Americans Donated $358 BN to Charity in 2014

Despite a volatile international stock market, Americans are continuing to generously support nonprofit organizations and programs. From GivingUSA: Americans gave an estimated $358.38 billion to charity in 2014, surpassing the peak last seen before the 2008 economic recession, according to the 60th anniversary edition of Giving USA, released today. That total slightly exceeded the benchmark year…

Mayors and Project Partners Celebrate Breathing Lights

Region Selected as Recipient of Up To $1 Million from Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

Albany/Schenectady/Troy Region Submission One of 4 National Winners; “Breathing Lights” Will Address Urban Vacancy/Neighborhood Revitalization Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Breathing Lights, the regional submission by the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy has been selected as one of four areas from across the United States to receive up to $1 million as part of the…

DeBoskey: Talking with philanthropist Bill Clinton about the power of giving

From the Denver Post, former President and current philanthropist Bill Clinton shares some of his thoughts on philanthropy, transparency in the nonprofit sector, and the role of individuals and businesses in community development: Q. After two terms as president, you could have done anything. Why did you choose philanthropy? A: After the life I’ve had,…

Thank You, Neil & Jane Golub!

Watch the video above to hear how Neil and Jane Golub have made a positive impact through philanthropy from regional and national nonprofit leaders! The C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award is presented annually in recognition of community members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and extraordinary commitment to preserving and enhancing the quality of…