Founding a Charity at 6, and Walking Across the Country for It at 12
July 30, 2010

Zachary L. Bonner has walked nearly 1,950 miles from his home outside Tampa, Fla., to this spot in the desert, and he intends to walk another 500 miles or so to the Pacific Ocean, all to raise money for homeless children.

At 12 years old, he is something of a prodigy among do-gooders. This is the third and longest trek he has organized to raise money for the Little Red Wagon Foundation, the charity he started when he was 6 to help get water to people after Hurricane Charley hit Florida in 2004.

CBS 3 Hosts Alex's Lemonade Phone Bank
June 8, 2010

CBS 3 is once again takin the unusual step of breaking format on Thursday, June 11th to present a full day of fundraising for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation live from the Great Hall in the station's HD Broadcast Center.

The Alex Scott Phone Bank will air in special segments from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the broadcast day.

Gates Foundation Commits $1.5 Billion for Integrated Women’s and Children’s Health Programs
June 8, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Melinda Gates today urged global leaders to make women’s and children’s health a top priority, and announced that the Gates Foundation will invest $1.5 billion over the next five years to support maternal and child health, family planning, and nutrition programs in developing countries. “The world must come together to save women’s and children’s lives,” said Gates. “In poor countries, pregnancy and childbirth often end in tragedy. Our goal must be to build a world where every birth brings joy and hope for the future.”

AMD Foundation Awards $115,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America
May 18, 2010

AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) today announced that the AMD Foundation has awarded a $115,000 grant to BGCA to implement Club Tech: Game Tech, a digital game development program, in four new Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. AMD also will provide $60,000 to install four technology centers in these same Clubs in Washington, D.C.; Orlando, Fla.; Bellevue, Wash.; and Sunnyvale, Calif.

The grant supports AMD’s signature education initiative, AMD Changing the Game, a program that encourages teens to learn critical STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills and become more globally conscious citizens by developing digital games with social content. By the end of 2012, AMD and the BGCA plan to implement the Club Tech: Game Tech program at 14 Clubs, located primarily in AMD site communities in the United States.

ProFile: Kory Christianson
April 1, 2010

Fundraising is, by its nature, a selfless endeavor. The work is all about raising money to help others, and any good fundraiser knows the efforts are all about the donors and the missions. So when fundraisers acknowledge one of their own, it's no surprise for the honoree to credit others for his or her achievement.

Synergy Production Group Announces Hoops of Hope All-Stars Tour, the World's Largest Free Throw Festival, to Raise Money for AIDS Orphans in Africa
November 19, 2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 19, 2009 — Synergy Production Group today announced the 2010 launch of the Hoops of Hope All-Stars Tour to raise funds for projects benefiting AIDS orphans in Africa. Deemed "the world's largest free throw festival," the events will take place across 12 cities throughout the United States, beginning in April through August 2010.

Children's Hospital Celebrates its Benefactors
September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009, The Philadelphia Inquirer — Her name was Emily and she lived only three days 21 years ago, but she is the reason that Lynne and Bill Garbose gave money to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Hope Lives Here fund-raising campaign.

Children’s Aid Society’s New Chief Faces Big Challenges
September 8, 2009

September 6, 2009, The New York Times — There are a few things about Richard R. Buery Jr. that made him a novel choice to lead the Children’s Aid Society. He is 37, almost 30 years younger than the man he will replace. He is the first black person to run Children’s Aid. And he has spent much of his professional life building organizations from scratch, not taking over established ones with venerable, 150-year-old reputations.