July 20, 2016 |
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.
June 29, 2016 |
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.
June 29, 2016 |
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.
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.
May 25, 2016 |
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.
May 19, 2016 |
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]
May 13, 2016 |
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.
April 21, 2016 |
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.
April 12, 2016 |
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.
March 8, 2016 |
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.