The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a national nonprofit organization for allegedly firing a New Orleans woman due to her obesity, writes the Associated Press.
The former chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund faces criminal charges over uncut diamonds he received from the model Naomi Campbell, Bloomberg writes.
A growing number of U.S. cities are revamping parking meters to collect money for the homeless, USA Today says.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, in Los Angeles, which nearly went broke in 2008, ended the 2009-10 fiscal year $5.5-million in the black, the Los Angeles Times writes.
A cancer charity has charged that Pepsi Refresh, a nonprofit fund-raising contest conducted by the soda company, has been infiltrated by groups with a political agenda, The New York Times reports.
A charity started by Christine O'Donnell, who is running as a Republican to represent Delaware in the Senate, could lose its tax-exempt status because it did not file tax forms for the past three years, according to the Associated Press.
A misprinted phone number on cereal boxes meant to lead consumers to a phone number where they can donate to an antihunger charity connects them instead to a phone-sex business, ESPN reports.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art on Monday fired 56 security workers, replacing them with reserve police officers and college students, according to the Indianapolis Star. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Symphony is reporting an increase in ticket sales and a decrease in its deficit, writes the St. Louis Business Journal.
William Patterson, a 48-year-old San Francisco philanthropist who helped raise $500-million for the California Academy of Sciences, died Friday of a brain tumor, says the San Francisco Chronicle.
Ten of the 20 cities awarded grants this year to start volunteer corps inspired by New York’s Cities of Service program are kicking off their programs this month, the Associated Press reports.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett said their dinner Wednesday night with a group of China’s richest people exceeded their expectations and produced some “very generous” charity pledges, according to Reuters and The New York Times.
For the first time in its history, the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is starting its fall campaign without an annual goal, opting instead for a five-year target, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Environmental, health, and antipoverty activists from four countries will share this year’s Right Livelihood Award, an annual prize known as the “alternative Nobel,” reports the Associated Press.
Jane Mendillo, chief executive of Harvard Management Company, tells Bloomberg that reshaping the university’s hard-hit endowment is a “five-year proposition.”
Following the example of for-profit social ventures like Toms Shoes, which gives a pair of shoes to the needy for each one sold, more start-up companies are incorporating charity into their business model, The Wall Street Journal says.
An adviser to some of Britain’s biggest philanthropists is calling for charities to be classified on the basis of most and least worthy causes, writes The Guardian.
Democratic members of the Senate Finance Committee want the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether nonprofit advocacy groups are violating rules limiting their political spending, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal write.
The Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, said Wednesday that his money would be better spent on projects that create jobs than on charity, according to Bloomberg.
The writer and producer David Simon, the main creative force behind the acclaimed television series The Wire and Treme, told The Baltimore Sun he might give his $500,000 MacArthur Foundation fellowship to charity.
Improving the performance of school principals will be the focus of the first project undertaken by the George W. Bush Institute, writes the Associated Press.