Philanthropy

June 28, 2017 - 2:44 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Carnegie Science Center has received its largest gift, a $7.5 million donation from PPG and its corporate foundation for the interactive museum in Pittsburgh. The gift is part of more than $42.5 million being spent on a new 37,000-square-foot wing that will be known as the PPG...
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This Dec. 9, 2007 photo released by Yale University shows J.D. McClatchy, a longtime editor of The Yale Review, one of the world's oldest literary publications, in New Haven, Conn. McClatchy, a prize winning poet and librettist, said he is leaving The Yale Review, effective at the end of this month. (Yale University via AP)
June 27, 2017 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime editor of one of the world's oldest literary publications is stepping down. J.D. McClatchy, a prize-winning poet and librettist, told The Associated Press he is leaving The Yale Review, effective at the end of this month. Harold Augenbraum, a visiting Fellow at Yale...
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This undated photo shows the rock formation Trollpikkenin before its damage, in Egersund, western Norway. A group of activists have started to collect money to repair the penis-shaped rock formation and a popular tourist attraction after it was found badly damaged Saturday June 24, 2017. It was discovered cracked complete with drilling holes in the rock - something that experts say suggests strongly that it was cut off on purpose. (Ingve Aalbu/NTB Scanpix via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 8:11 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged. Joggers discovered Saturday that the Trollpikken rock formation had cracked and noted drilling holes in the rock — something that...
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June 24, 2017 - 3:23 pm
COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (AP) — Retired football star Deion Sanders is partnering with the conservative Koch brothers to help fight poverty in Texas. The unlikely partnership, announced on Saturday, will raise $21 million over the next three years to fund anti-poverty programs in Dallas. Sanders...
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Players line up prior to a hockey game Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, a group of 40 mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game spanning 11 days--or 251 hours, to be exact. Their goal is to raise $1 million for cancer research and break the Guinness World Record mark of 250 hours, 3 minutes, 20 seconds set during an outdoor game in Alberta in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
June 23, 2017 - 12:15 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game...
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June 22, 2017 - 11:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game...
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June 22, 2017 - 1:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Robert Manfred, left, MLB Players Association Executive Director, Tony Clark, second from left, and Bob Kendrick, right, president of the Negro League Baseball Museum, unveil a symbolic check during ceremonies in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Major League Baseball and its players' union presented a $1 million grant to the museum to help with operating costs, expansion plans and educational opportunities. (Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star via AP)
June 21, 2017 - 2:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When it was founded in a one-room office nearly three decades ago, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum set out to preserve an important yet quickly fading era of America's pastime. The days of Pop Lloyd and Judy Johnson, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige. Its mission has evolved...
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June 21, 2017 - 12:41 pm
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A couple has gotten back nearly $100,000 they mistakenly donated to Goodwill Industries in Ohio The (Zanesville) Times Recorder reports ( http://ohne.ws/2rQhMrB ) two Goodwill employees in Zanesville initially thought it was play money or counterfeit cash after finding $97,...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, Sue Bird leads the Seattle Storm out for a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx, in Seattle. The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. “The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in,” said Sue Bird. “It's fun and great for the fans and players. Everyone enjoys it.” (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
June 21, 2017 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest to the All-Star Game. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game, the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. "The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in...
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