"Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use." -Gamaliel Bailey

Philanthropic People Blog

David Kuhn Goes the Extra (11,000) Miles for Cystic Fibrosis

David Kuhn is running across the US for cystic fibrosis

David Kuhn from DeKalb, Illinois has made it his mission for the past few years to complete an 11,000-mile run across the United States to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. At age 62, most men and women wouldn’t dream of this kind of journey, but Kuhn isn’t letting his age, or his blindness, [...]

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Good Country Index Reveals Which Countries Are Doing the Most Good

Good Country Index

These days, there are rankings out there for just about everything. Though at times trivial (think biased “best and worst” lists), ranking systems can actually be really beneficial in the world of philanthropy. A new ranking system, the Good Country Index, is a fine resource for anyone who wants to see how countries compare in [...]

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Philanthropic People: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Philanthropy

Wholesome musician Taylor Swift might be known for her status as pop music icon and “America’s Sweetheart,” but did you know that she’s also a dedicated philanthropist? At just 24 years old, Swift has contributed greatly to many international charities, and has used her celebrity status to raise awareness about important causes. The reason Swift [...]

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University Of Kentucky Cancels Alumni Charity Game

University of Kentucky Rupp Arena

Originally scheduled for August 24th in Rupp Arena, the University of Kentucky has canceled its UK Alumni Charity Game. Unfortunately, several NBA players were unavailable to attend the event, including DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, and John Wall. “With what we’ve been able to do with bringing our guys back for our fans and raising money [...]

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Robin Williams: Amazing Actor and Generous Philanthropist

Robin Williams

Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors in history, passed away on Monday, August 11th, in an apparent suicide. Along with being considered one of the greatest comedians and actors of all time, Williams is also remembered through his extensive charity work. One such example was through a series of TV specials that was a [...]

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Earns Top Cancer Hospital Prize with the Help of Vital Philanthropy

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

News recently broke that for the first time in seven years, MD Anderson Cancer Center was bumped to the runner-up spot in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best hospitals. According to The Clinical Cancer Letter, “MD Anderson Cancer Center’s uninterrupted seven-year stretch as the top cancer hospital in the U.S. News [...]

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Simon Cowell Criticized for Donating to Israeli Army

Simon Cowell

This week all over social media, pro-Palestinian activists have criticized Simon Cowell after learning of his donation of $150,000 to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) last year. “Cowell is a figure who is never reluctant to court controversy but the ‘judge with attitude’ has now taken a bit part in a conflict [...]

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Justin Bieber Wins Champ Of Charity Award

Justin Bieber

Although bad boy Justin Bieber is mostly known his rebellious reputation, it looks like this young celebrity has one of the biggest hearts around. The pop star was honored earlier this week with the Champ of Charity Award at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards at the Wiltern Theater Los Angeles. What was even more surprising [...]

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Dallas Nonprofit Sends Supplies for Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

MediSend

MediSend International, a Dallas-based nonprofit that distributes medical supplies, is now focusing its attention on West Africa, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. The company is concerned for those fighting the outbreak and is trying to make sure they are able to replenish essential supplies they may have exhausted already. Nick Hallack, CEO of MediSend [...]

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Stand Up To Cancer Partners with MasterCard for Charity

Stand Up to Cancer

Earlier this month, MasterCard Priceless Causes teamed up with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to present “The Priceless Table at Times Square,” a limited time, participatory event for charity. From July 16th through August 2nd, MasterCard cardholders were able to reserve a seat at The Priceless Table, a pop-up restaurant overlooking New York City’s iconic [...]

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