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Lawmakers tied to corporate gifts to university endowments

University endowments financed in part by corporations with business before Congress have honored nearly a dozen former or current lawmakers, The New York Times reported Aug. 5 (see university endowments story).

Islamic charities win public support for flood relief

Hard-line Islamic charities are responding efficiently to flooding in Pakistan, earning support among a public angered by the government’s slow and chaotic response, The New York Times reported Aug. 6 (see Islamic charities story).

Bloomberg gave to charity that backed his fight to overturn term limits

A charity that testified in support of efforts by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to overturn term limits so he could seek a third term regularly received millions of dollars from Bloomberg, including at least $10 million after City Council hearings on terms limits, The New York Times reported Aug. 6 (see Bloomberg charity story).

Met Opera could receive unusual windfall

The Metropolitan Opera could get a windfall under the unusual terms of a multi-million-dollar gift to the Washington National Opera’s endowment, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 7 (see Met Opera story).

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