Google giving falls far short of co-founder’s promise…

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Google giving falls far short of co-founder’s promise

Five years after Google co-founder Larry Page promised the company’s commitment to a new version of philanthropy that would change the world, those big words seem more like bluster, The New York Times reported Jan. 29 (See Google philanthropy story).

Philanthropy ‘helicoptering in’ to fix ailing public schools

Wealthy donors in Charlotte, N.C., are making a multi-million-dollar investment in an effort to turn around six public schools, The Charlotte Observer reported Jan. 30 (see schools philanthropy story).

Gates and Buffett to push for more philanthropy in India

Billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett plan this year to try to recruit business leaders in India to join their effort to encourage tycoons to give most of their wealth charity, Bloomberg reported Jan. 30 (see India philanthropy story).

Ousted Feed The Children chief settles lawsuit with charity

The fired president of Feed The Children, who was fired in November 2009 and initially sought reinstatement, has dismissed his wrongful-termination lawsuit after reaching a settlement with the Oklahoma City-based charity, The Oklahoman reported Jan. 29 (see Feed The Children story).

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