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April 12, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Most Americans favor President Bush's plan for directing public money to faith-based charities, but many don't support funding Muslims, Buddhists or the Nation of Islam, according to a poll released Tuesday. Seventy-five percent said they supported federal funding for religious groups, according to the poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Meanwhile, the poll found deep divisions of opinion over which groups should be eligible for federal money, and concern over the mingling of church and state.
NEWS
September 16, 1989 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The familiar words from the Gospel of Matthew hardly have the ring of advertising slogans: "When I was hungry, you gave me food; when thirsty, you gave me drink; when I was a stranger, you took me into your home; when naked, you clothed me; when I was ill, you came to my help; when in prison, you visited me. " But those words have become the basis of the publicity campaign that Oxford University Press is mounting on behalf of the Revised English...
NEWS
September 1, 1991 | By Doreen Carvajal, Inquirer Staff Writer
These are troubling times, the stark charity posters declare. These are times when a fund-raiser is about as popular as a loanshark, and the profession of begging for donations is diplomatically described as "challenging. " Times when struggling corporations that once gave generously to charities are "downsizing" - cutting expenses, laying off employees, giving less. Times when the disadvantaged people who depend on charities need more. To cope with the philanthropic doldrums, charities large and small are scrambling this year to raise money from many small-scale donors.
NEWS
December 22, 1988 | By Thomas Ferrick Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
The state Attorney General's Office has begun an investigation into Concerned Parents Inc., the group founded and run by Minnie Bolds Moore, to see whether she has violated the state law that regulates charities. Molly A. McCurdy, the deputy attorney general in charge of the charitable trusts and organizations section, confirmed yesterday that her office had sent a letter to Moore instructing her to produce detailed records of her charity's finances. "All I can say is we are aware of the situation and the matter is under investigation," said McCurdy.
NEWS
December 23, 1990 | By Kimberly J. McLarin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bucks County residents seem to be holding their wallets closer than usual this holiday season, local charity officials said last week. Officials at several nonprofit organizations said a tightening in the economy and concern about a recession had produced a decrease in the charitable donations they were seeing this year. "We have seen that (trend) in the general, overall donations coming in," said Linda Palermo, development director of Community Foundation for Human Development, which serves mentally retarded individuals.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1988 | By Sue Chastain, Inquirer Staff Writer
The audience will get the laughs, but three South Jersey charities will reap the benefits tomorrow night, when a charity comedy bowl takes place at the Ritz Theater in Oaklyn, N.J. Teams representing each of the charities - the South Jersey AIDS Alliance, the AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey and a fund for the Cooper Hospital/ University Medical Center's Children's Ward - will fight it out in improvisational competition. The audience reaction will determine the winners. Proceeds will be divided among the charities according to their winning totals.
NEWS
December 1, 2004 | By ELMER SMITH
PAUL "Earthquake" Moore has this thing about using sweat to fuel acts of love. He's not into metaphors. What we're talking about here are those salty secretions we emit when we exert ourselves. Moore has an uncanny knack for getting folks who'd rather stay dry to run up roads, bounce basketballs or otherwise induce perspiration for his good causes. People who normally wouldn't run to the curb to start their car find themselves jogging up Broad street every year for Earthquake's annual "turkey trot.
NEWS
November 8, 1988 | By Gina Boubion, Daily News Staff Writer
The letter appealed to Vincent Goffredo's charitable bent. "This letter is notification that you have won a cash prize in the CFA $5,000 Sweepstakes. " CFA stands for the Cancer Fund of America, a registered charity in Pennsylvania now under investigation by the attorney general's office, along with four other apparently associated charities, over allegations of misleading and possibly deceptive mail solicitation. Goffredo, 67, a retiree living in Mayfair, was suspicious of the letter, but also curious about how much he had won. The letter, signed by someone claiming to be a Washington attorney named Robert R. Stone, went on to congratulate Goffredo for winning, then made the pitch: "You are not obligated to make a contribution to CFA in order to claim your cash prize, but since this is a 'charity' sweepstakes, we do hope that as a cash prize winner you will wish to contribute at least $5. " The letter implied that all solicited money goes to fight cancer.
NEWS
February 21, 1995 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eleanor Bernstein Thomas McLoughlin, 85, an active supporter of educational charities, died Wednesday at her home in Lower Gwynedd. Mrs. McLoughlin was an active member of the Jeptha Abbott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Until her death, she served as treasurer of the Smith College Class of 1931. She also served from 1976 to 1981 as the special gift chairman, and was president of the Smith College Club of Philadelphia in the 1950s. Mrs. McLoughlin was also active with the Friends Select Alumni and the Germantown Friends Parents Association.
NEWS
October 13, 1995
Money is tight; jobs scarce; disposable income more limited than usual. These are hard times, but they'll get harder yet. The outlook for nonprofit organizations is bleak. Because in hard times, people contribute less. That, of course, is when more and more people need the help of social welfare agencies. Meanwhile, the new Masters of the Universe in Washington are slicing funds or passing on to the states responsibilities that used to be federal - responsibilities most states are unable or unwilling to shoulder.
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July 20, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman and Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie on Monday said Donald Trump had offered a generous donation to a charity for Hurricane Sandy victims in response to a solicitation by New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie. But reporters could not find a record of the contribution, and Christie's office later said the "governor misspoke this morning. " "Mr. Trump has given to other New Jersey charities, including the Drumthwacket Foundation," spokesman Brian Murray said in an email. Speaking at a hotel near Cleveland, host of this week's Republican National Convention, Christie described the presumptive GOP presidential nominee as "extraordinarily generous," and said that when his wife was working to raise money after Sandy, "one of her first calls was to Donald Trump.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
J. Mark Baiada could probably sell Bayada Home Health Care, the Moorestown company he founded in 1975, for at least $1 billion, but instead, Baiada and his family have decided to donate it to a charitable foundation, Baiada said Monday. "Nonprofits last longer, and I don't really need the money, so we're going to turn it over to a newly created nonprofit that's all mission-driven," Baiada said. "We're putting mission over money. " Bayada, with $1.1 billion in annual revenue, is the nation's 10th-largest home health agency, according to a report last year by Lexis-Nexis Risk Solutions.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
GreenDrop, the Bensalem-based company that converts donated clothes and household items to funding for charities, has added the American Red Cross to its recipients list, it announced Monday morning. Donors using GreenDrop's drop-off sites, typically former gas stations, can now choose among four charities to benefit. In addition to the Red Cross, they are the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the National Federation of the Blind, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia.
NEWS
June 23, 2016
The crimes Chaka Fattah was found guilty of Tuesday won't be mistaken for small-time. Money stolen to pay off illicit political debt was laundered through charities and companies. A network of aides and associates handled the details. Bribes were masked as a fictitious Porsche purchase or a sort of Fattah family child-care scholarship. And when the longtime Democratic congressman was convicted after a nine-year investigation, a monthlong trial, and three days of jury deliberations, it was as the captain of a criminal organization.
NEWS
May 25, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Among the millions of dollars in federal funding that U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah prides himself on securing for worthy causes, he has repeatedly singled out money obtained for two education nonprofits that he helped create. But witnesses Monday in the congressman's federal corruption trial testified that questions surrounded the spending of both organizations - Educational Advancement Alliance (EAA) and CORE Philly - well before they became embroiled in the case currently playing out before a jury.
SPORTS
May 19, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Officials at the Philadelphia Cricket Club didn't know what to expect when they landed two significant tournaments in as many years on which to showcase their newly restored golf course: a national championship and a PGA Tour Champions major. However, after a successful run last year with the PGA Professional National Championship, club members are eager and ready to host the Constellation Senior Players Championship, the third of five majors on the tour formerly known as the Senior PGA Tour, beginning June 9. "You take a chance on those things and it is an inconvenience and you lose your club for a few weeks," club president Michael J. Vergare said Tuesday at the event's media day. "But at the same time, people just rallied around [the Professional National Championship]
SPORTS
May 13, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
BALTIMORE - For all that Sean Doolittle has accomplished in baseball, his legacy could ultimately be his long list of humanitarian deeds. Doolittle once stuck out 23 batters in a New Jersey state championship win for Shawnee High School. He was the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball player of the year at Virginia. Then, his career seemingly stalled by injury, he made the successful - and unusual - transition from minor-league first baseman to eventual all-star relief pitcher.
NEWS
April 21, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
Patricia Stewart Walsh's life appeared to be on the same track as other Chestnut Hill debutantes': private schools, good marriage, charity events, and lots of tennis. But then she met Richard Walsh, a future spy, and her life took a turn for the adventurous. Mrs. Walsh, 88, of Lafayette Hill, died Thursday, April 7, at her home, four years after suffering a stroke. She spent most of her married life in Europe, where her husband worked for the CIA. A graduate of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, she was dating Walsh's younger brother when she caught the eye of her future husband.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Bill McDermott , globe-trotting chief executive of SAP , the business-software maker, lives on the Main Line, a hop from the Fieldhouse. He's pals with Father Peter Donohue , O.S.A, Villanova 's president: "It's our parish. Where I go to Mass. " McDermott's late grandfather, Bobby , is in the NBA Hall of Fame. His father, McDermott's old CYO coach, who "still shoots the lights out" at age 76, texted him during the final: " 'This is a masterpiece coaching job.' He knows the science of the game.
NEWS
March 8, 2016 | By Michael Matza, Staff Writer
Elizabeth Zack, a humble woman with a "why not?" attitude, calls it "just a nugget of an idea. " Yet she and the growing group she founded last summer already are refining that bit of ore into a renewable source of charity gold. Through collective giving, the fledgling 100 Women Philadelphia aims to become a transformative philanthropic force for an ever-changing array of social-advocacy nonprofits chosen by its members. Its decade-old parent association, 100+ Women Who Care, has given millions of dollars to charities through at least 100 branches nationwide and abroad, with more taking root.
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