Items tagged with Philanthropy

It's easy to be cynical in this business when you see millions and even billions of dollars exchanging hands, and Mark Zuckerberg has certainly received his fair share of criticism. In the grand scheme of things, is Facebook really worth over $60 billion, as its market capitalization suggests? Probably not, but let's not overlook the fact that charities benefit from these massive companies as well. Bill Gates is a big philanthropist, and despite what you may think of him from the way he was portrayed in The Social Network, so is Mr. Zuckerberg. There's no punchline, but there is respect for Mark and his wife Priscilla, who just donated 18 million Facebook shares to the Silicon Valley Community... Read more...
Help U.S. Troops Abroad Call Home for the Holidays With Cell Phones for Soldiers NORWELL, Mass., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Phones for Soldiers wants to provide free calling cards to all U.S. troops serving overseas this holiday season. To help realize that goal, the organization is launching a new online community that connects individual Americans with members of our Armed Forces. At https://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/, families and friends of military members can post images and stories of troops stationed abroad. Americans can search the database, and give the service member of their choice an hour of time to call home with just the click of a mouse."We hope the faces and stories of the... Read more...