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Special Olympics falls short of Polar Bear Plunge goal

When Special Olympics in Maryland canceled Saturday's plunge into the Chesapeake Bay, it had not met its $2.5 million fundraising goal.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 12:40pm EST

Tags: Polar Bear Plunge, Kate Ryan, special olympics, Sandy Point State Park

Wealthy donors give big in 2013

The big gifts in and philanthropy rose last year, especially among the wealthiest individual donors.

Wednesday - 01/01/2014, 06:58am EST

Tags: Megan CLoherty, Frank McCourt, Georgetown University

Choosing a charity is all in the details

Mailboxes, real and virtual, are full to the brim with pitches from non-profits explaining all the good that could be done - but there are only hours left to act.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 04:59am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, guidestar, donate

Report: Americans most charitable in the world

They're brushed off as being "the 1 percent," but the most wealthy Americans are also the most charitable on the planet.

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 06:54am EST

Tags: Joan Jones, politico,

Choir 's IDs, credit cards stolen while performing charity concert

It was supposed to be a positive night, meant to raising money for the homeless charity Thrive D.C., but as a area choir performed its Christmas concert, someone was stealing from the singers.

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 09:50am EST

Tags: Thomas Circle Singers, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Thrive D.C., theft, police, Megan CLoherty, homeless, identity theft, Christmas

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Big donations pour in after Salvation Army theft

After a major theft at the Salvation Army, donors are coming forward, offering tens of thousands of dollars.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 12:56pm EST

Tags: Salvation Army, donations, Nick Iannelli

Bells ring, but red kettles slightly emptier this season

Donations to the Salvation Army are down so far this holiday season, when the majority of the non-profit's funds are generated through the red kettle campaign.

Saturday - 11/30/2013, 09:59am EST

Tags: red kettle, Salvation Army, donations, mike murillo

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Greater DC Cares dissolves after declaring bankruptcy

Greater DC Cares, an organization that connected some 40,000 Washington area volunteers with more than 700 nonprofits, has shut its doors for lack of funding.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 12:11am EDT

Tags: Greater DC Cares, volunteer

Boy's birthday request leads to hundreds of shoes for the needy

An unusual birthday present request from a little boy in Manassas helped poor families in Guatemala.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 02:03pm EDT

Tags: Tey Barbour, Michelle Martin, Hank Silverberg, soles4souls, Manassas, shoe donation,

Charity auctions off lavish experiences with Beyonce, Bill Clinton

Imagine touring with Beyonce, interning at Vogue or spending the day with President Clinton. Now imagine you can do all that and help a charity at the same time.

Sunday - 06/23/2013, 07:20am EDT

Tags: Charitybuzz, Randi Martin, auction, nonprofit

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