Tag: Philanthropy

Aiming to Bring Diversity to Teachers

Aiming to Bring Diversity to Teachers By David Saleh Rauf A multimillion dollar effort will fund preK-12 projects aimed at bringing more diversity to the teacher workforce at a time when schools across the country are struggling to retain and recruit educators. NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit venture philanthropy that largely supports early-stage education companies, is distributing $2.5 million to…

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Female-Focused Imprint

Gates Is Teaming Up With Flatiron Books To Launch A Female-Focused Imprint

BY LAUREN PUCKETT-POP A vocal critic of the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women and marginalized communities, philanthropist and businesswoman Melinda French Gates is making renewed efforts to combat global inequity—but, this time, with a new strategy: books. In partnership with Flatiron Books, part of the larger Macmillan Publishers company, French Gates is launching Moment of Lift Books, an imprint dedicated exclusively to nonfiction about social issues…

Melinda Gates & MacKenzie Scott are Aiding Equality Initiatives

By Madeline Hislop Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Scott have joined forces to donate $US40 million to four organisations that promote gender equality. The billionaire philanthropists donated the money as part of the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge hosted by Pivotal Ventures, the investment company of Melinda Gates. The initiative was supported by MacKenzie Scott, as well as Lynn Schusterman’s family foundation. They gave $US10…

Mackenzie Scott’s Donations Help Under-Funded Charities

By Tarla Lambert Over the past two years, billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott has been anything but shy with her cheque book when giving donations. Yesterday, she solidified her position as one of the world’s most generous people by announcing a further $2.7 billion donation to various charities deemed by Scott to be high impact, under-funded and overlooked. The figure takes Scott’s direct, no-strings…

Philanthropist, Ivy McGregor, On Longevity In Business

In business, profit is usually the primary goal, and for good reason. A company that doesn’t make money won’t last long. But over the last decade, more businesses have reached beyond the bottomline to find ways to give back to the communities they serve. From charitable foundations to eco-friendly initiatives, businesses big and small are committing to corporate social responsibility…

Melinda Gates Puts $1 Billion Toward Fixing Gender Inequality

What keeps Melinda Gates up at night? The thought that people will move on from addressing systemic gender inequality. That the groundswell surrounding #MeToo will recede. That companies will only pay lip service to fixing gender inequities at work rather than prioritizing them.  “There is too much at stake to allow that to happen. Too many people–women and men–have worked too hard to get…

How Ellen DeGeneres Is Making The World A Better Place.

Ellen DeGeneres has been conquering the hearts of millions with a lovable mix of humor and compassion. Many will know her as host of the wildly successful The Ellen Show which entertains us throughout the week with star-studded interviews, games and competitions. Her immense success can be put down to her charming, quirky character and rapidly-growing reputation as a humanitarian hero. Why…