Entries by Matthew Roszak

18-Year-Old Gives His $40,000 Scholarship To Other Students

It’s not everyday that you see such a gift of generosity in a young person. Allan Guei, 18, decided, after winning a $40,000 scholarship, to donate all of his winnings to the 7 other students whom he competed against. Granted Geui had an easier time giving this money away after receiving another full basketball scholarship, […]

Building A Better Toilet In Africa

Bill Gates along with his very active Gates Foundation are putting over $40 million into a research program to try and create a repurposed toilet; one that can function ideally in African slum conditions. The Gates Foundation hopes that the better sanitary conditions will lead to better health by significantly reducing how much fecal matter […]

Celebrity Charity Poker

Professional poker player and philanthropist Annie Duke hosted a Poker tournament to raise funds for the spcaLA and I’m Too Young For This Cancer Foundation. Duke brought together celebrities from all over the entertainment industry including actors, dancers, movie stars, and professional poker players to play in the tournament to raise money for these charities. Celebrities and […]

UK, Bill Gates lead $4b vaccination drive

Computer mogul turned philanthropist Bill Gates is continuing his charitable efforts around the globe; this time focusing on vaccines for children to help treat pneumonia and diarrhoea.  The UK and Gates have both donated over $1 billion each along with other countries worldwide which is expected to help some $1.4 million children in poorer nations. […]

Supermodel has soft spot for wildlife

Veronica Varekova reflects on her work for African Wildlife Federation By NBC News Cause Celeb highlights a celebrity’s work on behalf of a specific cause. This week, we speak with supermodel Veronica Varekova about her work with the African Wildlife Foundation. Varekova moved to the United States from the Czech Republic at age 19 to pursue a […]

Duggars lend helping hand in Joplin

’19 Kids and Counting’ family members pitch in to help tornado-devastated Mo. town Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children, Josh, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Juston, Jackson, Johanna, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie, all have a roof over their heads. The same can’t be said for […]

US foreign aid efforts get a corporate boost

Government increasingly relying on private partners to spread American principles By Jim Gold When IBM executive Chandu Visweswariah went to Rio de Janeiro as part of a volunteer team to help city officials plan to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, he found himself immersed in a mash-up of a corporate Peace Corps […]

Drug companies drive 2010 corporate giving

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK — Drug companies helped drive an almost 18 percent increase in corporate philanthropy last year as they gave away medicine to poor Americans still struggling in a rough economy, a survey found on Thursday. The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy poll of 110 companies found they gave $13 billion in cash and products […]

GIVING IT ALL AWAY: THE SUPER RICH GET PHILANTHROPIC

Half the fun of having more money than you know what to do with is giving it away. Don’t take our word for it — just ask billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, who have pledged to leave their huge fortunes to charity (sorry, kids!). Others have opted to give back in more creative ways, […]