Gates steps down from Microsoft

Jun 25, 2008
Bill Gates is stepping down as the head of Microsoft to devote more time to his foundation. Janet Babin looks back at his career as an industry leader, the impact he had on the tech world and the company structure he left behind.
Posted In: Charity, Entrepreneurship

Congress fears deal will derail security

Jun 6, 2008
A British hedge fund is fighting to control the board of directors of CSX, which owns 21,000 miles of train tracks in the U.S. Jeremy Hobson reports Congress is looking into the matter as an issue of national security.
Posted In: Charity, Wall Street

Feeding countries in ethanol era

Jun 3, 2008
A U.N. summit in Rome is focusing on feeding people in poor countries in the face of rising costs and biofuel. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Megan Williams about how U.N. leaders want to solve the problem.
Posted In: Charity

Aid pouring into China after quake

May 30, 2008
There are still problems and ways to help in the aftermath of this China's big quake, but aid money has been pouring in. Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai about supportive actions that have been happening over there.
Posted In: Charity

A new prize for the sciences

May 28, 2008
Norwegian-born businessman and science enthusiast Fred Kavli wanted to give something back. Thus was created the Kavli prize for nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics. Janet Babin has more.
Posted In: Charity, Science

A big push for biomedical research?

May 27, 2008
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is giving $600 million to a group of 56 scientists. Jeremy Hobson reports what this could mean for biomedical research in general, which often has to get creative to find funding.
Posted In: Charity, Health

Help, money flow into quake recovery

May 22, 2008
Rescue and rebuilding efforts from the China earthquake have prompted such a strong response from volunteers and donors in the country that many are wondering whether a new interest in private philanthropy will develop out of the tragedy. Jamila Trindle reports.
Posted In: Charity

Giving away more than just money

May 20, 2008
Some investors gather to eat and talk about growing their investments. A giving circle gathers to discuss who should get money being given away. Heidi Pickman reports from one circle in Palo Alto, California.
Posted In: Charity

A low life for high ratings

May 15, 2008
Riding the trend of feel-good reality TV shows, Fox is set to unveil a riches-to-rags story. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more on the "Secret Millionaire" who must find a worthy beneficiary while living amongst the needy.
Posted In: Charity, Entertainment

Fight homelessness, feed the meter

May 14, 2008
In a novel approach to fighting homelessness, San Francisco will install 10 old parking meters in heavily panhandled neighborhoods and use the money deposited for charities. Sean Cole reports on a similar program in Montreal.
Posted In: Canada, Charity