The Washington Post

$5 Million for the Love of Musicals
October 16, 2009

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.

Whole Foods to Food Banks
September 29, 2009

September 29, 2009, The Washington Post — The Germantown woman was loading boxes of food from the Manna food bank into a shiny sport-utility vehicle one recent afternoon when she was approached by a donor dropping off food.

Postal Museum Receives $8 Million Gift
September 25, 2009

September 23, 2009, The Washington Post — When William H. Gross was a child, his mother collected sheets of 3-cent stamps, hoping they would appreciate over time and cover her son's college tuition.

A Lifeline for Victims of Violence Needs One of Its Own
September 21, 2009

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.

Obama Cautious on Faith-Based Initiatives
September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009, The Washington Post — Candidate Barack Obama drew little attention during last year's presidential campaign when he ventured into the thorny territory of church and state.

Despite Fears, Pledge-Drive Dollars Rise at Public Stations
September 8, 2009

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?

Popular 'Clunkers' Program Hurts Some Charities
August 10, 2009

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.