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  • $20 million gift to St. Jude Children's Hospital  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    Eric Trump of The Trump Organization discusses his decision to give $20 million to St. Jude Children's Hospital to open a state of the art surgery and ICU facility.

  • Princeton receives largest donation in its history Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 1:57 PM ET
    In a 2002 file photo, William H. Scheide opens one of the first four editions of the Bible ever printed, which he has loaned to the Scheide Library at the Firestone Library at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.

    Princeton University received nearly $300 million worth of rare books and manuscripts, marking the largest donation in the school's history.

  • Homeless kids count. Count them correctly Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 4:46 PM ET
    Vigil in Times Square before the Covenant House's Sleep Out to benefit homeless youth in November 2014.

    It's time to pass legislation that counts homeless kids correctly so they can get the help they need, says Covenant House President Kevin Ryan.

  • Can an app fix America's $165B food waste problem? Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 12:28 PM ET
    Richard and Roger Gordon are hoping their business, Food Cowboy, can help eliminate some of the billions of dollars of food that is wasted each year.

    Food Cowboy is a start-up looking to redirect the fate of rejected food, not only to end hunger but to save distributors and restaurants money.

  • Here's how a janitor amassed an $8M fortune Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    In this December 2011 photo, Connie Howe pours coffee for Ronald Read, left, and Dave Smith during the Charlie Slate Memorial Christmas breakfast at the American Legion in Brattleboro, Vt.

    A Vermont gas station attendant and janitor, invested in recognizable names when he amassed an $8 million fortune, his attorney said.

  • For sale: Warren Buffett's autographed Cadillac Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 5:59 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's personal 2006 Cadillac DTS is up for auction, and the proceeds are going to a good cause.

  • Does philanthropy signal froth in Silicon Valley?  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 11:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the top tech donors in 2013. There was a huge amount of giving by the under-40 tech crowd.

  • Who gave away the most money in 2014? Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 10:38 AM ET
    Bill Gates, founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    America's 50 top givers in 2014 donated $9.8 billion to charity, up 27.5 percent from the top 50 gifts in 2013, according to a new report.

  • Jackpot: Detroit's 'walking man' to get $350K Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Detroit resident James Robertson reacts next to the 2015 red Ford Taurus sedan he was surprised with as a free gift at the Suburban Ford dealership in Sterling Heights, Mich., February 6, 2015.

    The good news keep coming for James Robertson, better known as Detroit's "Walking Man," according to the Detroit Free Press.

  • Ice Bucket Challenge: 6 months later Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 8:26 AM ET
    CNBC's Scott Wapner, Becky Quick and Jim Cramer take the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS research.

    The Ice Bucket Challenge raised $115 million for the ALS Association last summer. A look at how those donations were used.

  • 'Ice bucket' payoff: $115 million  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 7:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell takes a look at where the money raised by the ALS charity campaign is going.

  • Where'd the $115 million for ALS go?  Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports where the money raised in the ALS ice bucket challenge went.

  • Zuckerbergs just donated $75M to this institution Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife just donated $75 million to this institution.

  • Global solutions need input from women: Sandberg Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:28 PM ET
    Sheryl Sandberg and Melinda Gates at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Sheryl Sandberg and Melinda Gates touched on topics from disease and poverty to technology in a wide-ranging interview on Friday.

  • Charities... changing the world, delivering returns  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation, and Sue Desmond-Hellman, The Gates Foundation CEO, discuss the benefits of investing in philanthropy, including social impact bonds.

  • Healing the world through philanthropy  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:08 AM ET

    Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation, and Sue Desmond-Hellman, The Gates Foundation CEO, discuss the importance of developing partnerships between private and public companies to provide vaccines and health care for the world's poor.

  • Oxfam: 'Poverty is still here with us'  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    Oxfam has forecast that the richest 1 percent will own half of the global wealth by 2016. Executive director Winnie Byanyima explains that poverty is still dangerous for democracy and continues to hurt the poorest.

  • Yankees to pay for education of slain cop's kids Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:16 AM ET
    Sarah Arellano places flowers at a memorial to the two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Lu, that were shot and killed nearby December 21, 2014 in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

    George Steinbrenner's Silver Shield Foundation will pay for the education of the children of murdered NYPD officer Rafael Ramos.

  • Portfolios with Purpose lineup  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    Robert Sechan, UBS Private Wealth Management, shares why he loves stock selection competition Portfolios with Purpose.

  • Cooperman gives back  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    Omega Advisors CEO Leon Cooperman, is participating in Portfolios with Purpose for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

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