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Mark Zuckerberg Donates $500m to Charity in Areas in of Education and Health

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The 28 year-old announced on Wednesday that he has given 18m shares in Facebook to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to “look for areas in education and health to focus on”.

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The Foundation Center Launch New Website to Track Commitments of the Giving Pledge

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The Foundation Center’s “Eye on the Giving Pledge” profiles those 81 megaphilanthropists and slices some data on the donors. It finds, for example, that the biggest share of donors (35 percent) are 65 to 79 years old. Health causes are the most favored by the donors, followed
by human services and education.

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81 Billionaires are Now Committed to Giving at Least Half of Their Fortunes to Charity

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There are now 81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity, thanks to 12 new families and individuals who have signed on to Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s “Giving Pledge.”

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New Report Summarize Nonprofit Leaders Alternative Ideas to Increase Charitable Giving

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Besides suggesting that billionaires offer matching gifts, the report includes 31 other ideas for improving giving, which has been stuck at 2 percent of average household income after taxes for the past 40 years, according to “Giving USA.”

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Buffet Keeps Recruiting Billionaires to the Giving Pledge, Turning Fortunes Into Philanthropy

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The Pledge itself is radical in its simplicity. Its signers have to be billionaires. And they have to promise to give at least half of their fortune to charity during their lifetimes.

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