Philanthropic foundations

The black-tie Apollo Celebration Gala is held under a Saturn V rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The event kicked off a yearlong celebration of the upcoming 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing, and featured a panel discussion by astronauts, an awards ceremony and an auction of space memorabilia. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
July 22, 2018 - 4:21 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction. No...
Read More
Former Johnson Space Center Director Gerry Griffin, left, a flight director for all of the crewed Apollo missions, sits next to Apollo astronauts Harrison Schmitt, Rusty Schweickart, Walt Cunningham and Tom Stafford, from second from left, during a panel discussion at the Apollo Celebration Gala at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, July 21, 2018. The event kicked off a yearlong celebration of the upcoming 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
July 22, 2018 - 4:21 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction. The...
Read More
In this Friday, July 13, 2018 photo, Animo Westside Charter Middle School is seen during a summer session to introduce new students to the school they will attend in the fall, in the Playa Del Rey area of Los Angeles. Animo is one of many schools to benefit from donations by billionaires that are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 16, 2018 - 5:56 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his...
Read More
Honor Guard members stand over the casket of former Iowa Gov. Robert Ray during a memorial service, Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 13, 2018 - 12:53 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa residents remembering the legacy of former Gov. Robert D. Ray are reflecting on the difference between his administration and today's politics. Ray will be eulogized Friday during a funeral in Des Moines. The Republican governor is known for being a centrist who put...
Read More
FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, talks to the media after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The Seattle region is home to the two richest men in America, but while Amazon's Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Gates is largely admired for helping lead the computing revolution and for the billions he donates through his philanthropy. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
June 30, 2018 - 5:58 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle region is home to America's two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras for the city. While Amazon's Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Bill Gates is largely admired for helping lead the...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Brendon Urie arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Panic! At the Disco’s Urie is launching a human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. The rock singer says Thursday, June 28, 2018, that the nonprofit will support “communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 28, 2018 - 12:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie is launching a human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. The rock singer said Thursday that the nonprofit will support "communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and...
Read More
A transport officer, right, helps immigrants Dilma Araceley Riveria Hernandez, and her son, Anderson Alvarado, 2, get off the bus after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 6:20 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A group of mothers and fathers who were separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border broke down in tears as they talked about the uncertainties of being...
Read More
Immigrant families line up to enter the central bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 24, 2018 - 9:08 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas charitable organization says 32 immigrant parents separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border were freed into its care Sunday, but they don't know where their kids are or when they might see them again despite government assurances that family...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015 file photo, designer Jason Wu acknowledges audience applause after his Fall 2015 collection was modeled during Fashion Week, in New York. The packaging for his namesake eau de parfum was nominated for a Fragrance Foundation Award. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scents often bring on memories and Jason Wu packed a personal one into his first fragrance, that of jasmine. But finding just the right raw ingredients was a process. The designer told The Associated Press at the Fragrance Foundation Awards, where the packaging for his namesake eau...
Read More
Zephyr Teachout points to Trump Tower while announcing her Democratic Party candidacy for the New York State Attorney General, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York. Teachout faces several candidates in the attorney general race, including New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. James won the endorsement of state Democrats at their convention last month. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 05, 2018 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout launched her Democratic campaign for New York attorney general outside Trump Tower on Tuesday with a promise to crack down on potential conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump's sprawling business empire. Teachout said she would use the...
Read More

Pages