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Donors who give to charity via text are becoming more comfortable and the avenue is becoming their preferred method of giving, if the results of a recent survey are any indication. For the first time since the Text Donation Study began in 2012, text donors chose text giving as their most preferred method of making [...]

For every select up&up school supply purchased, Target will give one school supply to a student in need, potentially impacting nearly two million kids this back-to-school season. Target Corp. announced today that for every select up&up school supply purchased at Target stores from July 13 through August 2, Target will donate one school supply item [...]

Notre Dame of Maryland University has received a $1.5 million gift from The Pitts Family Foundation, among the largest gifts received from a university alumna, that will fund the first endowed chair in the University’s School of Nursing. The Frances Kay Pitts Endowed Chair for Nursing Leadership and Innovation will provide funding for scholarship, research [...]

The Renée and Richard Goldman University of Pittsburgh has received a $3 million gift from alumni Renée K. Goldman and Richard M. Goldman to establish the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean’s Chair in the School of Education. The gift has established an endowment that will be used by the University to support the salary, professional [...]

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut has just been made the beneficiary of an $8 million gift which will be used to protect animals and the environment. It is the largest gift the foundation has ever received by far and it came from a local man whose life style certainly did not reflect wealth, that [...]

Stanford University will name a new campus engineering hub for tech billionaire Kavitark Shriram and his wife, Vidjealatchoumy Shriram, in recognition of a $57-million gift to support the project, the institution announced Wednesday. Mr. Shriram, an early investor in Google, is a member of Stanford’s board of trustees. The 208,000-square-foot Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering, [...]

In the first years that online giving became a more broadly used vehicle for fundraising, many organizations saw triple-digit annual increases because their programs were starting from nothing. The latest survey on online fundraising from the Chronicle of Philanthropy finds that these easy wins are a thing of the past, and those non-profits who want [...]

For his 158th birthday, Nikola Tesla got a day named in his honor and a new science museum with $1 million in funding from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Musk, the CEO of electric car company Tesla Motors and rocket company SpaceX, pledged the money in support of a new Tesla museum to be built on the grounds [...]

With the rise of behavioral economics, my profession is no longer so fixated on the theory that people are relentlessly selfish, striving only to maximize their own pleasure. We know, for example, that work is not just eight daily hours of suffering that people endure to make money for their own benefit. People actually like [...]

The family of Renée and Lester Crown made a major gift to Aspen Valley Hospital that will establish a new specialty care center, the hospital announced on Monday. The new center, which will be named in the couple’s honor, will include patient services such as cardiology, pain management, urology, pulmonology, neurology and gastroenterology. The Crowns [...]