Philanthropy

Actress Michelle Rodriguez poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR, Cinema Against AIDS, benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 71st international Cannes film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 18, 2018 - 12:54 am
ANTIBES, France (AP) — After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to focus the spotlight on its work instead of the stain left by one of its biggest benefactors Harvey Weinstein. Sharon Stone stepped down as co-chair of this year's gala and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve applauds here team during the first half of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals against the Los Angeles Sparks in Minneapolis. The defending champion Minnesota Lynx begin the season atop The Associated Press WNBA poll. The Lynx received nine first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Thursday, May 17, 2018. ( (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
May 17, 2018 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that support women and girls. The league, which begins its 22nd season Friday, will donate $5 for each ticket purchased to select games during the season to one of six groups as part of the "Take a Seat, Take a Stand" campaign. All...
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In this Aug. 30, 2017 photo contestants attend a welcoming ceremony for the Miss America competition on the Atlantic City, N.J., Boardwalk. On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Miss America Organization announced it has installed women in the organization's three top leadership posts following an email scandal last winter involving male leaders. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
May 17, 2018 - 10:13 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization is putting women in its three top leadership positions following an email scandal in which male officials were caught making vulgar and insulting comments about past winners of the beauty pageant. The organization tells The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an AP interview in Kirkland, Wash. Gates' non-profit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans required under the 2015 law, according to an Associated Press 2018 analysis of its grants. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
May 16, 2018 - 8:01 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His non-profit, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2018 file photo, Judd Apatow arrives at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A collection of 4,000 hours of video interviews recorded over more than two decades by the Television Academy Foundation will be available for free on a website. Apatow made use of footage from a Garry Shandling interview for a documentary released this year about the late comedian. The clips were licensed from the foundation, one of the ways it generates money to preserve and expand the archive's collection. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 2:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diahann Carroll recalls a date with Marlon Brando that yielded a slap and career advice. Robert Adler tells how he co-invented the TV remote control. Walter Cronkite shares his dismay over learning that White House pressure trimmed a CBS report on Watergate. Their accounts are...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2007 file photo, Abraham Lincoln's iconic stovepipe hat is photographed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The foundation that supports the library and museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can't pay off a decade-old loan that financed items related to the 16th president. the foundation says it owes $10 million on a 2007 loan it obtained for the well-known Barry and Louise Taper Collection of Lincoln-related items including a stovepipe hat and bloodstained gloves. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)
May 11, 2018 - 1:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can't pay off a decade-old loan that financed items related to the 16th president. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation has revealed it...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Prince Albert II of Monaco waves after touring a house he recently purchased in Philadelphia. It’s the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up. Toby Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, tells NBC’s “Today” Friday, May 11, 2018, that the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home will be used by Prince Albert and his family whenever they visit Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 11, 2018 - 1:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia home where Grace Kelly grew up has been restored to its original glory. Toby Boshak, executive director of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, tells NBC's "Today" that the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home will be used occasionally by Kelly's son Prince Albert...
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In this Friday, May 4, 2018 photo Tobias Hirsch of the 'Historic City Train Driving Simulator' poses in the simulator cockpit in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 10, 2018 - 6:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Hydraulic systems jerk and pull the metal train cab back and forth as the driver pilots it along the tracks of Berlin's commuter rail system, as images of the city just after the fall of the Berlin Wall whiz by. Completed in communist East Germany in 1968, the one-of-a-kind train...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, activist Tarana Burke, founder of the MeToo movement, attends Variety's Power of Women: New York event in New York. The New York Women’s Foundation says it has raised an initial $1 million for a fund to support Burke and the movement she founded 12 years ago, with a goal of raising at least $2 million a year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 09, 2018 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tarana Burke and her MeToo movement are getting a financial boost for their work fighting sexual violence. The New York Women's Foundation says it has raised an initial $1 million for a fund to support Burke and the movement she founded 12 years ago, with a goal of raising at least...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018 file photo, Bill Gates speaks during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington. Tech moguls Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are teaming up to help develop new technologies for kids with trouble learning, which will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said Tuesday, May 8 they will begin exploring a number of education research and potential pilot projects together. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
May 08, 2018 - 7:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop new methods for kids with trouble learning — an effort that will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative intend to...
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