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Philanthropy

Technology Business Leaders Address Salesforce Conference

Salesforce.com CEO Urges Tech Firms To Give More As Company Marks 15 Years

Thousands crowded San Francisco’s waterfront on Friday, as Salesforce.com celebrated its 15th anniversary. Behind the celebration is a serious goal: fighting poverty.

03/07/2014

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Most Generous American Philanthropists In 2013

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013.

02/10/2014

Gotham City News broadcast of Batkid saving Gotham City on November 15, 2013. (CBS)

Philanthropists Pay Bill For SF ‘Batkid’ Fantasy

Philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman are picking up the city’s $105,000 tab for allowing Miles Scott to play the role of ‘Batkid’ in an elaborate, Make-A-Wish fantasy last year.

01/19/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (center) speaks at a rally promoting the city's bid to host the Super Bowl in 2016. (CBS)

KCBS In Depth: How The Bay Area Landed Super Bowl 50

In 2016, the NFL celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl and because of the Bay Area Super Bowl Committee’s efforts, that celebration will be happening here in the Bay Area.

06/10/2013

'Train' Frontman Signs New Line of Ghirardelli Chocolate For Good Cause

‘Train’ Frontman Signs New Line of Ghirardelli Chocolate For Good Cause

Pat Monahan of the Grammy Award-winning & local band ‘Train’ signed a new line of chocolate bars named after their hit single “Save Me San Francisco” at Ghirardelli Square…

11/15/2012

Teen Magician Daniel Rosenthal performs magic in hospitals. (Diller Teen Initiatives)

Community Corner: Bay Area Teen Magician Receives Philanthropy Award

A local Bay Area philanthropist has presented five California teens with $36,000 each to help further their vision to repair the world.

08/25/2012

Samuel P Taylor State Park

Marin Park Slated For Closure Taps Into Local Businesses, Public For Help

It might be a last-ditch effort, but movers-and-shakers in Marin County believe they can prevent Samuel P. Taylor State Park in San Geronimo from closing.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/09/2011

Santa Claus Railroad at Christmas in the Park (www.christmasinthepark.com)

San Jose’s Christmas In The Park Endangered By Funding Cuts

With 450,000 visitors every year at San Jose’s Christmas in the Park, the seasonal spectacle of trees and lights is one of the most popular events downtown.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/22/2010

Richard Goldman. (UC Berkeley)

San Francisco Philanthropist Richard Goldman Dies At 90

Richard Goldman, a San Francisco philanthropist who created the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize to reward grass roots activism around the world, has died. He was 90.

CBS San Francisco–11/29/2010

Residents wear masks to protect themselves on the street on October 25, 2010 in St. Marc, Haiti. (Sophia Paris/MINUSTAH/Getty Images)

Humanitarians Honored In San Francisco For Global Charity Work

Even as they were honored in San Francisco, at least one honoree’s thoughts were elsewhere – in particular, Haiti, which struggled to cope with a deadly outbreak of cholera.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/26/2010