from Bloomberg.com: Madoff Trustee Reports $220 Million Accord With Levy Family The liquidator for Bernard Madoff’s defunct business said the family of deceased New York real estate magnate Norman F. Levy agreed to pay $220 million to settle claims over its profit from the f … [Read more...] about Foundation Spared in Clawback Suit
Archives for January 2010
from Mashable: Why We're In the Age of the Citizen Philanthropist Last week marked the entry of everyone’s favorite geek, Bill Gates, into the social media realm. The Microsoft tycoon launched a website and Twitter stream to discuss his philanthropic efforts. Though p … [Read more...] about Coming Of Age: The Citizen Philanthropist
from U.S.A. Today: Recession may be behind rising ranks of volunteers More Americans, especially women, are giving their time and energy to good causes, a new government report says. From September 2008 to September 2009, 63.4 million Americans, 26.8% of the population, … [Read more...] about Volunteering Is Up in the U.S.
from Haaretz: Some hoping new director will revert Young Judaea course to simpler times Expectations are high for the new leader of the largest gap year program in Israel, with some hoping he will reverse the expansionary path of Young Judaea Year Course's outgoing … [Read more...] about Young Judaea’s Gap Year: Changing Direction?
by Peter Weidhorn Here in the Northeast, where I live, it’s cold and snowy. I look outside and I wonder whether I will have to shovel snow or if my car will start as the temperature once again plummets below freezing. But then I look at the calendar and I’m reminded that Tu Bis … [Read more...] about Tu Bish’vat as A Promise of Hope