No matter the size of a donation, when someone gives money to charity, they have some level of confidence that it will be used for a specific purpose. And that expectation only grows with the size of the gift, particularly if there’s a donor agreement in place. The book, Abusing Donor Intent: The Robertson Family’s Epic Lawsuit Against Princeton University, was written by Doug White, director for the Master of Science in Fundraising Management program at Columbia University. In it, he digs into a high-profile case where the donors accused the university of misusing their charitable gift. We asked the author about the case, its implications, and steps donors should take before giving their hard-earned funds—no matter how noble the cause.
Since 2007, more than 200 post-9/11 veterans have been awarded fellowships to better themselves and their communities through St. Louis-based nonprofit The Mission Continues.
I don't know this for sure, but I doubt the purpose of T'ai Chi Ch'uan is to fill the pupil with deafening, blood-boiling rage. I must have done it wrong.
RONALD NORWOOD and BRIDGET HOY have been appointed as chairman and vice chair, respectively, of Lewis Rice Fingersh’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Pinnacle Entertainment has appointed WARD SHAW as VP and GM of River City Casino & Hotel. Shaw most recently worked as GM of Tropicana Evansville in Indiana.
From innovative education and world-class restaurants to one-of-a-kind gift shops, St. Louis is home to a broad range of successful companies. Ladue News congratulates all of the businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries, and wishes them many, many more.
Every year, LN salutes local nonprofits commemorating milestone anniversaries. Whether distributing and planting trees, providing a safe home for children in need or supporting those touched by cancer, these organizations continue to make a difference in St. Louis. To celebrate, we’ve shared a few of their histories and goals for the future.
Join Ladue News this holiday season in bringing hope and joy to others. LN’s Holiday Wish List Drive will collect items for Food Outreach, which provides nutritious meals and nutrition counseling to St. Louisans living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.
Polsinelli senior partner DOREEN DODSON has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. The commission directs the association’s efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees in the United States.
Customers and employees of On the Run honored baseball legend Jackie Robinson at Busch Stadium with a check for $53,000 to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The St. Louis Cardinals, On the Run and Anheuser-Busch joined forces to raise money for the national, not-for-profit organization, which offers college scholarships and support programs for disadvantaged students of color. Pictured: Representatives of On the Run present the $53,000 check.
BUTLER’S PANTRY treated 14-year-old Alexis to a baker’s dream day through the Make-A-Wish program. Alexis, who has been battling neuromyelitis optica, was greeted by a cheering crowd as she arrived by limousine. Not only was the teen able to spend the day in a professional kitchen, she was the star of a lunch for herself and her guests. Additional surprises to complete Alexis’ celebration included a designer cake, floral arrangements, an embroidered chef’s coat and professional kitchen supplies. Pictured: Alexis with Butler's Pantry professionals.
Imagine this: You’re in a room, exhausted and surrounded by people who won’t stop screaming. You can try to hold conversation, but it’s often a futile attempt. When the shrieks subside, it’s time to act as personal chef, chauffeur or nurse before the howling commences again. This chill-inducing scene isn’t straight from a horror blockbuster—it’s a very possible, isolating reality for stay-at-home moms. The International MOMS Club, with its new suburban St. Louis chapter, is here to end the seclusion.
Piccione Pastry has a sweet new deal for area nonprofits. The late-night Italian bakery shop, which opened in the Delmar Loop this April, is serving up Pastries With a Purpose.
William Thompson enjoys gazing out his window. His view differs from most, however, as when he looks out, he stares upon a pasture of retired horses saved from slaughter and offered sanctuary at Fieldstone Farm Foundation.
Let’s begin with one of the biggest myths about arthritis: There are two kinds—osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Wrong!
It’s been announced that the Fox Theatre will undergo a massive ceiling restoration—the biggest undertaking since its original 1981 restoration.
Creating good by giving back is a gift to yourself, local financial advisers say. But before making a major donation to support your favorite cause, heed the following pieces of advice to avoid scams, maximize that gift and leave a lasting legacy of philanthropy.
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CITY ACADEMY received a $1 million gift from the Crawford Taylor Foundation for endowment. The gift supports the school’s efforts to offer an expanded Early Childhood Program. With the help of this grant, plans to expand to a total of 175 students by 2014 are in place. Pictured: D’Niya Ammons, Chantell Johnson and Chontell Johnson of City Academy's new Early Childhood Program.
The secret of Best Transportation’s success is out: In the past 10 years, sisters and company co-owners have built Best into the largest limousine/party bus/shuttle service company in St. Louis.
Mention a transatlantic cruise and thoughts come to mind of Champagne and caviar, white-gloved service and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
For many, the holidays mean big family dinners with tables full of delicious food. But for others, a meal at any time is hard to come by, much less during the cold weather months when limited budgets dictate heat over turkeys.
The USO of Missouri, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization that focuses on lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families by providing a ‘touch of home’ through its facilities, a shoulder when needed and family-friendly events.
LuAnn Bott, President and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri
James Laurinaitis # 55 St. Louis Rams, the event host, LuAnn Bott, President and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri