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  • Making sweet music through philanthropy     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Zarin Mehta, Green Music Center, and Sanford Weill, former Citigroup chairman & CEO, discuss how Weill's $12 million donation to Sonoma State University will help the school finish its music center and develop one of the best music programs in the country and attract some of the best students in the world.

  • Sandy and Joan Weill make $100 million donation Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:44 AM ET
    Sandy Weill

    Former Citigroup chief Sandy Weill tells CNBC he and his wife, Joan, are making an additional $100 million donation to Weill Cornell Medical College.

  • Ackman gives $17M to Harvard to study behavior Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Bill Ackman wants the world to have a better understanding of why people act the way they do.

  • Giving back through your closet     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:50 AM ET

    Anna Palmer, Fashion Project CEO & co-founder, and Christine Rizk, Fashion Project co-founder, explain how donating your old clothes can help the charity of your choice.

  • China's rich should give more, Bill Gates says Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:07 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    China's rich have acquired many of the tastes of the Western rich, but Bill Gates says they haven't embraced one of the most important: philanthropy.

  • Learning to give away money the Buffett way Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's sister, Doris, is offering a free online course on getting good value for the money you give away to charities.

  • Buffett's secret to giving away billions Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:32 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    In a video clip for an online course on philanthropy, Warren Buffett says he follows Adam Smith's division of labor. "I make it and somebody else gives it away."

  • Hold the viola jokes! Rare Strad could bring $45M Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    This rare 1719 Stradivarius viola that is expected to sell for more than $45 million in a private sale by Sotheby's.

    Violas, which look like overgrown violins, are the butt of musician jokes, but hold the humor here.

  • Gates Foundation fighting dirty water deaths Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    An exhibitor demonstrates the use of a toilet tap where water is recycled and reused, during the Reinvent The Toilet Fair in New Delhi on March  21, 2014.

    The Gates Foundation has awarded $2 million in grants to several Indian organizations to help improve sanitation by building a high-tech toilet.

  • Glenn Dubin, a Highbridge Capital Management and co-founder & CEO of Dubin & Co., discusses how The Robin Hood foundation became a natural advocate for the poor. "Philanthropy is the difference between standard of care and excellent care," he says. Dr. Kenneth Davis, Mount Sinai Health System president and CEO, weighs in.

  • 'Superb doctors' at Dubin Breast Center     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Glenn Dubin, a Highbridge Capital Management, and co-founder & CEO of Dubin & Co., says the Dubin Breast Center is a mufti-disciplinary center driving for excellence with state of the art technology. Dr. Kenneth Davis, Mt. Sinai Health System president and CEO, provides insight into methods for diagnosing breast cancer.

  • Buffett's Berkshire buys more DaVita shares Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway now owns about 17.7 percent of DaVita HealthCare after buying another 1.1 million shares.

  • Hedge fund manager Griffin to donate to Harvard Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 10:58 PM ET

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin announced that he was donating $150 million to Harvard. The NYT reports.

  • Pope's Harley smashes expectations at auction Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Harley Davidson donated this 2013 Dyna Super Glide Custom to Pope Francis last year.

    A Harley-Davidson sold at auction on Thursday for almost 20 times its estimated value—because its previous owner was the pope.

  • How the world's rich give away their millions Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The world's millionaires have vastly different ideas about what philanthropic causes to fund. A new study looks at where the money goes.

  • Zuckerberg tops list of US philanthropists Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 6:04 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and co-founder of Facebook.

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gave almost $1 billion to a Silicon Valley charity. The FT reports.

  • Supermodel Nemcova trades runway for Davos     Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" news crew talks with Petra Nemcova about her charitable work in Haiti.

  • U2 in free music deal for AIDS charity Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Bono participates at the 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Bank of America, the Gates Foundation and others will donate money to (RED) for every download of a U2 song during the Super Bowl halftime show.

  • The data shows that if a young person is unemployed for more than a year it affects their trajectory over their whole life course, says Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation president, discussing the foundation's initiative on developing youth employment.

  • Nader vs. Langone on minimum wage     Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a group of Catholic theologians backed by Ralph Nader has penned a letter to Ken Langone criticizing him and asking his support for a hike in the minimum wage.

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