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Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, a respected civic and philanthropic leader, died today at Duke Hospital, in Durham, N.C. She was 91. The cause of death was not announced.
Giving away $7 million in charitable contributions and paying $6.2 million in federal income taxes, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney contributed more money to charity than he paid in federal tax during the past two years. Newt Gingrich contributed $81,133 to charity in 2010, while paying $944,708 in federal income tax.
Fundraising returned to pre-recession levels through the first 11 months of 2011, with overall giving up 3.4 percent compared to 2010 and exceeding levels seen in 2007. But overall giving slowed in during September, October and November.
Charleston, S.C.-based Blackbaud announced its intention to acquire rival software fundraising firm Convio of Austin, Texas for $275 million.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant religious organizations a “ministerial exception” to employment discrimination laws was a victory for one church, but its wide-spread impact might take a decade to unfold.
Cosmetic laser procedures, a $13,000 diamond ring and $18,000 spent at bars and restaurants were just some of the personal expenses covered by money stolen from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York by a former employee.
Sal Fabens, director of public relations for United Way Worldwide (UWW), died Dec. 21, 2011, after suffering a heart attack in her Alexandria, Va., home. She was 47. UWW made the announcement today.
Laysha L. Ward, the Target Foundation leader long involved with national service, was elected chair of the board of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
The White House announced Summer Jobs+, a call to action for businesses, nonprofits, and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth during the summer of 2012.
This is an open letter that appeared in the Jan. 1 issue of The NonProfit Times