Philanthropy (page 8)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a nonprofit Raleigh restaurant that works to help homeless women gain self-sufficiency. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal previews 2017 N.C. legislative priority items dealing with tax reform, education, and budget stability.
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2016
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    Very highly incendiary column of the moment

    Been awhile since I’ve read anything like this. Chris McLeod heads a group called Giving Matter Inc. In a opinion piece in the Charlotte Observer titled “To Charlotte’s biggest arts donors: Your tepid giving is not enough,” she calls out Charlotte’s biggest arts patrons and demands that they give…
    Michael Lowrey, May 19, 2016
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    The importance of private charity

    The latest issue of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis features Karl Zinsmeister of the Philanthropy Roundtable and his assessment of the value of private charity. [P]hilanthropy in the United States is not just a story—or even primarily a story—about wealthy people or big foundations. Only 14…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2016
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    College dropout: Go to college

    College dropout Bill Gates says: Help Wanted: 11 million college grads To his credit, Gates does address the fact that he was a college dropout.  He writes, That’s an achievement we should all celebrate. Although I dropped out of college and got lucky pursuing a career in software, getting…
    Terry Stoops, June 4, 2015
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    Cato’s Tanner focuses on alternatives to government handouts

    Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute devotes his latest National Review Online column to the need for more private charity, not welfare. In every city around this country, private charities, some faith-based, some secular, are successfully helping the poor and disadvantaged. And they are…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2014
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    How to address the “troubling future” of NC’s children

    In response to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report, The KIDS COUNT Data Book, News & Observer editors write, These findings, released this week and reported by WRAL, should disturb all North Carolinians. The report should bother the state’s leaders, Gov. Pat McCrory and those who run the General Assembly.
    Terry Stoops, July 24, 2014
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    It takes a high level of education to train yourself to miss the screamingly obvious

    You might be a ‘progressive’ if … you think the only thing worse than a poor neighborhood losing a grocery store would be a poor neighborhood gaining a Wal–Mart, a Family Dollar, or a select few other stores that excel at providing goods to the…
    Jon Sanders, April 15, 2014
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    Private Business, Community Renovation

    We free-market, limited-government folks tend to take a lot of criticism for being concerned only about business and not community.  Of course, that’s not true at all.  We love parks and community spaces and the arts.  We just think that individuals, companies, and foundations can provide those things better than…
    Julie Tisdale, January 29, 2014