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Credit-card firm offers reward points for volunteering

American Express has launched a program that gives members credit-card reward points for volunteering, The New York Times reported March 10 (see credit card story).

Billionaire philanthropists investing in India

Billionaires like Pierre Omidyar and George Soros are making millions of dollars in philanthropic investments in India in areas such as microfinance institutions, rural energy, education and property rights, The Economic Times reported March 11 (see philanthropy investors story).

University of Virginia fundraising behind schedule

The University of Virginia’s campaign to raise $3 billion by the end of next year has raised $2.1 billion and is $180 million behind schedule, The Daily Progress reported Feb. 26 (see Virginia fundraising story).

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