The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Health http://philanthropy.com/topic/Health/243/ Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:26:48 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Foundation’s First Public-Policy Director Readies for Budget Battle]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136012/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Foundation-s-First/136012/ The Robert Wood Johnson fund has appointed a top official to educate politicians about medical research findings and help lawmakers shape policy.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Former Owner of DC Sports Team Commits $10-Million to Cardiovascular Institute]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136024/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Former-Owner-of-DC-Sports-Team/136024/ Irene Pollin, who owned the Washington Wizards with her late husband, Abe,  has promised the money to Hadassah Medical Organization.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Effort Aims to Steer Gifts to Nonprofits That Get Results]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136000/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Effort-Aims-to-Steer-Gifts-to/136000/ The Social Impact 100 Index features charities that can prove they make a difference and have a plan to grow, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Ailing Children Escape Into Make Believe With Help From Actors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135984/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Ailing-Children-Escape-Into/135984/ A theater group brings Broadway actors and dancers to the hospital rooms of chronically ill or disabled children.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Grant Maker Seeks Innovative Health Solutions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135330/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Grant-Maker-Seeks-Innovative/135330/ The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is getting attention for its effort to promote new ideas, some of them drawn from the entertainment, design, and financial worlds.

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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gifts of Medicine and Food Draw Regulators’ Scrutiny]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135042/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Gifts-of-MedicineFood/135042/ The Breast Cancer Society's meteoric rise into the top fundraising ranks shows the power of attracting noncash gifts, but the way groups value such donations has attracted tough questions from watchdogs and government officials.

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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nike Chairman and Wife Give $125-Million to Heart Institute]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134722/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nike-ChairmanWife-Give/134722/ Phil and Penelope Knight provided the money to the Oregon Health & Science University.

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:00:00 EDT