December 11, 2009, Chronicle of Philanthropy - David Gelbaum, a former hedge-fund manager who has made large donations anonymously, confirmed that over the past five years he has given a total of nearly $388-million to three organizations.
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November 18, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Michael R. Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, has pledged $125-milion for an international program aimed at reducing and preventing deaths and injuries from automobile crashes. The five-year program will benefit 10 low- and middle-income countries with large numbers of deaths resulting from traffic crashes.
November 4, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Two anonymous donors have pledged large gifts to Amherst College, in Massachusetts. One of the anonymous donors pledged $100-million and the other pledged $25-million, the college announced this morning. Both donors are graduates of the college, but neither wanted the college to disclose their names.
September 24, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy - The businessman Raymond A. Rich has bequeathed a 60-acre estate valued at approximately $75-million to Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., along with a $10-million cash gift. Mr. Rich, who lived primarily in Boca Raton, Fla., died in June at 97.
May 19, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — In a quiet meeting closed to the news media and the public, Bill Gates, David Rockefeller Sr., Oprah Winfrey, and other leading philanthropists met in New York this month to discuss ways to promote efforts to solve growing social problems in America and abroad.