Philanthropy skews Forbes’ list of wealthiest
While Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helú eclipsed Bill Gates and Warren Buffett on the new Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people, the two Americans would be far richer if they did not give so much to charity, The New York Times reported March 11 (see world’s richest story).
Property taxes eyed for New York nonprofits
A high-ranking state lawmaker in New York wants to require nonprofits, from private colleges to public authorities, to pay property taxes in a move by Democrats to develop a state budget that includes relief for real estate taxes, The Times Union in Albany reported March 17 (see nonprofit tax story).
University of California Irvine fundraiser moving to Florida
Thomas Mitchell, the top fundraiser at the University of California at Irvine, resigned in the midst of a $1 billion campaign to become vice president for development and alumni affairs at the University of Florida, The Orange County Register reported March 16 (see university fundraiser story).