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When Should Charities Throw In Together?

FOR some well-heeled donors, venturing out on their own to start a family foundation or serving on the board of a public charity is appealing. But sometimes, merging individual charitable organizations can have a greater impact on the people served.

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Keep track of old family recipes to make holidays special

Amy Alessio has fond memories of dishes her grandmothers used to make. One grandmother was Irish and the other was Italian and each had their signature dishes. However, memories are the only things Alessio has since her grandmothers did not write down the recipes. When Alessio, 45, started cooking...

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Vital Insurance Agency and the Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project Expand Charity Event Benefitting Immigrants in Chicago

Vital Insurance Agency, a locally owned insurance and financial planning consultancy that serves residential and business clients in the northern Illinois region, is broadening a joint charity initiative in conjunction with the Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project aimed at supporting Chicago area immigrants

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A captivating runway show featuring local celebrities and women wearing the hottest trends for fall 2016 set the tone for the much-anticipated Day on the Terrace at the Peninsula Hotel. The all-women philanthropy raised funds for their various projects serving children, family services, education, and the arts. After the fashion show, the more than 350 guests sat down for lunch and to enjoy the perfect day.

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Upon reading news that his foundation recently gave $1.5 million to the Stockbridge, MA-based Norman Rockwell Museum, I wondered if George Lucas had a minor epiphany. Maybe he figured it's much easier to cut a check than deal with the legal, logistical, and quasi-imperial entanglements involved with building a museum from scratch.