Obama talks about economy, philanthropy with Buffett, Gates
President Barack Obama met with Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates at the White House to talk about the economy and the billionaires’ philanthropic work, Bloomberg reported Dec. 15 (see Obama meets philanthropists story).
New breed of ‘aspirational’ givers emerges
A surge in middle-class wealth through entrepreneurship, along with greater access to charitable-giving vehicles, has spurred a new breed of “aspirational” givers, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 13 (see aspirational giving story).
Donors can look at charity watchdog groups before deciding to give
Donors wanting to look at the ethics and effectiveness of charities before deciding whether to make a donation can visit a range of watchdog groups that track charitable organizations, CNBC reported Dec. 9 (see charity watchdogs story).