Philanthropic foundations

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015, file photo, a University of Washington student discards a cigarette into a container at a designated smoking locations on the campus in Seattle. Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada have pledged to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. Deans of public health schools at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and a dozen other schools said Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, that the group is too closely tied to an industry that sells harmful products. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 25, 2018 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was created in September with nearly $1 billion from the Philip Morris tobacco company,...
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Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, poses for a photo at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Galperin said the discovery of a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's General Directorate of General Security was remarkable, explaining that she could think of only one other example where researchers were able to pin state-backed hackers to a specific building. "We were able to take advantage of extraordinarily poor operational security," she said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 18, 2018 - 6:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. Mobile security firm...
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January 08, 2018 - 2:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Emory University is receiving a $400 million gift — the largest in the history of the institution — to find new cures for disease and improve lives. The private school in Atlanta announced on Monday that the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged the money for medical...
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Sean Penn arrives at the 2018 Sean Penn J/P Haitian Relief Organization Gala at Milk Studios on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 07, 2018 - 12:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn and Leonardo DiCaprio used the eighth annual benefit for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization to publicly praise each other's philanthropic work. DiCaprio was the guest of honor at the $5,000-a-plate dinner Saturday night at Milk Studios, which raised nearly $4 million...
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FILE - In this March 18, 1974, file photo, country legend Roy Acuff performs during the Grand Ole Opry's last show at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. A fiddle that Goodwill believes was once owned by Acuff is expected to generate thousands of dollars for the charitable organization in the Kansas City area. The Kansas City Star reports Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, that the fiddle was donated anonymously to Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas and is being sold in an online auction. Acuff died in 1992 at age 89. (AP Photo/John Duricka,File)
January 04, 2018 - 9:40 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fiddle that Goodwill believes was once owned by country music legend Roy Acuff is expected to generate thousands of dollars for the charitable organization in the Kansas City area. The Kansas City Star reports that the fiddle was donated anonymously to Goodwill of Western...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, George Dorsey, center, hugs Samaritan's Purse volunteers, Nikki Moore, left, and Samantha Roundtree, who are helping rebuild his hurricane-damaged home in Houston. The groups helping to rebuild on the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey have collected close to $1 billion in donations. The evangelical group Samaritan's Purse has raised $86 million. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 22, 2017 - 1:20 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The groups helping to rebuild on the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey have collected close to $1 billion in donations, according to an Associated Press tally of major national and local organizations. Much of that money is already being put to work after Harvey, which ravaged...
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Britain's Prince William, left, and Prince Harry, centre, are introduced to a character from the film upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in London, Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 2017. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
December 12, 2017 - 2:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Prince Harry joined the cast of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at the film's European premiere Tuesday, delighting fans who braved the London cold for a glimpse of Hollywood stars and British royalty. But cast and crew were silent on reports that the royal siblings make...
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November 20, 2017 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump sharply increased the amount of money he gave away through his foundation last year as the charity drew scrutiny during the campaign. A 2016 tax return posted on the nonprofit monitoring website GuideStar shows that the Donald J. Trump Foundation gave away $3...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2015, file photo, comedian Jon Stewart performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event, in New York. Stewart, John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Conan O'Brien and Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at the annual fundraiser for the Bob Woodruff Foundation on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
November 08, 2017 - 12:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some top comedians — including John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah and Conan O'Brien — helped raise money for military veterans Tuesday night at a raucous event at Madison Square Garden in which many of the best barbs were hurled at the current commander in chief. "It's a strange...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, Elton John arrives at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin celebration in Los Angeles. The Elton John AIDS Foundation announced Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, that John will be awarded the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award Nov. 6 in recognition of his philanthropic efforts to fight HIV and AIDS. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 24, 2017 - 11:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John will receive an award from Harvard University next month for his philanthropic efforts to fight HIV and AIDS. The Elton John AIDS Foundation announced Tuesday that the 70-year-old singer will be awarded the Harvard Foundation's Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award on Nov. 6...
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