Ireland launches women’s fund
The president of Ireland launched a new fund that will address problems of women and girls, with an initial gift of 100,000 Irish pounds, or nearly $172,000, from the community foundation of Ireland and a goal of raising 1 million Irish pounds, or $1.72 million, Irish Times reported April 15 (see Irish women’s fund story).
British agencies begin China relief effort
British relief group have begun to coordinate emergency assistance after an earthquake in China killed hundreds of people, with thousands feared injured, BBC News reported April 14 (see China relief effort story).
Strategic, long-term giving a global trend
Giving that is strategic and aim to have a big impact over the long-term is becoming a trend among donors throughout the world, The Wall Street Journal reported April 12 (see long-term giving story).