The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Health http://philanthropy.com/topic/Health/243/ Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:23:10 EST <![CDATA[Leader Who Helped Livestrong Weather Scandal Prepares to Move On]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149115/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Leader-Who-Helped-Livestrong/149115/ Doug Ulman, a 14-year veteran of the group that Lance Armstrong founded, offered a steady hand after the doping scandal hurt donations.

]]>
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[U.S. Ebola Case Could Spur Stronger Response From Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/149085/ http://philanthropy.com/article/US-Ebola-Case-Could-Spur/149085/ Expert says the Texas case cited by the Centers for Disease Control may convince donors that the government needs help dealing with the virus.

]]>
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:06:34 EDT
<![CDATA[A $350-Million Gift to Harvard Is the Latest in a String of Donations for Public Health]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148887/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-350-Million-Gift-to-Harvard/148887/ The donation from Gerald and Ronnie Chan shows growing interest in finding advanced techniques to help reduce the risks that make people sick.

]]>
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[After Windfall, ALS Group Grapples With 2.4-Million Donor Dilemma]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148619/ http://philanthropy.com/article/After-Windfall-ALS-Group/148619/ The ALS Foundation is on an urgent quest to hang on to the new donors who gave because of the ice-bucket challenge.

]]>
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:34:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Hospital Fundraiser Knows Institution Inside Out to Help Donors Connect]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148263/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Hospital-Fundraiser-Knows/148263/ Grace Ko, chief fundraiser at New York University's Langone Medical Center, does all she can to match supporters with hospital experts who can heighten their interest in giving.

]]>
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Addiction Treatment Center Gets $13-Million]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147091/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Addiction-Treatment-Center/147091/ A late businessman’s foundation helps people with multiple health struggles.

]]>
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Producer Gives $10-Million to Research on Kids’ Sports Concussions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147099/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Film-Producer-Gives/147099/ Steve Tisch donated the money to UCLA’s School of Medicine.

]]>
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Many of the Biggest Donors Keep a Low Profile]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144589/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Many-of-the-Biggest-Donors/144589/ A farmer in North Dakota shocked three institutions with multimillion-dollar gifts, while a Seattle lawyer stunned the Salvation Army with a big bequest after having given the charity $20 gifts over the years.

]]>
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nike Chairman Pledges $500-Million for Cancer Research]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142099/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nike-Chairman-Pledges/142099/ Phil Knight and his wife, Penelope, gave Oregon Health and Science University two years to match his commitment.

]]>
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Donor Pushes Idea of Tying CEO Pay to Progress on a Charity’s Cause]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141739/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donor-Pushes-Idea-of-Tying-CEO/141739/ Brian Kelly, a video-game executive, is starting his crusade by focusing on diabetes charities, an illness his son has, but he wants other groups to think about the concept.

]]>
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hospital Fundraisers Need a New Pitch: Help the Nurses]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141417/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Hospital-Fundraisers-Need-a/141417/ Hospitals need to think beyond bricks-and-mortar projects to focus on building strong staffs as the demand for health care increases.

]]>
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fundraisers Worry About Losing Donors Under Health-Care Law]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141429/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fundraisers-Worry-About-Losing/141429/ Uncertainty about the effects of the Affordable Care Act is causing hospitals and free health clinics to adjust how they seek support.

]]>
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Livestrong Has Built a Powerful Lobbying Presence]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140971/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Livestrong-Has-Built-a/140971/ The charity's success in influencing health policy shows how a nonprofit can avoid crossing the line in advocacy efforts.

]]>
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Inside Livestrong’s Plan to Rebuild Donors’ Trust]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140985/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Inside-Livestrong-s-Plan-to/140985/ The organization is making personal visits to many supporters and getting employees directly involved in building a new future for the group.

]]>
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Livestrong Prunes Programs in Hopes of Future Growth]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140995/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Livestrong-Prunes-Programs-in/140995/ The loss of corporate sponsors has forced the organization to scrutinize each of its dozens of projects and jettison those that are inefficient.

]]>
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hiring New CEO Doesn’t Silence Komen Skeptics]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140215/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Hiring-New-CEO-Doesn-t/140215/ The breast-cancer charity faces questions about the role of its founder, Nancy Brinker, and her nearly $700,000 salary.

Opinion: Komen’s New CEO May Be Hobbled by a Still-Powerful FounderPremium Link

]]>
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dallas Businesswoman Pledges $50-Million to Fight Cancer]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139749/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Dallas-Businesswoman-Pledges/139749/ Lyda Hill, the granddaughter of the late oilman E.L. Hunt, supports a collaborative scientific approach at the University of Texas's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

]]>
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Helmsley Trust Places Bets on Cutting-Edge Research]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139763/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Helmsley-Trust-Places-Bets-on/139763/ A $42-million grant to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies shows that the foundation is willing to support scientists who don't know what they might yet discover.

]]>
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why $1-Billion to Aid the Chronically Ill Did Little Good]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139765/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-1-Billion-to-Aid-the/139765/ The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says it overreached by trying to pursue too many goals.

]]>
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fastest-Growing Athletic Fundraisers Focus on Loyal Donors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139307/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fastest-Growing-Athletic/139307/ Charities are finding meaningful ways to connect athletes with a cause and enlisting retailers to boost giving.

 

]]>
Sun, 19 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[AmeriCares Leader Expanded Health Care at Home and Overseas]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139017/ http://philanthropy.com/article/AmeriCares-Leader-Expanded/139017/ Curt Welling, who is stepping down as head of AmeriCares, expanded the charity's work with grass-roots groups abroad and with American clinics serving the uninsured.

]]>
Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[$160-Million Bequest Goes to Yeshiva U.’s Medical College]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138615/ http://philanthropy.com/article/160-Million-Bequest-Goes-to/138615/ Muriel Block, who inherited a real-estate fortune, earmarked some of the money for biomedical research; the rest will finance brain research and other needs.

]]>
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Organization Designs Healthier Hospitals for Patients in Poor Countries]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138305/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Organization-Designs-Healthier/138305/ MASS Design Group enlists architects to build health-care facilities in poor countries that help prevent the spread of airborne disease.

]]>
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Relieving Fundraisers of Hated Task Brings in More Gifts, Faster]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138297/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Relieving-Fundraisers-of-Hated/138297/ Virginia Mason Hospital's fundraising arm found a way to relieve fundraisers of their most hated task and then improved efficiencies.

]]>
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Big Event: a $37-Million Cycling Race]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136601/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-Big-Event-a-37-Million/136601/ The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute sought out students and young professionals to bolster donations and asked all participants to raise money from friends and family members.

]]>
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Financier Pledges $150-Million to Hospital]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136022/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Financier-Pledges-150-Million/136022/ Mount Sinai School of Medicine will be renamed after Carl Icahn's donation to support medical research.

]]>
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST