philanthropy http://kplu.org en Secret Millionaire Leaves Massive Gift to Seattle Charities http://kplu.org/post/secret-millionaire-leaves-massive-gift-seattle-charities <p>Three Seattle-area organizations will split a massive charitable gift of $187.6 million, thanks to one generous donor. Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington School of Law and the Salvation Army call it the biggest gift given in the state this year, and the sixth largest nationwide.</p><p>The donor is Jack MacDonald, who died in September at age 98. He inherited a fortune built by his father’s MacDonald Meats company.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:59:40 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11319 at http://kplu.org Secret Millionaire Leaves Massive Gift to Seattle Charities Fighting over 'philanthropy' http://kplu.org/post/fighting-over-philanthropy <p>There appears to be a&nbsp;deep-seated intellectual boil festering at the base of our discussions around philanthropy, foreign aid and development, reports our global health blog Humanosphere.</p><p>Tom Paulson, who runs the blog, says he&rsquo;s not sure anyone really knows what they mean.</p><p>He is sure the experts on philanthropy, aid and development all think they know what they mean, &ldquo;but as a journalist assigned to cover this stuff &mdash; and asked to translate it into &ldquo;normal&rdquo; language &mdash; I&rsquo;m increasingly running into debates about fundamentals, if not outright confusion.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/06/fighting-about-the-fundamentals-of-philanthropy/">Read more</a>. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 17:13:07 +0000 Jake Ellison 1897 at http://kplu.org Fighting over 'philanthropy' Supermodel Christy Turlington on maternal health & cause celebrities http://kplu.org/post/supermodel-christy-turlington-maternal-health-cause-celebrities <p>I caught up with supermodel Christy Turlington Wednesday night as she walked from the Andra Hotel over to the Cinerama Theater for the Seattle screening of her documentary on the global problem of maternal deaths and disabilities caused in childbirth: &ldquo;<a href="http://www.everymothercounts.org/film" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; " target="_blank">No Woman No </a><a href="http://www.everymothercounts.org/film" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; " target="_blank">Cry</a>.&rdquo;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Turlington met with a number of local luminaries and experts on matters of global health, like the UW&rsquo;s Chris Murray (who minutes before closed out a major global health meeting. See Horton post below), at a VIP reception sponsored by the World Affairs Council and the Washington Global Health Alliance.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Didn&rsquo;t have much time, but I asked her two questions:</p><ul style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; list-style-type: disc; list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><li style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 30px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Is the increasingly common practice of having celebrities champion causes (like&nbsp;<a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/03/sean-penn-charlie-sheen-head-to-haiti-next-week-/1" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; " target="_blank">Charlie Sheen going to help Sean Penn&rsquo;s philanthropic work in Haiti</a>) actually a symptom of our culture&rsquo;s misplaced values?</li></ul><ul style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; list-style-type: disc; list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><li style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 30px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Does the high-profile attention given to maternal health as the&nbsp;<em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">cause célèbre</em>&nbsp;of global health send the wrong message &mdash; that the primary concern for women is their reproductive ability, as opposed to health overall?</li></ul><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">I was somewhat disappointed to discover that she was very friendly, well-spoken and gracious despite my attempt to get her to display the kind of behavior more expected of a supermodel. Here&rsquo;s an audio clip of me chasing down Christy Turlington on the streets of Seattle.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/03/christy-turlington-on-maternal-health-cause-celebrities/">Read More</a></p><p> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:08:57 +0000 Tom Paulson 1031 at http://kplu.org Supermodel Christy Turlington on maternal health & cause celebrities Puget Sound area groups stand up for Japan's disaster victims http://kplu.org/post/puget-sound-area-groups-stand-japans-disaster-victims <p>Rallies, memorials and interfaith prayer gatherings are scheduled around Puget Sound today and through the weekend, as people gather in support of the victims of last week&#39;s earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan.</p><p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:23:05 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1028 at http://kplu.org Puget Sound area groups stand up for Japan's disaster victims Head of Gates Foundation's global health program leaving http://kplu.org/post/head-gates-foundations-global-health-program-leaving <p>Dr. Tachi Yamada is leaving his position in June as head of the Gates Foundation’s <a href="http://www.gatesfoundation.org/global-health/Pages/overview.aspx" target="_blank"><u>global health program</u></a>.</p><p>That’s big news primarily because the Gates’ global health program is so big, the largest program at the world’s largest philanthropy, accounting for more than half of the $3 billion the Gates Foundation spends every year trying to make the world a better, healthier and more equitable place.</p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:20:09 +0000 Tom Paulson 792 at http://kplu.org Head of Gates Foundation's global health program leaving Next year's resolution? Make a personal giving plan http://kplu.org/post/next-years-resolution-make-personal-giving-plan <p>As 2010 comes to an end, many people are looking at a pile of requests for year-end donations.&nbsp; We know it's wise to set a budget for personal giving to worthy causes – but how much is the right amount?&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 08:04:38 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 434 at http://kplu.org Next year's resolution? Make a personal giving plan Monday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/monday-mornings-headlines-1 <P>Honoring the 'Lakewood Four', a fire erupts at a Tumwater business, and signs that donations to nonprofits may be on the rise. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:00:56 +0000 Gary Davis 226 at http://kplu.org Monday morning's headlines Update: As Haiti Cholera Outbreak Spreads, Local Relief Expanded http://kplu.org/post/update-haiti-cholera-outbreak-spreads-local-relief-expanded <p>Northwest-based relief agencies&nbsp;<a href="http://www.worldvision.org/#/home/world-vision-news/haiti-cholera-outbreak-2-1264">World Vision</a>, <a href="http://www.worldconcern.org/">World Concern</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.mercycorps.org/">MercyCorps</a> are rapidly expanding relief efforts in Haiti as a <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/10/25/haiti-cholera-water.html">cholera outbreak there spreads</a>. Dozens have been killed, and thousands are infected. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:35:26 +0000 Gary Davis 45 at http://kplu.org Update: As Haiti Cholera Outbreak Spreads, Local Relief Expanded