Philanthropy

The Man Giving Dogs a Second Chance

Credit: Takis Shelter Six years ago, Theoklitos Proestakis (or “Takis” for short) was just like most of the other citizens on the Greek island of Crete. He worked a regular job in the night club industry and spent his free time with loved ones. He never expected that...

Power Philanthropist Profile: Wes Moore

Credit: Us Weekly When one thinks of who a philanthropist might be, we imagine the type we see on television: a person who walked into a family business or came upon a large sum of money. Perhaps this person has actually worked to maintain their wealth, perhaps they...

Ellen DeGeneres Sheds a Light on Bright Students

Credit: Fort Worth Weekly Como Elementary in Forth Worth, Texas has long been an elementary school fighting an uphill battle. Many of the students come from low-economic housing, single parent homes, or a rough living situation. The environment many of these children...

How Dwayne Wade Became a Hero Beyond Basketball

Credit: NBC Chicago For basketball fans, the news of Dwyane Wade's retirement was difficult to hear. Over the course of 16 years, Wade has become one of the best-known basketball players in the world-- breaking records and bringing his team to championship wins on a...

The Life-Changing Nurse and the Infant Who Changed Hers

Credit: New York Post For many people, being a parent is almost like a rite of passage. It is something we’ve been trained to believe is a necessary step in life—we get married, have kids, and watch our kids raise kids of their own. But for some people, becoming a...

Sixth Graders Promoting Kindness

Credit: Longroom Huge gestures of kindness and love go miles for those on the receiving end. Helping someone who needs it—perhaps to afford medical treatment, or to feed their family—is an impactful feat that often has a ripple effect on those who witness it,...

A Boy’s Way to Keep His Friend’s Memory Alive

Credit: Detroit News Whether it has a direct impact or not, cancer seems to have an effect on each and every one of our lives. Perhaps a family member had breast cancer. Perhaps a friend had melanoma. While cancer isn’t something most children consider, for Kenneth...

Providing Support to the California Wildfire Victims

Credit: Worldnes Easybranches California’s summer and autumn months plunge the state into an unbelievable dry-spell annually. Wildfires are unfortunately commonplace in the Golden State, as the dry terrain easily bursts into flames from even the tiniest ember. People...

Power Philanthropist Profile: Agnes Gund

Credit: Sotheby's Wealth produces the image of a certain breed of human that seems so distant from most of us, yet is distinct in our collective picture. High fashion, poise, elegance—nose turned away from those below them as they attend their galas in favor of some...

Power Philanthropist Profile: Frances Fisher

Credit: Jupiter Magazine The thought of working with a President of the United States seems like a distant and far-fetched one to most Americans. Whether it be a dream job, or simply a passing through, those who work for one of this nation’s presidents are clear a...

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