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October 26, 2009 | Randy Lewis
The direct impact of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts is as plain as the joyful faces of the special-needs school's students, many of whom watch each year from an onstage riser placed right behind the performers. Those faces were often captured by the video cameras that were otherwise trained on the stars of this year's shows, which got underway Saturday at Shoreline Amphitheatre just north of San Jose with unplugged sets by No Doubt, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jimmy Buffett, Sheryl Crow, Monsters of Folk, Fleet Foxes, Wolfmother and Gavin Rossdale.
July 20, 1989
After a contentious meeting in which City Council members clashed repeatedly with the mayor, the council adopted a policy forbidding its members from inviting city commissioners and staff members to political fund-raising events. The move was in response to Mayor Eugene F. Moses' invitation of newly appointed commissioners to a $50-a-plate dinner later this month for his 1990 reelection campaign. Councilman Harry L.
June 6, 1993
Fund raising for charitable purposes is indeed tainted by Valley Fundraisers and its clients, whose representatives made in their own words such an effective case against giving (May 17). This business and these charities clearly violate the ethical standards of the fund-raising profession--standards that have evolved through consensus of many volunteers, professional fund-raisers and government officials (who reviewed restraint-of-trade legal issues). RON BITZER North Hollywood Bitzer is chairman of the Individual Mentoring Committee of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.
It was billed as "an evening of fashion and compassion." Macy's provided the fashion and honorary chairwoman Elizabeth Taylor the most stirring plea for caring. Macy's and the American Express Card Passport '96 fund-raiser, "On the Edge," on Friday night benefiting five HIV/AIDS organizations, was an orgy of synergy.
Gianfranco Ferre's fall collection parading on a bevy of luscious models isn't the only visual treat people will experience at the California Fashion Industry Friends of AIDS Project Los Angeles fund-raiser on Wednesday.
September 29, 1985
Nationwide direct-mail solicitations are even more "out of hand" than fund-raising dinners ("Fund-Raising Dinners Are 'Way Out of Hand' " by David Johnston, Sept. 22). At least a local dinner, with a necessary Social Service Department solicitation approval card insert, provides some protection from fraudulent appeals that benefit the promoter more than the so-called charity. For one to challenge a national mail appeal takes time on the part of the questioner. First, there are the Better Business Bureaus of the Chambers of Commerce, which have departments that make inquiries.
December 11, 2002 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital Management has raised $808 million for its first investment fund dedicated to so-called mezzanine debt. The OCM Mezzanine Fund topped its target of $700 million when it closed to new investors in September, said Bill Sacher, Oaktree's managing director who co-heads the fund. Oaktree plans to announce the fund-raising today.
August 31, 2011 | By Maeve Reston and James Oliphant
While Congress likely will be grappling with his jobs package, President Obama plans to make a western swing late next month, one that will include fund-raisers in Hollywood and La Jolla. The fund-raisers will be held Sept. 26 and will come as part of a three-day trip that is scheduled to bring Obama to Seattle the day before and Denver on the 27th. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Obama will court entertainment industry insiders at events at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard and then later at the Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place.
March 21, 2012 | By Matea Gold
The numbers are in -- and Mitt Romney won, but not by a landslide. When it came to fund-raising in February, the former Massachusetts governor stayed ahead of his GOP presidential rivals. Romney raised $11.5 million and spent $12.4 million, dramatically slowing down his burn rate from January, when his campaign spent three times more than it raised. Heading into March, he had $7.3 million in the bank. Rick Santorum got $8.9 million in contributions and spent $7.8 million, ending the month with $2.6 million on hand, along with $922,000 in debt.
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