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News and Events | 18 June 2012 | Philanthropy, Health, and Community

June 18, 2012

On Philanthropy

Yes, Wall Street Can Reach Out: An inspiring article about people making a difference basically because they decided it was important. Hats off to Drexel Hamilton!

75% of Young Adults Gave to Charity Last Year, Study Finds: Contrary to the belief that people in their 20’s and 30’s are unlikely to donate, a recent study has found that they are not only willing to give money on a regular basis, but charitably motivated by the same things as their older peers.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Gives $60-Million to Financial Literacy: PricewaterhouseCoopers is giving $60 million over the course of 5 years, as well as donating over 1 million worth of staff volunteer hours, all towards the goal of financial literacy.

Big Companies Slowly Increase Their Charitable Giving: America’s big corporations are currently giving at their highest level since the downturn in 2007, and most current research has found that corporate donations have become more focused towards the company’s own field of expertise.

Health and Community Involvement

Building a Future for Women and Children: The 2012 Countdown Report: The 2012 Report, Building a Future for Women and Children, highlights country progress—and obstacles to progress—towards achieving Millennium Development Goals in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. It focuses, like previous Countdown reports, on evidence-based solutions—health interventions proven to save lives—and on the health systems, policies, financing and broader contextual factors that affect the equitable delivery of these interventions to women and children. Country profiles for 75 Countdown countries were published together with the report.

Twitter Can Track Disease — Can It Predict Outbreaks?: A new company—Sickweather—is looking to use Twitter, Facebook, and other formes of social media to depict and hopefully predict the spread of different diseases.

From the Center

If you missed last week’s link round up, you can still catch it here.

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