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March 30, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the last thing in the world that United Way of Orange County President Merritt Johnson wanted to see, but there it was, splashed across the front pages of newspapers nationwide: William Aramony, president of the United Way of America, one of the nation's most well-known charitable groups, was apparently living a lavish lifestyle, replete with Florida condos and transatlantic Concorde trips.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1999
Nonprofit organizations may contact the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa to participate in a limited free-ticket distribution program to selected center-sponsored events. The program is underwritten by the Center Support Group Founders Plus. Information: Mary Ann Gwinn, (714) 556-2122, Ext. 259.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Corporations are increasingly spying on nonprofit groups they view as potential threats with little fear of retribution, according to a new report by a corporate watchdog group. The large companies employ former Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, FBI, military and police officers to monitor and in some cases infiltrate groups that have been critical of them, according to the report by Essential Information, which was founded by Ralph Nader in the 1980s. "Many different types of nonprofits have been targeted with espionage, including environmental, anti-war, public interest, consumer, food safety, pesticide reform, nursing-home reform, gun control, social justice, animal rights and arms control groups," the report said.
NEWS
January 11, 2000 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is the very model of the modern self-made millionaire. Standing on the front steps of his Brentwood manse, overseeing construction of the new garden that will bloom where once his next-door neighbor's house stood, he is tanned and fit and, at 56, young to possess such wealth from his own earnings. But Richard Atlas is one of many who reaped the benefits of the go-go '80s and survived the leaner years that followed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992 | Dr. HERBERT L. CARTER, Millions of needy people may be hurt because of allegations of mismanagement and poor judgment leveled against the national United Way, according to Dr. HERBERT L. CARTER, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The local's board of directors will continue to withhold funds from the national office until an independent investigation is completed and the results meet the local's satisfaction. According to Carter:
Ethics is emerging as an issue of paramount concern. This applies not only to political candidates and business executives, but to those of us in the nonprofit sector as well. Today, nonprofit organizations must remind themselves that their operations are held up to higher standards than ever before, and that charitable contributions are voluntary and dependent upon the goodwill of individuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Silicon Valley Urgency Fund has awarded $2 million to 38 regional nonprofit organizations. Each received a grant of $5,000 to $175,000. EBay co-founder Jeff Skoll initiated the fund in October with a grant of $2.5 million. It was an effort to persuade others to help nonprofits suffering a drop in donations because of the Sept. 11 attacks and the recessed economy.
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