October 16, 2009, The Washington Post -- The role of Washington as a hotbed for musical theater advanced solidly Thursday when the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced it had received a $5 million gift for that express purpose.
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October 15, 2009, The Washington Post -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Thursday that it is giving $10 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
September 20, 2009, The Washington Post — Anne Garcia tried to read aloud a letter of thanks from a woman who had been saved from an abusive husband, but she kept having to stop, mouth trembling. Other staff members at WEAVE, a D.C. nonprofit organization that has provided legal and emotional help to tens of thousands of victims of domestic violence over the past 13 years, stifled sobs.
September 18, 2009, The Washington Post — A federal appeals court has struck down regulations that strictly limited how nonprofit groups raise and spend money for political campaigns.
September 16, 2009, The Washington Post — In one of the largest philanthropic donations ever made to a U.S. pediatric hospital, Children's National Medical Center will receive $150 million from the government of Abu Dhabi -- a gift that the hospital hopes to use to dramatically change pediatric surgery.
September 5, 2009, The Washington Post — With the country beset by recession, layoffs and mortgage woes, officials at Washington public radio station WAMU-FM have been understandably nervous about their on-air fundraisers over the past year. As each pledge drive approached, the same question loomed: Would listeners continue to heed the station's plea for dollars?
CHICAGO, August 8, 2009, The Washington Post — Vehicles already were lined up for one of the weekly auto auctions benefiting Texans Can, a charity that helps at-risk teenagers and their families, when prospective donors started to call, saying they had changed their minds.