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Using Cardboard to Bring Disabled Children Out of the Exile of Wrong Furniture

New York Times Philanthropy - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:00
Adaptive Design in New York City builds custom furniture out of cardboard for children with disabilities, allowing them greater independence and a chance to interact more naturally with their peers.
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Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence

New York Times Philanthropy - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 22:00
Dennis Jones, owner of a superyacht that helped save a shipyard, says the spending that goes with a lavish lifestyle can do as much good as charity.
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Spark for a Stagnant Search

New York Times Philanthropy - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 22:00
As research into mental illness sputters, the father of a man effectively treated for bipolar disorder is donating $650 million to the cause through his foundation.
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Charlie Rangel's Charitable Giving Shrinks Along With Fund-Raising Clout

New York Times Philanthropy - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:00
The longtime representative from Harlem once gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars, mostly to New York City organizations.
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Virginia: $12 Million Gift for Restoration

New York Times Philanthropy - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:00
A plantation originally built as a monument to George Washington overlooking the nation’s capital, a site that later was home to Robert E. Lee and 63 slaves, will be restored to its historical appearance.
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Isn’t It Rich?

New York Times Philanthropy - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:00
For the Clinton clan, it’s like father, like mother, like daughter.
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The Creative Climate

New York Times Philanthropy - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:00
Creative tension between people and within individuals is fundamental to social evolution.
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Seeker, Doer, Giver, Ponderer

New York Times Philanthropy - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 22:00
The billionaire mathematician James H. Simons has led a life of ferocious curiosity.
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With a ‘Charitable Veneer,’ Littering the Streets With Collection Bins

New York Times Philanthropy - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:00
For-profit companies are placing clothing-donation bins across New York City with impunity, blocking sidewalks, attracting graffiti and undermining the efforts of traditional charities.
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Donors Give More When They Have a Sense of Belonging

New York Times Philanthropy - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 22:00
In experimenting with corporate forms of organization, charities might well have much to gain.
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Learning Young the Gift of Helping Others

New York Times Philanthropy - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 22:00
Encouraged to participate in charitable causes, some children are finding deep satisfaction in sacrificing for the welfare of others.
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