The Internal Revenue Service may possibly be misused to audit conservative groups, leading Republicans say, according to The New York Times.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced plans Wednesday to shorten its annual Labor Day fund-raising telethon from 21.5 hours to six hours starting next year, the Chicago Tribune writes.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has recommended approval of a deal to turn the nonprofit Caritas Christi Health Care system into a chain of for-profit hospitals, says The Boston Globe.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supplying a $1.5-million grant to ABC News to expand coverage of global health issues, according to The New York Times.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, which produced the iconic “this is your brain on drugs” commercials of the 1980s and '90s, has renamed itself as the Partnership at Drugfree.org, the Associated Press writes.
The billionaire financier Vinod Khosla says he will pump the approximately $117-million he made from the public offering of an Indian microfinance company in which he invests into other for-profit ventures that seek to fight poverty in the developing world, says The New York Times.
Two campaign-finance watchdog groups have asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate a nonprofit advocacy group affiliated with the Republican political adviser Karl Rove, writes The New York Times.
Bankers who serve some of country’s wealthiest people say the continuing downturn is deterring rich Americans from increasing their giving, Reuters writes.
Governments from around the world on Tuesday promised $11.7-billion over the next three years to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, up more than 20 percent over their 2008-10 commitment but well below the amount deemed necessary to meet United Nations goals to beat the diseases, writes the Associated Press.
The New York Public Library is to name Anthony W. Marx, president of Amherst College in Massachusetts, as its new leader Wednesday, according to The New York Times.
Sidney J. Weinberg Jr., a senior director of Goldman Sachs who gave some $50-million to health, science, and education institutions, died Monday at his home in Massachusetts, The New York Times reports.
Henry Kravis, a co-founder of the private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, has pledged $100-million to expand Columbia Business School, reports Bloomberg.
Public-interest groups are raising questions about major telecommunications companies’ donations to minority organizations that have run advocacy efforts in behalf of their corporate benefactors, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Several New York State museum executives and legislators are criticizing a state board’s surprise decision last month to abandon regulations barring institutions from selling works to cover operating expenses, says The New York Times.
Trevor Rees-Jones, chief executive of Chief Oil and Gas, in Dallas, has given $25-million to a local Boy Scouts chapter, says the Dallas Morning News.
Retail mogul Leon Levine’s philanthropy has pledged $20-million to establish a cancer-treatment facility at Charlotte’s Carolinas Medical Center, writes the Charlotte Business Journal.
Caritas Christi Health Care, Cerberus Capital Management, and the Massachusetts attorney general’s office are reportedly near a deal to approve Cerberus’s purchase and privatization of Caritas, a nonprofit hospital network, according to The Boston Globe.
Britain’s Charity Commission has approved nonprofit status for a druid organization, marking the country’s first official recognition of the ancient practice as a religion, the BBC and Third Sector Online report.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will commit $34.8-million over five years to increase graduation rates at the nation’s two-year colleges, reports The Washington Post.