PETA – Animal charity sues SeaWorld on behalf of five ‘slave’ whales

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A federal judge for the first time in U.S. history has heard arguments in a case that could determine whether animals enjoy the same constitutional protection against slavery as human beings. PETA wants SeaWorld orcas freed on antislavery grounds!!! Attorneys for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are set Monday to ask a federal judge in San Diego to free the five... Read More

Susan G. Komen Charity Does an About-Face

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Breast Cancer Group Backs Off Move to Withhold Funds for Planned Parenthood The breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure, faced with harsh criticism from some supporters, has backtracked on a policy that would have cut off future funding to most Planned Parenthood affiliates. But the effects of the public spat, which has divided women’s-health supporters, will continue... Read More

Susan G Komen Cancer charity confronts backlash over grant cuts

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NEW YORK – The renowned breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure faced an escalating backlash Thursday over its decision to cut breast screening grants to Planned Parenthood. Some of Komen’s local affiliates are openly upset, including all seven in California, and at least one top official has quit, reportedly in protest. Meanwhile, Komen has been deluged with... Read More

Why we give to charity

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Every holiday season in America, as Thanksgiving fades and turkey sandwiches give way to Christmas trees and candy canes, Americans unleash an immense flow of charitable donations. For charities, it’s the busiest time of the year: Salvation Army bell ringers man their corners; workplace pledge drives abound. The urge to give that is awakened around this time is an important one:... Read More

The Second Mile founded by former Penn State coach announces layoffs

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PITTSBURGH — A charity founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with molesting boys is laying off some employees. The Second Mile was founded in 1977 by Jerry Sandusky, who’s accused of molesting 10 boys he met through its programs. Sandusky maintains his innocence. For more than 20 years, the charity received accolades and widespread community support... Read More

Salvation Army is part church, part charity, part business

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People from all walks of life donate to the Salvation Army, assuming the money will help the needy. And much of it does. But the Salvation Army — embodied in the public’s mind by the saintly street missionary in the film Guys and Dolls — is far more complicated and controversial than its heart-tugging television commercials would suggest. Few donors realize the Salvation... Read More

Fifteen Highest-Paid Charity CEOs

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Giving money to charity is a wonderful way to help spread some of your good fortune, but as with any investment, it’s important to know where your money is going. There are a number of things that can stand in the way of donations being spent on an organization’s programs (such as administrative expenses, which we highlighted in a previous article on the 20 Worst Charities in... Read More

Top 400 Charities See Billions Less In Donations, Biggest Percentage Drop Ever Recorded

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A new ranking of the nation’s 400 biggest charities shows donations dropped by 11 percent overall last year as the Great Recession ended – the worst decline in 20 years since the Chronicle of Philanthropy began keeping a tally. The Philanthropy 400 report to be released Monday shows such familiar names as the United Way and the Salvation Army, both based near Washington,... Read More

Ivy League Schools Are the World’s Worst Charity

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Corporate buyout king Henry Kravis is donating $100 million to Columbia’s Business School, which will help the school add 450,000 square feet of space. Which raises an interesting point about these types of donations: they are loathsome. We’d like to propose a very simple and hopefully uncontroversial principle for the very rich: Massive donations should be given in... Read More

Happy People Most Likely to Give to Charity

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The World Giving Index is the first report of its kind: a survey and summary of giving trends around the world. What countries give the most? What motivates people to give? The poll, which was released by the Charities Aid Foundation, asked people which of three charitable activities they had done in the last month: donating money to an organization, volunteering time for an organization,... Read More