April 12, 2001 |
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.
September 16, 1989 |
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...
September 1, 1991 |
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.
December 22, 1988 |
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.
December 23, 1990 |
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.
August 26, 1988 |
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.
December 1, 2004 |
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.
November 8, 1988 |
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.
February 21, 1995 |
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.
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.