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Pepsi slips on new social-media charity initiative

Pepsi plans to give over $20 million to charities through a contest using social media to raise money and recognition for nonprofits and causes but accidentally gave some help to the Joyful Heart Foundation, a tiny charity started by Law and Order star Mariska Hargitay, The New York Times reported Feb. 25 (see Pepsi charity story).

Donor’s family sues over hospital gift

The $60 million naming gift to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego is the focus of two lawsuits by the donor’s family in a fight over its half-billion-dollar fortune, with his nieces and nephews sayhing they did not agree to fund more than half the gift with money from the family’s conglomerate. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Feb. 26 (see hospital gift story).

Pop-Tarts in, baked goods out for NYC school fundraisers

New York city panel approved a new policy that most bake sales from student fundraisers but lets students sell premade snacks like Pop-Tarts and Doritos, The New York Times reported Feb. 25 (see schools fundraising story).

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