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Trump Donates Quarterly Salary to Surgeon General

August 17, 2019 |

President Trump is sticking to his pledge to collect no salary as president. The White House tells USA Today that Trump donated his second-quarter pay to the surgeon general’s office. The $ 100,000 will fund an upcoming public health advisory, though no details were provided. A White House statement took…
Newser

Wayfair donates to Red Cross after workers protest sale to migrant detention center

July 1, 2019 |

The Red Cross said it has accepted a $ 100,000 donation from online home furnishings retailer Wayfair.

Wayfair offered the donation after its employees protested its decision to sell $ 200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas.


L.A. Times – Business

Man Donates Amputated Toe to Hotel Bar

June 13, 2019 |

Nick Griffiths is understandably sad to have lost the big toe of his left foot to frostbite in an extreme winter marathon in the Yukon last year. But it’s not goodbye forever. Now recovering at home in Bolton, England, the ex-British commando has sent his amputated toe to the Downtown…
Newser

TMZ

Ariana Grande Donates ATL Concert Proceeds to Planned Parenthood

June 12, 2019 |

Ariana Grande has donated proceeds of her June 8 sold-out Atlanta concert performance to Planned Parenthood — TMZ has learned — and we’re told the org will get $ 300.000. It’s a significant move because Georgia is one of the states that…

TMZ.com

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…
Newser

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…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

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…

TMZ.com

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,…
Newser

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…
Newser

TMZ

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…

TMZ.com