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WealthEngine, Agilon Partner on Targeted Fundraising Solutions for Nonprofits, Higher Education
February 3, 2015

(Press release, Feb. 3, 2015) — WealthEngine, provider of wealth intelligence, prospect research and marketing services for nonprofits, health care, education, luxury goods and financial services, and Agilon are pleased to announce a new partnership to support clients in achieving fundraising results. Together, both companies can offer a comprehensive and cost-effective program for CRM, fundraising and donor engagement solutions.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz Challenges NFL's Nonprofit Status
February 3, 2015

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will likely find himself in the Washington hot seat if a top congressional investigator gets his way. The new chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Republican Jason Chaffetz, told CNN he will probably haul the commissioner in front of his panel to justify the league’s nonprofit status.

Chaffetz said he thinks the league, which paid Goodell $44 million in 2012, should have to pay taxes — a bill that adds up to more than $100 million over a decade.

Philadelphia Police Charge Co-Worker in Nonprofit Supervisor's Murder
February 3, 2015

Randolph Sanders was worried — his boss was on to him. He knew Kim Jones, his supervisor at Families and Schools Together, an after-school outreach program, suspected he was misappropriating money, law enforcement sources said Sunday. He knew she had scheduled a meeting for that morning with officials of the state Department of Human Services. He was worried she would report him, and he would lose his job.

Police said Sanders ambushed and shot Jones on Jan. 13 as she waited at a bus stop en route to work.

Obama Budget Again Calls for Limit to Charitable Deduction
February 3, 2015

Charity leaders expressed disappointment that President Obama once again pushed to limit the charitable deduction in the budget blueprint he sent to Congress on Monday. Part of a massive $4 trillion proposal, President Obama’s plan would limit the value of all itemized deductions, including one for charitable gifts, to 28 percent for individuals who earn more than $200,000 and couples who earn more than $250,000.

Some Charities to Refuse Money From U.S. Financier Accused in Sex Case
February 2, 2015

Some charities that have received money from U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein said they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept any future gifts from him in the wake of recent allegations he forced an underage girl to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew and other powerful men.

Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to procuring an underage girl for prostitution, has burnished his reputation as a philanthropist through a series of foundations that he says have given millions of dollars to charity.

Boston College Center for Study of Wealth and Philanthropy Will Close
February 2, 2015

For nearly a half-century, Boston College’s Center on Wealth and Philanthropy has taken an unusual approach to studying the charitable giving of the very rich, examining not just how much they give but why they do it and asking whether great wealth comes with an ethical obligation to be financially generous.

Now, as Boston is enjoying one of the most affluent periods in its history, the center is preparing to close.