Sept. 15: Walmart, Piper, Prudential, and more

Walmart Foundation giving $3 million to members of Alliance for Equity in Higher Education to increase college success rates at institutions serving minorities.

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust giving over $1.8 million, including $1 million to help launch Educare Arizona, learning facility for at-risk young children, and separate grant for Cultural Data Project, spearheaded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, to provide online data management tool for arts and cultural groups.

Prudential Foundation announced $2 million grant to New Jersey Symphony Orchestra plus $1 million challenge pledge to support orchestra’s $32 million fundraising campaign.

BGC Partners, inter-dealer brokers, globally raised over $10 million for charity on sixth annual Charity Day held September 13.

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