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Student Wins Free Year of Qdoba, Donates It

March 21, 2019 |

What to do when you win a year’s worth of free Qdoba, but you don’t eat Mexican food? In the case of one Kansas State University freshman, you use it to feed people in need. Cameron Koger tweeted after winning the “Qdoba Queso 3-point contest” at a Kansas State basketball…

South Bay couple donates $70 million to L.A. biomedical institute

February 10, 2019 |

In the months leading up to their 70th birthdays, Melanie and Richard Lundquist thought about ways to celebrate.

The South Bay couple, who have donated more than $ 200 million to education, healthcare and other initiatives in Los Angeles County, considered taking a trip. But they’re not much for…

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Kanye West Donates $150,000 to Family of Chicago Security Guard Killed By Cops

November 17, 2018 |

Kanye West was deeply moved by the story of a Chicago security guard who was murdered by the cops after he subdued a gunman … and has stepped up big time to help his family. West heard the story of Jemel Roberson — who was gunned down by police…

Ryan Murphy Donates $10M to Hospital in Son’s Honor

October 23, 2018 |

TV producer Ryan Murphy revealed Monday that his son, Ford, has been battling cancer for two years—and that he’s donating $ 10 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in tribute to the 4-year-old. Ford, a “sweet little innocent boy with a deep belly laugh and an obsession with Monster Trucks,…

Scientist Passed Over for Nobel Wins $3M, Donates It

September 7, 2018 |

Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a PhD student at Cambridge University some five decades ago when she made an astronomical discovery while reviewing data from a radio telescope: faint, repeating pulses of radio waves. These signals came to be known as pulsars, a type of neutron star described by Scientific American…


Spud Webb Dominates Blackjack Tourney, Donates $5,000 to Charity

July 12, 2018 |

Spud Webb wiped the casino floor with a bunch of sports stars in a blackjack tourney Wednesday night — but the best part … all of his winnings are going to charity.  The ex-NBA star took on guys like Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, Ron Harper…

Bill Gates Donates $100M to Fighting Alzheimer’s

November 14, 2017 |

Bill Gates has long been a philanthropist through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, donating millions to combat diseases and poverty. But the Microsoft co-founder has now decided to make a personal donation of his own. A big one. Gates says that he will be donating $ 100 million to fund…

Battered Houston Donates $20K to Give Weather Guy a Break

September 3, 2017 |

There amid the flooding, the loss, and the devastation of Hurricane Harvey was Houston meteorologist Jeff Lindner, working nonstop to give residents the latest on the storm. And rather than the more typical and cliched complaining about the weather man, a grateful populace decided to chip in to give Lindner…


The Rock Donates $25k to Houston Relief, Shades Kevin Hart

August 29, 2017 |

The Rock has stepped up to the plate in a big way, accepting Kevin Hart’s challenge and donating $ 25k to the Houston relief effort, but in the process he made a point about calling out celebs by name. Kevin donated $ 50k a few days ago and then…


Chris Paul Donates $75,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief

August 28, 2017 |

Chris Paul is putting his money where his mouth is — writing $ 75,000 in checks to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The NBA star — who was just traded to the Houston Rockets — heeded charity calls from both J.J. Watt and Kevin…