David McNabb, guest host of Prescott Talks, interviews Bert Hunt, who runs the Prescott Valley House of Hope 316. Bert ministers to the elderly homeless, with shelter, meals and other services.
Philanthropy has always been an important part of corporate social responsibility and many companies in Arizona are leading the way in giving back to the community. Arizona’s most philanthropic companies are recognized for their outstanding contributions towards building stronger communities and improving the quality of life for Arizonans. By supporting various causes, these companies are
It’s the season for giving. I’ll give! I’ll donate to the Doe Fund, a charity that helps ex-cons find purpose in life through work. “Work works!” they say. It does. Doe Fund graduates are less likely to go back to jail. I’ll donate to Student Sponsor Partners, which helps at-risk kids escape bad “public (government-run)”
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. The money will be used to help implement the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s strategy through 2026. The initiative is trying to end the polio virus in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last two endemic countries, the foundation
The first time I heard “free-market environmentalism,” I was pretty skeptical. My assumption about private capital was that its primary duty was to multiply, but this view demonstrated a failure to understand market potential. Markets allow people to provide capital and, so long as enough is offered, receive just about anything they’d like in return.
Americans’ purchasing power shrinks as inflation drives up food and energy prices. But it generates another insidious byproduct — a squeeze on philanthropic dollars. From the modest to the mega-donor, the power of a giver’s checkbook declines in real terms and affects the charity itself. As charities need to ramp up certain activities, they are