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  • Zack Brown told CNBC he never thought $10 potato salad campaign would reach $50,000, and counting. Now he vows to use leftover funds for "greater good."

  • Chen Guangbiao (C), Chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources Co., Ltd, presents his company's product canned fresh air at Beijing Financial Street on January 30, 2013 in Beijing, China.

    A Chinese tycoon served up a fancy lunch Wednesday to the homeless at a Central Park restaurant, but caught grief from attendees expecting cash.

  • David Aaron Carpenter, the virtuoso violist, holds "The Macdonald" at Sotheby's New York on March 27, 2014.

    An extremely rare Stradivarius viola failed to get the asking price of $45 million, Sotheby's said.

  • Who is Chen Guangbiao?

    Recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao is in New York City for a charity lunch in Central Park. CNBC's Robert Frank provides insight to Guangbiao's wealth.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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'

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

    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

    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.

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