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  • China's charitable tycoon in NYC Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    China's charitable tycoon in NYC

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports from Chen Guangbiao's charity lunch in Central Park. Guangbiao is a recycling tycoon, one of the richest people in China, and now says he wants to buy the Wall Street Journal.

  • Gates to grads: 'You can do better than I did' Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Bill and Melinda Gates at Stanford's graduation ceremony, June 15, 2014

    Bill and Melinda Gates told Stanford graduates an optimistic belief in the power of innovation is needed to tackle the world's social problems.

  • In the $$$: Americans give record amount to charity Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Donation check philanthropy

    Last year, the U.S. saw a record level of charitable giving, but the pace of growth lagged stock-market gains, a report said.

  • Super model Petra's Happy Hearts Fund Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
    Petra Nemcova

    "Happy Hearts Fund" is a non-profit dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring opportunities to children after experiencing natural disasters. The fund's founder and chair Petra Nemcova, provides insight to its mission.

  • Joe Kernen 'doing Ironman this summer' Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    Joe Kernen 'doing Ironman this summer'

    CNBC's Joe Kernen jokes he plans to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles to complete an Ironman over the course of this summer, to Andrew Messick, Ironman World Triathlon Corp. CEO. Messick provides insight to the sign-up process, and his company's work to promote the best athletes.

  • The Ironman appeal Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 6:49 AM ET
    The Ironman appeal

    Andrew Messick, Ironman World Triathlon Corp. CEO, provides insight to the creation of the Ironman event, and what the lure of the race is.

  • Wall Street helps fund prosthesis Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Wall Street helps fund prosthesis

    Wall Street heavy hitters will help fund the Challenged Athlete Foundation today, which offers wounded veterans and kids the ability to run again on prosthetic legs. CAF triathlete Sarah Reinertsen, provides insight to the costs of prosthetic limbs.

  • New clues on Warren Buffett's mysterious lunch date Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 6:17 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    A few details merge about the mysterious man from Singapore who is giving a charity $2.2 million so he can have lunch with Warren Buffett.

  • Singapore man wins Buffett lunch with $2.17M bid Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | 12:36 AM ET

    A lunch with Warren Buffett has been bought by Andy Chua from Singapore for 2,166,766 in an annual charity auction.

  • How charities can tap the epic wealth transfer Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:48 AM ET
    Charity Philanthropy

    Some $59 trillion will be passed down by 2061, and for charities, the potential is huge. Here's how they can tap the flow.

  • Warren Buffett's charity lunch auction bid tops $1M Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:25 AM ET
    Warren Buffett.

    Warren Buffett's annual auction to benefit a San Francisco charity has drawn a bid of more than $1 million, surpassing last year's top offering.

  • Zuckerberg's $120 million donation Friday, 30 May 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    Zuckerberg's $120 million donation

    CNBC's Robert Frank discusses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife's $120 million donation to Bay Area schools, and whether it will be different than his Newark mistake.

  • Cash envelopes and Zuckerberg: Same kind of stupid Friday, 30 May 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    The cash envelope man and Mark Zuckerberg's California giving are misguided and wasteful uses of philanthropic dollars, says Jake Novak.

  • 'HiddenCash' responds to mayhem sparked in Burbank Friday, 30 May 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Dozens of people crowded the Burbank Empire Center Thursday night searching for envelopes of money after the Twitter user HiddenCash tweeted clues directing them there.

    "We will take time in the next several weeks to figure out how to best move forward in a way that keeps @hiddencash fun and safe,"

  • Zuckerberg and wife give $120M to Bay Area schools Friday, 30 May 2014 | 8:47 AM ET
    Zuckerberg and wife give $120M to Bay Area schools

    Priscilla Chan, the wife of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, speaks with NBC's "Today" about the $120 million donation the couple made to San Francisco area public schools - and her rules on her husband's ubiquitous hoodie.

  • Zuckerberg announces $120M Bay Area schools gift Friday, 30 May 2014 | 4:50 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.

    Mark Zuckerberg announced that he is donating $120 million to San Francisco Bay area schools—his second education donation of this size.

  • For Warren Buffett, philanthropy's a family affair Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    Doris Buffett, right, with her brother, billionaire Warren Buffett in a June, 2009 photo.

    Through her Sunshine Lady Foundation, Doris Buffett answers requests for help to Warren Buffett.

  • The trouble with Zuckerberg's $100M gift: Pros Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Newark Mayor Cory Booker visit EDUCATION NATION, an educational summit on Rockefeller Plaza.

    Despite Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark, critics say the city has not turned into a "symbol of educational excellence."

  • Zuckerberg's Newark failed 'silver bullet' Friday, 23 May 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    Zuckerberg's Newark failed 'silver bullet'

    What happened to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation to Newark, New Jersey, schools? Ken Berger, Charity Navigator CEO, and Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers, discuss.

  • Robin Hood donors raise $60 million at annual gala Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 6:31 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    With a who's who of bankers and hedge fund titans in attendance, the Robin Hood Foundation's annual gala raised more than $60 million.

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