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).