Entries from June 2008

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Pitt Jolie and a Cool Mil

Missourian, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie made a $1 million gift through their foundation (apparently called the Jolie-Pitt Foundation) to help kids in war-torn Iraq. The money will be distributed by the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, an initiative that was launched at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative and co-chaired by Jolie. The money […]

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

New Jersey Women’s Giving Circle Puts Up $100,000

Women United in Philanthropy, New Jersey’s first women’s giving circle has announced the availability of up to $100,000 in grant funding for Bergen County programs serving women. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2008. Leader Newspapers- Women Philanthropists announce $100,000 grant opportunity

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Couchsurfing

Read this article highlighting the pleasant trend of couch surfing, a network (a non-profit org, actually) of nice folks around the world who have a couch open to friendly road warriors. See the link below and also visit www.couchsurfing.com. Here’s their mission statement: “CouchSurfing seeks to internationally network people and places, create educational exchanges, raise […]

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Hillary: Thanks Barack

Now this is a nice deed. Barack Obama is going to help his arch democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, to repay her campaign debts by asking his top donors to put up the money for this pledge. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/06/25/Obama_asks_supporters_to_help_Clinton_pay/UPI-41011214391834/ Blogged with the Flock Browser