Christmas came early for the Oakland Zoo this year in the form of an anonymous $1 million check.
The gift of 18 million Facebook shares is valued at $498.8 million based on their closing stock price on Tuesday, when Zuckerberg, 28, made the donation. The beneficiary is the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a nonprofit that works with donors to allocate their gifts.
A report by the California Attorney General’s office finds only 51 percent of the donations collected by professional fundraisers winds up in the hands of the charity soliciting contributions.
The Oakland Athletics players have decided to donate one full playoff share to eight local and national charitable efforts, a total of $34,325.16.
With the holiday season quickly upon us, charities are getting anxious for donations from generous Bay Area residents. One way they seem to be connecting: social media.
California officials have filed a lawsuit in hopes of revealing who is behind $11 million in out-of-state contributions to defeat Proposition 30, the tax increase proposal backed by California Governor Jerry Brown.
LaTosha Hunter was the first in her family to finish college. She graduated in Accounting from Alcorn State University in Mississippi and gives a lot of credit to this week’s Jefferson Award winner: Oral Lee Brown
Four former Bay Area Gold’s Gym franchises are officially cutting ties with the body-building chain following a 2010 donation by Gold’s Texas-based parent company’s CEO to a conservative outfit unfriendly to gay rights.
An anonymous donor gave $4 million to city of San Jose to build soccer fields in Almaden Valley at the Allen at Steinbeck School.
The Star Wars and Indiana Jones creator, who lives a short distance from downtown San Anselmo, has agreed to donate a vacant building he owns in order to create a new park space. The lot sits directly north of the town’s main offices.