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Facebook founder among 16 new billionaire charity pledgers

Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old billionaire founder of social network Facebook, has agreed to give most of his wealth to charity, one of 16 billionaires new to the pledge, which now has enlisted 50 donors, including AOL co-founder Steve Case, investor Carl Icahn and former junk-bond king Michael Milken, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 9 (see billionaire pledge story).

Goldman donating $20 million

Goldman Sachs Group is donating $20 million to a network of nonprofits that provides job training and family assistance to wounded veterans, a move that increases to $212 million the total committed this year to 1,100 groups through a Goldman fund that requires partners to give some of their pay to charity, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 8 (see Goldman charity story).

Nonprofits steamed over Apple ban on iPhone charity giving

Nonprofits are up in arms over Apple for its ban on making donations on the iPhone using charity applications, the New York Times reported Dec. 8 (see iPhone giving story).

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