Becoming The Change You Wish To See In The World

Since women often play key roles in educating and other family members in giving, their philanthropic influence may extend far beyond their individual efforts. Women are poised to change the face of philanthropy. More than 90% of high-net-worth women gave money to charity.1 Since women often play key roles in educating and other family members…

Philanthropist celebrates children with special needs

A philanthropist, Oma Uche-Oji, has initiated a programme, Super Kids Festival (SKF), to give children with disabilities a sense of belonging in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Oma, who spoke at the event held in Port Harcourt on Friday, said she initiated the programme following her findings that kids with special needs were not properly recognised…

Wisconsin lender places currency on philanthropy

Care packages carry an emotional wallop Wisconsin-based Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., has announced it is “doubling down” on its year-round philanthropic efforts largely designed to help people affected by the corrosive financial effects of the pandemic. The full-service mortgage lender, with dual headquarters in Dallas suburb Carrollton, Texas, will fortify such charitable initiatives through its…

Airbnb Unveils Open Homes Platform for Housing Refugees

For years, home-sharing giant Airbnb has had a quiet side project involving asking its hosts to offer temporary housing—for free—to displaced people, citizens forced out of their homes due to natural disasters and other emergencies or, increasingly, the global refugee crisis. Today, the company is launching an ambitious new platform in order to unite and…

Australian iron ore magnate donates $300 million to charity

Iron ore mining magnate Andrew Forrest said Monday he was donating 400 million Australian dollars ($300 million) to charities in what has been described as a new record in Australian philanthropy. Forrest, the 55-year-old chairman of Fortescue Metal Group, and his wife, Nicola, announced the money will be spent on cancer research, Australian university research,…

Record gift from GameStop executive delivers big for Make-a-Wish 

Amy and Robert Lloyd have made a historic gift of $750,000 to Make-a-Wish North Texas, the largest single donation since the chapter was established in 1982. As executive vice president and chief financial officer of GameStop, Robert Lloyd also has encouraged the company’s longtime support of the charity, whose board he serves on. “Wishes are…

Student company “Lakeside Leisure” giving back to charity 

In Patt Rutt’s marketing class, it’s all about thinking outside of the box. “They brainstorm product ideas, do market research to see which one to sell,” said Rutt. “They sell stock for start up capital, break into departments and sell sell sell!” This Traverse City Central High School marketing class named their company “Lakeside Leisure”…