Showing posts from April 18, 2010

Carnegie Hall to fete Orange County developer Sergerstrom

Henry Segerstrom, developer of South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, began his big-dollar arts philanthropy in the mid-1970s, when he donated land near the shopping center as a site for South Coast Repertory, whose largest venue is the Segerstrom Stage. Since then, gifts of adjoining parcels owned by the Segerstrom family enlarged the arts district to include the Orange County Performing Arts Center and a site reserved for a new home for the Newport Beach-based Orange County Museum of Art. The district's formal name is the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and the performing arts center's two large auditoriums are the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and the 2,000-seat Rene and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The construction fund for the latter included $51 million donated by Segerstrom. clipped from Henry Segerstrom to receive arts philanthropy medal from Carnegie Hall Henry Segerstrom is about to fulfill an old punch line, but not in a way that will do any harm to…

PC guru Gates has become a world authority on philanthropy

Once was they day when the loyal followers of Bill Gates would wait for his pronouncements about the PC and software, but now he has developed purposely into a leading authority on philanthropy around the world. He and his wife, Melinda, are leading educational, medical and social improvement efforts on a variety of fronts and their Foundation is collaborating with world governments and other non-profits to effect significant change. clipped from
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates discusses philanthropy Marking his recent appearance on ‘Idol Gives Back,’ Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, accompanied by his wife Melinda, largely discussed philanthropy with the American Idol host Ryan Seacrest – focusing chiefly on the charitable endeavors of his “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.” Despite the fact that Bill Gates charitable efforts largely comprise the hardly pragmatic crap, his attempts over the ten years or so are, in fact, worthy of appreciation. The key goals …

Bill Gates returns to Stanford to lecture, not study

NPO | PHILANTHROPY iWeb | | Bill Gates is one of the most influential people in the world. He is cofounder of one of the most recognized brands in the computer industry with nearly every desk top computer using at least one software program from Microsoft. According to the Forbes magazine, Bill Gates is the richest man in the world and has held the number one position for many years.

Gates was born and grew up in Seattle, Washington USA. His father, William H. Gates II was a Seattle attorney and his mother, Mary Maxwell Gates was a school teacher and chairperson of the United Way charity. Gates and his two sisters had a comfortable upbringing, with Gates being able to attend the exclusive secondary "Lakeside School".

Bill Gates started studying at Harvard University in 1973 where he spent time with Paul Allen. Gates and Allen worked on a version of the programming language BASIC, that was the basis for the MITS Altair (the first microcomputer available). …

@CLIP | Cargill heir jolts MN charity landscape with $2.1 billion

Fund-raisers and philanthropy watchers are always looking for the launch of new grant-making foundations. The charity world in Minnesota has a new grantor on the horizon, but unless your cause receives and invitation, you won’t be invited to the party. | SOURCENPO | ALTACITIES AFFINITIES: PHILANTHROPY|| Apple iWeb | BlogCatalog | Facebook | Linkedin |WordPress |BLOGGER | When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change ||Social Networking by ALTALOMAN