Billionaire Robert F. Smith made a big splash when he told Morehouse grads he would pay off their student debt. Yet his generosity adheres to a long African American tradition.
Overall, the growth in giving to public higher ed institutions isn't compensating for a reduction in funding by the states.
It may be easier to give money away when you budget for it.
Could these extra hands do more for the nonprofits they assist?
A recent gift by billionaire Robert Smith to pay off the student loans of 2019 graduates of Morehouse points to the potential of America's black elite to pay off all black students' college loans.
Although far fewer Americans took the charitable deduction on their tax returns, giving stayed fairly steady, according to the annual Giving USA report.
Young children should be given a bigger role in deciding which charities their schools and families support.
Melbourne and Sydney are members of 100 Resilient CIties, which the Rockefeller Foundation has said it will no longer fund. So what has the global network achieved? And what can we learn from this?
As the debate over what ails philanthropy heats up, the questions are going beyond whether massive charitable donations help or hurt society.
Some, like Melinda Gates and Priscilla Chan, became affluent through marriage. Others, like Oprah Winfrey, earned fortunes on their own.
Those who don't give often face less media scrutiny.
Congress can fix this by updating the tax code.
It's not necessarily because of Islamophobia.
Australia is about to witness the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in our history, but giving through bequests in wills is currently low.
The White House proposed these cuts for three years in a row. That clashes with longstanding bipartisan leadership regarding rights for all people with disabilities.
Charity law is quite strict when it comes to giving back donations that have already been made.
There are limits to what charities can do now about past donors who are accused of morally reprehensible behavior.
New systems with stricter rules would make it easier to hold colleges and universities accountable on behalf of the taxpayers who support them.
There is no system in place to detect charitable fraud on the scale allegedly committed by a counseling company and its sham nonprofit.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to get schools to adopt a "high-quality" curriculum. But the effort will constrain teachers and stifle creativity, an education scholar argues.