Also, a higher-education expert examines how massive fundraising campaigns have reshaped the job of college president, and Michael Bloomberg announces an international forum not unlike the defunct Clinton Global Initiative.
The Rice 360Â° Institute for Global Health is up for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change prize for its work developing neonatal-care equipment tough enough to withstand harsh conditions in African hospitals.
The American Cancer Society and two other major nonprofits say they will relocate events scheduled for President Trump’s Florida estate. Meanwhile, the ACLU tempers its support for extremist groups’ right to rally, and a Murdoch blasts the president’s response to Charlottesville.
Shamina Singh, president of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, talks about the how the credit-card company is deploying technology, data, and its trusted brand to open up economic opportunities for people locked out of the financial system.
Also, Apple donates $2 million to groups combating racist extremism as CEO Tim Cook condemns President Trump’s Charlottesville response, and Facebook rolls out a tool to make those ubiquitous birthday reminders more charity-minded.
Bill Gates announced the “Mosquito War” bed-net campaign a day after federal filings revealed his huge stock donation to his charity. Also, the MacArthur Foundation funds efforts to promote diversity in documentary filmmaking, and the Rockefeller Foundation backs bonds to help cities deal with fierce storms.
Mainstream online-fundraising firms say hosting campaigns to raise legal-defense funds for James Fields would violate their policies on hate speech. Also, humanitarian groups suspend Mediterranean migrant-rescue missions, fearing clashes with Libya’s beefed-up Coast Guard.
Activists normally allied with the civil-liberties group blasted its legal defense of the free-speech rights of white supremacists who rallied in the Virginia city. Also, Microsoft billionaire Steve Ballmer establishes a philanthropic beachhead in his native Detroit.
The sixth in a series of conversations with semifinalists in the MacArthur Foundationâs 100&Change contest covers the Carter Centerâs efforts to wipe out the parasitic infection in Nigeria.
Also, the Cleveland Clinic stands by plans to hold its winter gala at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, and stolen emails reveal a Persian Gulf state’s $20 million donation to an influential foreign-policy think tank.