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  • 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
    Charities... changing the world, delivering returns

    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
    Healing the world through philanthropy

    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: 'Poverty is still here with us'

    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
    Portfolios with Purpose lineup

    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
    Cooperman gives back

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

  • Anonymous 'angel' pays $50,000 for Walmart gifts Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:09 PM ET
    earns walmart-1622759276_v2.jpg

    Santa came early for customers at a Walmart when a man walked into the store and donated $50,000 to pay off all customer layaway accounts. USA Today reports.

  • Detroit implosion for good cause Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Detroit implosion for good cause

    Oakland Community College owned a building which needed to be torn down, and raised $12,000 for scholarships to do so, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Wall Street raises $26M for charity...in one night Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    (left to right) Jacques (Jack) Brand, CEO, Deutsche Bank North America, and the Gustave L. Levy Award recipient; John Paulson, president, Paulson & Co. Inc.; Brett H. Barth, managing partner, BBR Partners, LLC, and the Alan C. Greenberg Young Leadership Award recipient; and Robert S. Kapito, president, BlackRock, and chair, UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street & Financial Services Division.

    The New York financial community raised more than $26 million for Jewish causes in one of the single largest charity events of the year.

  • Hells Angels swarm Walmart in the name of charity Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    Hell's Angels jacket

    A group of Hells Angels flocked to a Walmart on Black Friday to purchase the store's entire stock of bicycles for an upcoming annual toy run.

  • Man uses Olive Garden pasta pass to feed hungry Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    One Utah native used his Olive Garden pasta pass to feed the hungry people in his community.

  • Giving Tuesday tries to rival Black Friday Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    GivingTower screen image

    Giving Tuesday is only on its third year, but it’s quickly become a sensation with non-profits, donors and charitable causes.

  • Lawyers grant wishes for low-income seniors Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:27 AM ET
    Doctor holding elderly hand

    A Long Island law firm has formed a charity, called Senior Dreams, to help grant the wishes of needy seniors.

  • Executives sleep on the streets for a good cause Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
    Executives at the Sleep Out around 1:30am in the Covenant House parking lot.

    Ex-Wall Streeter Turney Duff live blogs the Convenant House Sleep Out, where executives and celebrities sleep on the street for a night to raise awareness and money for homeless youth.

  • Why the US is the most giving to charities Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Volunteers serve free Thanksgiving meals at the Center of Hope Community Church in Oakland, Calif., in this Nov. 27, 2013 photo.

    The U.S. has scored the top spot in a new survey of charitable behaviors. How to make sure you're giving effectively this year.

  • Philadelphia paints the town red (literally) Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Before and after of Henry Ossawa Tanner: Letters of Influence © 2011 Keir Johnston/Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

    The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is transforming the city through collaborative creativity. But it's not only in Philly.

  • 'Nobel Prize' of computing gets $1M from Google Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    ACM A.M. Touring Award

    Google has raised it contribution to the Association for Computing Machinery's prestigious Turing Award for excellence in computing.

  • Jack Ma: Spend money on your people Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 10:46 AM ET
    Jack Ma: Spend money on your people

    Discussing the culture of Alibaba and the most important lesson he has learned in business, Alibaba's Jack Ma, says trust your people and spend money, time and resources on your team.

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