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Entries in Philanthropists (7)

Sunday
Mar232014

La chanson du bénévole | Song of the volunteer

La chanson du bénévole, Song of the volunteer, is the 2014 single from Restaurants du Cœur (known as the Restos du Cœur; "Restaurants of the Heart"), a French charitable organization that distributes food packages and hot meals to the needy.

The song features a variety of French celebrities singing as a group known as Les Enfoirés (French for "The Tossers" or "The Bastards"), and they perform annually in a charity concert. The single was written by Jean-Jacques Goldman and composed by Frédéric Château.

The organization was founded by the comedian Coluche in 1985. These annual songs by "Les Enfoirés" represent a strong tradition of French philanthropy and civil society.

Merci!

Saturday
Mar162013

Attention au Départ

The Restaurants du Cœur (known as the Restos du Cœur; "Restaurants of the Heart") is a French charitable organization that distributes food packages and hot meals to the needy.

It was founded by the comedian Coluche in 1985. These annual songs by "Les Enfoirés" represent a strong tradition of French philanthropy and civil society.

Sunday
Mar182012

Encore un autre hiver: Again another winter

The Restaurants du Cœur (far more commonly and familiarly known as the Restos du Cœur; "Restaurants of the Heart") is a French charitable organization that distributes food packages and hot meals to the needy.

It was founded by the comedian Coluche in 1985. These annual songs by "Les Enfoirés" represent a strong tradition of French philanthropy and civil society.

Thursday
Mar152012

Big Bang Gala 2012: Illuminate

Explore the tastes, sounds, and creatures of the night at the California Academy of Sciences during the Big Bang Gala, a special evening benefiting the Academy's research and education programs. The evening features Ira Flatow, NPR science correspondent and host of Talk Of The Nation: Science Friday; Dean Kamen inventor of the Segway and many other inventions; Salman Khan, founder and one-man faculty of the Khan Academy; and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google.

Big Bang Gala 2012: Party After Dark

April 19, 2012
8:30pm to midnight
For adults 21+

Tickets to the Gala are sold-out (!), but tickets are still available for Party After Dark, a post-dinner celebration featuring live music by Fitz and The Tantrums, late-night bites, and an open bar. Tickets for Party After Dark are $75 ($45 of each ticket is tax-deductible). For more information call 415.379.5411 or email events@calacademy.org.

Join me!

Wednesday
Mar072012

Giving with Game

My friends over at the One Percent Foundation are constantly coming up with good ideas. This time, they’ve found a way to mix good + games + grants.

Grant Madness 2012

Join us for FREE beer, basketball, and music on Sunday, March 11 from 1-4 PM at WIX Lounge in San Francisco.

Donors that sign up for Grant Madness (in advance or at the event) are entered into a raffle to win fun prizes courtesy of WIX Lounge, ScoutMob, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Fundly!

Friday
Dec232011

Don't Be a Hater, Be a Donater!

Joe Montana and Ashkon remind San Francisco, "Don't Hate, Donate!" 

Thursday
Nov172011

Giving 2.0

Back when I worked at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society,  I had the great honor of working with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen as her teaching and research assistant at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Department of Public Policy for her courses on Strategic Philanthropy and Philanthropy and Social Innovation.  In truth, I credit her for inspiring me to make philanthropy a central part of my professional and personal ambitions. 

Now, she's promoting her new book, Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World, which is a practical guide for philanthropists and families.  Although our backgrounds couldn't be more different (she's from extreme wealth and I'm from extreme poverty, for example), one of the things I appreciated most about working with Laura is that she can bring out the philanthropist in anyone. 

Even me.

And true to her generousity, 100% of author royalties from the sales of Giving 2.0 will be donated to innovative, high-impact nonprofits through the Giving 2.0 Grants program. Checkout this promotional video:

Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World from Giving 2.0 on Vimeo.

 

Also, be sure to watch her interview on Charlie Rose.