Beneficiaries’ families meet anonymous donor 77 years later…

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Beneficiaries’ families meet anonymous donor 77 years later

Roughly 400 people, members of families of recipients of an anonymous donor who placed an ad in the Canton, Ohio, newspaper in December 1933, offering modest cash gifts to families in need, finally met the donor at an event in a Canton theater, The New York Times reported Nov. 7 (see anonymous donor story).

Human-services nonprofits in D.C. region hurting

After stepping up to meet rising need after the economy collapsed, a new survey says, nearly half the nonprofit human service providers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia ran a deficit last year, The Washington Post reported Nov. 8 (see nonprofits struggling story).

Powerball winner giving $5 million to charity

A former county sheriff and magistrate in West Virginia who bought a winning ticket for a $79 million Powerball in August has given $5 million to the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation after deducting nearly $14 million for taxes and pocketing $30 million, the Associated Press reported Nov. 5 (see Powerball charity story).

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