Philanthropic foundations

August 22, 2017 - 12:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George and Amal Clooney are donating $1 million to fight hate groups. The couple announced Tuesday that their Clooney Foundation for Justice is supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center with a $1 million grant to combat hate groups in the United States. George Clooney says in a...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, fans enjoy pre-game festivities along Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry says he wants to take steps to rename all of Yawkey Way, a street that has been an enduring reminder of the franchise's complicated racial past. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 17, 2017 - 6:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub's history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing the name of the...
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August 17, 2017 - 12:07 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado resort said Wednesday that it will not host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs did not offer any...
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August 12, 2017 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. The Grammy-winning star told the audience at his show in Auburn Hills, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Detroit, that he and tour promoter Live Nation are...
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August 12, 2017 - 10:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. Mars told the audience Saturday at his show in Auburn Hills that he and tour promoter Live Nation are redirecting funds from the concert to The Community Foundation of...
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Stan Lee and Chadwick Boseman speak at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
August 03, 2017 - 6:59 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As the host of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual grants dinner, Chelsea Handler said she relished the chance to leave political talk aside for an evening of good news. "Let's celebrate the three things Donald Trump hates the most: Foreigners, the press...
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Stan Lee and Chadwick Boseman speak at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
August 03, 2017 - 2:51 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As the host of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual grants dinner, Chelsea Handler said she relished the chance to leave political talk aside for an evening of good news. "Let's celebrate the three things Donald Trump hates the most: Foreigners, the press...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Amal Clooney, left, and George Clooney arrive at the world premiere of "Hail, Caesar!" in Los Angeles. Clooney’s foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday, July 31, 2017, with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2017 - 12:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee children in Lebanon. George and Amal...
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Sydney Lang, 16, of Edmonton, Alberta, seated center, poses with cast members from "Teen Wolf" during a meet-and-greet arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation on day two of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 21, 2017, in San Diego. Pictured from front row left, Colton Haynes, Shelley Hennig, Charlie Carver, Tyler Posey and Khylin Rhambo, and from back row left are Cody Christian, Linden Ashby, Melissa Ponzio, and Dylan Sprayberry. (AP Photo/Sandy Cohen)
July 21, 2017 - 10:43 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The stars of "Teen Wolf" made a special appearance at Comic-Con Friday for an audience of one. Nine members of the MTV show's cast sat down for a meet-and-greet with 16-year-old super fan Sydney Lang, who came to Comic-Con with her family thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation...
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Chris Paul waves to fans after being introduced as the newest member of the Houston Rockets Friday, July 14, 2017, in Houston. The nine-time All-Star was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers late last month. Joining Paul on stage, from left to right, are Rockets announcer Craig Ackerman, coach Mike D'Antoni and basket hall of fame member Calvin Murphy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 17, 2017 - 6:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets are going up for sale. Rockets CEO Tad Brown made the announcement Monday, hours after owner Leslie Alexander made the decision. "It's been my great joy and honor to own the Houston Rockets for the past 24 years," Alexander said in a statement. "I've had the...
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