Charity

Runners in the San Francisco Marathon. (CBS)

Berkeley Woman, San Anselmo Man Win San Francisco Marathon

A Berkeley woman Sunday won the women’s division of The San Francisco Marathon for the third consecutive time, race officials said.

07/26/2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger (credit: Raphael Dias/Getty Images)

Arnold Schwarzenegger Pranks Fans As Wax Terminator At Madame Tussauds

To create awareness for his youth empowerment charity, the former governor played a gag on visitors to Madame Tussauds…

06/18/2015

The 2015 Gumball3000 checkpoint in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza. (Photo: Gregg Rosenblum)

Gumball 3000 Rally Roars Into San Francisco

High-priced supercars and celebrities roared into San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza Wednesday night.

05/27/2015

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

Mardi Gras (credit: Thinkstock)

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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