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As Politics Creep Into Philanthropy, Beneficiaries Come Under Fire

Not so long ago, philanthropy was an area where politics were left at the door. Conservatives…

Top Kidney Charity Directed Aid to Patients at DaVita and Fresenius Clinics, Lawsuit Claims

One of the nation’s largest public charities steered financial aid to patients of its two biggest…

He Was the Face of a Bike-a-thon to Fight Cancer. He Was Also a Fake.

Erika Decker knew three things about John Looker when he reached out to her on Facebook…

‘She Always Looked Out for Us’: the Glamorous Patron of Stablehands

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — For decades, townspeople and tourists would throng the sidewalks along Broadway and…

Marylou Whitney, Social Queen of the Racing World, Dies at 93

Marylou Whitney, who fled Kansas for New York with dreams of being an actress and found…

When ‘Good Stories’ Happen for Bad Reasons

Feel-good news stories are hard to resist. And why wouldn’t they be? The rest of the…

A Billionaire’s Fall Spotlights Child Sexual Abuse in China

SHANGHAI — The detention of a billionaire Shanghai real estate developer in a case linked by…

N.R.A. Donor Directs a Revolt Against a ‘Radioactive’ Leader

NASHVILLE — Even as the National Rifle Association has been consumed by relentless and increasingly public…

Christchurch Victims Say New Zealand Has Fallen Short of Lofty Promises

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Temel Atacocugu is fed up. Forced to spend most days on the…

Google Pledges $1 Billion to Ease Bay Area Housing Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO — Google pledged $1 billion worth of land and money on Tuesday to build…

The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis

The Metropolitan Museum of Art said on Wednesday that it would stop accepting gifts from members…

Trending: When Your Vacation Happily Goes to the Dogs

A crescendo of barks greeted a vehicle that recently pulled up to the Montego Bay Animal…

Notre-Dame: A Calamity Threatening to Be Repeated Across France

PARIS — Even though it was one of France’s most iconic sites, Notre-Dame cathedral suffered years…

French Titans’ Pledges to Notre-Dame Pass €600 Million

In the aftermath of the fire at Notre-Dame, one of the great symbols of France, the…

Luxury Titans Pledge €300 Million to Notre-Dame

In the wake of the fire at Notre-Dame, one of the great symbols of France, the…