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SPORTS
February 27, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Listen, would you know how to best run a nonprofit foundation? I wouldn't have a clue. Ditto, it seems, with plenty of professional athletes. Of course, if you were to run a serious charity, chances are you might investigate how to best direct it and maximize its giving potential. Alas, an investigation by the Boston Globe into more than 150 Internal Revenue Service filings by 50 nonprofits operated by professional athletes showed that nearly half gave less than the accepted percentage of their income to the actual charities.
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SPORTS
September 5, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Sometimes those who give, just have to receive. It's not like Clayton Kershaw has never been awarded anything of significance before (see: 2011 National League Cy Young ), but Thursday's honor just may hold a special place for him. At a news conference at the Denver Athletic Club, Kershaw was selected as the winner of the 2013 Branch Rickey Award. Named after the former Dodgers executive who broke baseball's color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson, the Rickey is designed to honor those in baseball who contribute unselfishly to their communities and who are strong role models for young people.
SPORTS
June 24, 1989
Janet Evans, a triple gold medalist in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, will help launch the Amateur Athletic Foundation's Summer Swim '89 program at the Belvedere Community Park swimming pool Monday at 11 a.m.
OPINION
January 29, 2005
Re "Land-Use War, Malibu Style," Jan. 23: The rental of the Foundation for the Junior Blind campground to nonblind organizations is money-based. Jeremy Joe Kronsberg and his family have the right to their lifestyle, undisturbed by politically correct bureaucrats. The foundation can upgrade its existing facilities without disturbing people, steelhead trout, creeks or ancient oak trees. Susanna Hahn Malibu
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gloria Jean Gibbons, 72, who inspired her daughter Leeza to create a nonprofit organization that supports patients with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, died May 22 at the Lowman Home Nursing Center in White Rock, S.C., after a long battle with the degenerative disease. The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation was set up by the television personality in 2002, about three years after her mother's illness was diagnosed. The organization works to provide better care, education and support for those affected by the disease, which is marked by the deterioration of brain cells.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has an unofficial mayor: its longtime shoe shiner. For more than 30 years, Albert Lexie has roamed the hospital's halls, with a wide smile on his face and a tin of shoe wax in his hand. Lexie was coy about his age, but proud to point out he's spent almost every Tuesday and Thursday since 1981 at the hospital. He makes small talk, drops off small toys for the kids and offers $5 shoe shines. “He says I'm his best buddy,” Dr. Joseph Carcillo told the Los Angeles Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1987
So now we know what the San Diego Community College District Foundation does with its money. It paid state Sen. Wadie Deddeh $10,000 in honoraria last year. Perhaps that explains why district administrators "shopped" Deddeh around to the social science faculty as a potential guest speaker, hoping to justify the expense. Could there be a connection between these payments and Deddeh's endorsement of an incumbent in last fall's trustees election? No, that would be too obvious. And isn't the foundation prohibited from using funds to achieve political advantage?
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