric P. Newman, 102, is a leading authority on the art and history of American money. Two coins from a collection he amassed over decades sold last week for $1.41 million apiece.
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Rowing Toward Hope in a Troubled World

New York Times Philanthropy - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 22:00
Through a program by USRowing, the Chicago Training Center aims to introduce youths of all backgrounds to the sport, returning it to its blue-collar roots.
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Humanist Foundation Reaches Out to Religious Groups, Testing a Divide

New York Times Philanthropy - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 22:00
Since 2011, the Foundation Beyond Belief has given several thousand dollars each fiscal quarter to a different religious group as part of an initiative called Challenge the Gap.
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As Park Service Culls Deer in Washington, It Helps Charities Fill Bellies

New York Times Philanthropy - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 22:00
This year, 3,300 pounds of venison have been donated to charities, and many are surprised that the meat came from Rock Creek Park.
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Changes Announced to Puerto Rican Day Parade

New York Times Philanthropy - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 22:00
The changes to one of the nation’s largest ethnic celebrations comes after years of complaints that the parade had strayed too far from its modest roots.
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As Salvation Army Moves Out, Another Piece of Bowery History Is Lost

New York Times Philanthropy - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 22:00
After 101 years, the Salvation Army leaves for a new outpost in Brooklyn. The Lower Manhattan building will turn into an upscale hotel and luxury condominiums.
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Antiques and ‘Ink Master’ Play Roles in Renaissance of Fading Fraternal Order

New York Times Philanthropy - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 22:00
The Waxahachie lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows is defying a national trend of declining membership in fraternal organizations, offering other chapters hope of revival.
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Clintons to Meet With Foundation’s Big Donors Next Month

New York Times Philanthropy - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 22:00
The biggest donors to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation will meet in Lower Manhattan next month to discuss philanthropy with the Clintons themselves.
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Philadelphia’s Success in Helping the Homeless Gets a Philanthropic Boost

New York Times Philanthropy - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 22:00
Philadelphia’s ability to reduce its homeless population has been aided by donations like one couple’s $30 million gift to the city’s leading advocacy agency for the homeless.
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In Estate Planning, Family Isn’t Always First

New York Times Philanthropy - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 22:00
Older people without children, stepchildren or grandchildren are choosing to donate to organizations they have ties with.
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