Charity

Fashion show at the a charity luncheon for the Lincoln Child Center. (Roberta Gonzales)

Roberta Reflects On Lincoln Child Center’s Powerful Bay Area History

For the third year in a row, Roberta Gonzales emceed “The Daffodil Luncheon” — a fundraiser for the Lincoln Child Center.

05/19/2015

Marilyn and Jerry Burke. (Burke Family Collection)

East Bay Mom, Dad Honor Memory Of 16-Year-Old Daughter By Ensuring Bright Future For Others

Parents turn grief into giving, helping music in the schools, organ donation, and the poor from Oakland to Angola.

04/15/2015

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San Dimas Golf Charity Teaches Local School District California History

An educational charity makes a day on the golf course equal to a life changing history lesson for San Dimas, California students.

04/08/2015

Will Ferrell and Rickey Henderson. (Photo Credit: Major League Baseball)

John Madden: Will Ferrell ‘Lacks Respect’ By Playing In Spring Training Games

Madden said he won’t be tuning in when the actor and comedian takes the field at five Arizona Cactus League games, playing all nine positions.

03/12/2015

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What Will You Give Up For Lent? Mardi Gras Feasting Begins Ash Wednesday’s Period Of Self-Denial

It’s Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, and the night before Ash Wednesday, and while that means drinking, eating, frying up some pancakes, and maybe tossing some beads or baring your… well, let’s just say come midnight, it’s the polar opposite and time for self-reflection, spiritual focusing, and self-denial.

02/17/2015

Jan Koum, the 38-year-old founder of the messaging company WhatsApp, donated $556 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation putting him at No. 4 on the list. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Bay Area Tech Leaders Under 40 Among 2014’s Top Philanthropic Givers

Out of the top 10 most generous American philanthropists in 2014, four hail from Bay Area tech companies, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual Philanthropy 50 list.

02/10/2015

A man seeks donations for National Paradigm, a charity that claims to help veterans. (CBS)

Is Money Raised By Bay Area Charity Really Going To Help Homeless Veterans?

You may have seen them outside your local grocery store: men and women raising money for disabled and homeless veterans. An American flag and an ammo box are their trademarks.

02/04/2015

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Super Bowl 50 Already Funding Bay Area Charities, 2 Days Left To Get In On First $500,000 Grants

Super Bowl 50 next year at Levi’s Stadium may be 347 days away, but the charity fund that the organizing committee hopes will be the lasting legacy of the game is well-funded already, so much so that it’s looking for five local non-profits that will receive grants of up to half a million dollars.  The deadline to apply for this current round is Saturday, January 31st, 2015.

01/28/2015

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Gift Ideas For Do-Gooders That Want To Give Back This Holiday Season

Everyone has do-gooder on their gift list, that special someone who always thinks of others before themselves. But sometimes the rest of us…you know who you are…need a gift that will put us on the ‘nice list’ too. Either way we have the gift guide for you.

12/22/2014

An employee seals a box at an Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center.  ( David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Amazon Offers Easy Way To Donate While Finding The Best Cyber Monday Deal

Many may spend Monday scouring Amazon for the best gift deals for the holiday season, but the website also offers an easy way to help others during the giving season, and all year round.

12/01/2014

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