Philanthropic foundations

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Brendon Urie arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Panic! At the Disco’s Urie is launching a human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. The rock singer says Thursday, June 28, 2018, that the nonprofit will support “communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 28, 2018 - 12:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie is launching a human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. The rock singer said Thursday that the nonprofit will support "communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and...
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June 27, 2018 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Three literary publications have been awarded a combined $120,000 in prize money. A Public Space, Fence and Worlds Without Borders are the inaugural winners of the Whiting Literary Magazine Prize, presented by the Whiting Foundation. The magazines were cited for the quality of their...
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Immigrant families line up to enter the central bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 24, 2018 - 9:08 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas charitable organization says 32 immigrant parents separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border were freed into its care Sunday, but they don't know where their kids are or when they might see them again despite government assurances that family...
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This May 31, 2018, photo shows the first section of the 93-foot tall Tower of Voices wind chimes is in place at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. The final phase of the memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane's crash into a Pennsylvania field during 9/11. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
June 03, 2018 - 11:16 pm
The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane's crash into a Pennsylvania field during 9/11. United Airlines Flight 93 was en route from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers seized control and...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME TO PROFECTO - In this April 2, 2018 photo the son of Marcelina Garica Profecto cries on his mother's casket before the start of services in Delano, Calif. Profecto and her husband Santos Hilario Garcia, died in a car crash on March 13th while trying to evade ICE agents. They leave behind 6 children. The U.S. has deported a Mexican man who was being sought in California earlier this year when immigration agents mistakenly followed a related couple who sped away in their car and crashed, killing both and leaving six orphaned children. (Felix Adamo/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)
June 01, 2018 - 7:21 pm
DELANO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. has deported a Mexican man who was sought in California earlier this year when immigration agents mistakenly followed his two relatives who sped away in their car and crashed, killing both and leaving six orphaned children. United Farm Workers Foundation Executive...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018 file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett speaks during an interview in Omaha, Neb. The price of a private lunch with Buffett could set another record this year because the bidding is already over $3 million. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation’s work to help the homeless in San Francisco wraps up Friday night, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 01, 2018 - 7:50 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The price of a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett could set a record this year because bids have already surpassed $3 million. Buffett's annual online auction is underway to benefit the Glide Foundation's work helping the homeless in San Francisco. The auction...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was chosen Monday to be the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities, which have struggled with state aid cuts and to recruit students to its rural campuses. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher...
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In this Aug. 30, 2017 photo contestants attend a welcoming ceremony for the Miss America competition on the Atlantic City, N.J., Boardwalk. On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Miss America Organization announced it has installed women in the organization's three top leadership posts following an email scandal last winter involving male leaders. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
May 17, 2018 - 9:58 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization is putting women in its three top leadership positions following an email scandal involving former male leaders of the scholarship group. The organization tells The Associated Press it is appointing Regina Hopper as president and CEO of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an AP interview in Kirkland, Wash. Gates' non-profit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans required under the 2015 law, according to an Associated Press 2018 analysis of its grants. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
May 16, 2018 - 2:06 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His non-profit, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Prince Albert II of Monaco waves after touring a house he recently purchased in Philadelphia. It’s the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up. Toby Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, tells NBC’s “Today” Friday, May 11, 2018, that the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home will be used by Prince Albert and his family whenever they visit Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 11, 2018 - 1:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia home where Grace Kelly grew up has been restored to its original glory. Toby Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, tells NBC's "Today" that the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home will be used occasionally by Kelly's son Prince Albert...
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