Charity fundraising

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017, file photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar walk as they continue their journey into a camp for refugees in Teknaf, Bangladesh. Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether its donations went to Myanmar's military, accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya Muslims. Amnesty International urged Japanese authorities to look into donations Kirin's subsidiary Myanmar Brewery made in September and October 2017. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, FIle)
June 15, 2018 - 8:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether donations intended for charity instead went to Myanmar's military, which is accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya Muslims. Amnesty International has urged Japanese authorities to look into donations Kirin's subsidiary Myanmar...
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Demonstrators opposing the repeal of a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks that was intended to combat a growing homelessness crisis hold a sign that reads "Tax Amazon" as they wait for the start of a Seattle City Council meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at City Hall in Seattle. Members of the Council were expected to vote Tuesday on whether or not to repeal the tax. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 12, 2018 - 4:27 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Angry people at a Seattle City Council meeting shouted for more time to discuss a vote Tuesday on repealing a tax on large businesses like Amazon that aimed to raise money to fight a homelessness crisis. Supporters and opponents of the tax were talking for about an hour before...
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FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, prepare for a speech in San Francisco. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday, June 12, 2018, said giving from individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $410 billion in 2017. The biggest increase was in giving to foundations, up 15.5 percent. This surge was driven by large gifts by major philanthropists to their own foundations, including $2 billion from Zuckerberg and Chan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 12, 2018 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday,...
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June 11, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is donating $20 million to the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism . The institution will be renamed the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. Newmark says it's important to build a...
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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 - 11:31 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the winning bid for a lunch with investor Warren Buffett (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An anonymous bidder has offered more than $3.3 million to win a private lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffett. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation...
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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 - 8:05 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The price of a private lunch with investor Warren Buffett could set a record this year, with bids already surpassing $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 at 9:30 p.m. CDT. Bids...
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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 - 7:54 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The price of a private lunch with investor Warren 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 at 9:30 p...
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May 29, 2018 - 4:12 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state authorities say a charity that claimed to be raising money for disabled veterans illegally sold tickets for a raffle that never happened. State Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Tuesday that the founder of Wounded Warriors Foundation of Orange County has...
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Actress Michelle Rodriguez poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR, Cinema Against AIDS, benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 71st international Cannes film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 18, 2018 - 12:54 am
ANTIBES, France (AP) — After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to focus the spotlight on its work instead of the stain left by one of its biggest benefactors Harvey Weinstein. Sharon Stone stepped down as co-chair of this year's gala and...
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Actress Michelle Rodriguez poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR, Cinema Against AIDS, benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 71st international Cannes film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 17, 2018 - 9:30 pm
ANTIBES, France (AP) — Stars including Jason Derulo, Michelle Rodriguez and Pierce Brosnan attended a luxurious French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala Thursday and said they were focused on the charity, not one of its former benefactors, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. This year's amfAR...
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