Special Olympics

Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver Dies
August 12, 2009

BARNSTABLE, Mass., August 11, 2009, Associated Press — President John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who carried on the family's public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the mentally disabled, died early Tuesday surrounded by relatives at a Hyannis hospital. She was 88.

New Report Values America’s 100 Leading Nonprofit Brands
June 24, 2009

BOSTON, June 24, 2009 — The YMCA of the USA’s brand is worth almost $6.4 billion, making it the nation’s most valuable nonprofit brand, according to The Cone Nonprofit Power Brand 100. This first-of-its-kind research explores the unique relationship between nonprofit brand image and financial performance and revealed some organizations may be leaving millions of dollars in potential unearned revenue on the table.

Wal-Mart Donates $423 Million for Fiscal Year
April 3, 2009

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 2, 2009, Associated Press — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its charitable foundations gave $423 million in cash and in-kind gifts for the company's 2009 fiscal year, a 25 percent increase from a year ago.