Philanthropy

Tony Bennett performs onstage at the Jazz Foundation of America's 17th annual "A Great Night In Harlem" gala concert at the Apollo Theater on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
April 05, 2019 - 6:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing. Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night at "A Great Night in Harlem," the annual fundraiser for the Jazz Foundation of America. Introduced by Ben Stiller to a capacity audience at the Apollo Theater, Bennett didn't have...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. Patterson’s latest gift for literacy is a $1.25 million pledge to classroom libraries. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the best-selling author announced the fifth installment for his Patterson Partnership, formed in coordination with Scholastic Book Club. Patterson is giving $250 each to 4,000 teachers around the country to help purchase books. He is also distributing $500 each to 500 teachers with three years or less experience. Scholastic will match Patterson with gifts of 250 and 500 bonus points for its book club. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson's latest gift for literacy is a $1.25 million pledge to classroom libraries. On Tuesday, the best-selling author announced the fifth installment for his Patterson Partnership, formed in coordination with Scholastic Book Club. Patterson is giving $250 each to 4,000...
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FILE - This combination photo shows actress Lori Loughlin at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018, left, and actress Felicity Huffman at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2018. Loughlin and Huffman are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. Both have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud and are scheduled to make their initial appearances in Boston federal court. (AP Photo, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:15 am
BOSTON (AP) — A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say. Now some parents who are already facing possible prison time could be hit with additional...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivers an address during her inauguration ceremony inside the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Maryland's chief accountant is calling for Pugh to step down, calling the latest revelations about lucrative deals to sell her self-published children's books "brazen, cartoonish corruption." In a Monday, April 1, 2019 tweet, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot wrote: "The Mayor has to resign — now." His comments came on the same day that Kaiser Permanente disclosed that it paid Pugh's limited liability company about $114,000 for roughly 20,000 copies of her "Healthy Holly" children's books. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 01, 2019 - 7:53 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday that she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over what critics call a "self-dealing" book-sales arrangement that threatens her political career. Mayor Catherine Pugh's office says she feels...
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March 27, 2019 - 7:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police have arrested three juveniles suspected of crashing a display of 1,800-food cans collected for an Alaska food bank. The chest-high structure built by 17 engineering students at Anchorage's Dimond High School was displayed at the Dimond Center mall. The display was...
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March 25, 2019 - 7:29 am
LONDON (AP) — A charity connected to the wealthy Sackler family has paused new donations because of controversy over alleged links to the U.S. opioid crisis. The chair of the Sackler Trust, Theresa Sackler, said in a statement Monday that media attention about legal cases in the U.S. is piling...
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This Feb. 27, 2019, photo provided by Dartmouth College shows physics professor Marcelo Gleiser at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Gleiser, who has written books on topics ranging from the origin of the universe to how science engages with spirituality, is the winner of the 2019 Templeton Prize, one of the world's leading religion prizes. (Eli Burakian/Dartmouth College via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 12:34 pm
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday. The John Templeton Foundation is awarding its 2019 prize to Marcelo Gleiser...
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FILE - This March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The past year has been a bruising one for the Los Angeles university. The president who helped boost the school's endowment above $6 billion had to step down amid investigations into a medical school dean accused of smoking methamphetamine with a prostitute who overdosed, its longtime gynecologist was accused of sexual misconduct by hundreds of women he examined over decades and an assistant men's basketball coach pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an FBI probe of corruption in college basketball. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)
March 17, 2019 - 11:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roy Nwaisser has four degrees from the University of Southern California and is a superfan of its storied football squad — he hasn't missed a home or away game in 27 years. But his devotion has been tested by a series of scandals culminating with the school's starring role in a...
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This August 2017 photo shows "Woman-Ochre," a painting by Willem de Kooning, being readied for examination by University of Arizona Museum of Art staff Nathan Saxton, left, and Kristen Schmidt in Tucson, Ariz. More than 30 years after it was stolen from the museum, the recovered painting will be on display back where it all began. (Robert Demers/University of Arizona Communications via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 2:07 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than 30 years after it was stolen from an Arizona museum, a Willem de Kooning painting worth millions of dollars is going on display where it all began. The University of Arizona Museum of Art is giving a glimpse of "Woman-Ochre" Sunday as part of a fundraiser before the piece...
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William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 14, 2019 - 1:16 pm
The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exempt organization under the nose of U.S. officials, according to prosecutors and tax documents...
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