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Philanthropy & Charity

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  • Fighting Cancer With More Than Medicineby Paul N Rossi

    The History Press 2013; US$ 36.46

    Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the UK's best-loved and largest charities. It is most widely known for its Macmillan nurses, who give care and support to people living with cancer and their families. But it does so much more, providing a wide range of medical help, but also practical, emotional and financial support to people whose lives have been... more...

  • However Long the Nightby Aimee Molloy

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    In However Long the Night , Aimee Molloy tells the unlikely and inspiring story of Molly Melching, an American woman whose experience as an exchange student in Senegal led her to found Tostan and dedicate almost four decades of her life to the girls and women of Africa. This moving biography details Melching's beginnings at the University of Dakar... more...

  • Give a Littleby Wendy Smith

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 9.99

    "With open hearts and open hands, we gave what we could, and a little became a lot." --from Give a Little Dimes destroyed polio. Five bucks can beat malaria. Give a Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World not only contains remarkable, inspiring stories of how small donations are making an extraordinary difference in the lives... more...

  • Wish Grantedby Make-A-Wish® with Don Yaeger

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    ?Those kids are my heroes and by actively deciding to help them continue their fight with a little more hope, you?re one of my heroes, too.??Michael Jordan, from the Introduction Poignant stories from this nation?s best loved athletes include Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, John Cena, Bethany Hamilton, Danica Patrick, Tony Hawk, the New England Patriots,... more...

  • Gender and International Aid in Afghanistanby Lina Abirafeh

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Afghanistan has become home to one of the largest gender-focused aid interventions in the aftermath of 9/11, with foreign aid agencies using Afghan women as a barometer of social change and political progress. Through the lens of gendered aid intervention, this book seeks to understand how the promise of freedom has largely fallen short--for both men... more...

  • Philanthrocapitalismby Matthew Bishop; Michael Green

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99

    For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away. For the philanthrocapitalists-the new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they give-it's like business. Largely trained in the corporate world, these "social investors" are using big-business-style strategies and expecting results and accountability... more...

  • Philanthropy and Policeby Donna T. Andrew

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In this study of voluntary charities in eighteenth-century London, Donna Andrew reconsiders the adequacy of humanitarianism as an explanation for the wave of charitable theorizing and experimentation that characterized this period. Focusing on London, the most visible area of both destitution and social experimentation, this book examines the political... more...

  • Who Knows Tomorrowby Lisa Lovatt-Smith

    Weinstein Publishing 2014;

    Somebody?s Child is the extraordinary true story of Lisa Lovatt-Smith, a Vogue magazine editor who, at the age of 35, made the astonishing choice to abandon her glamorous lifestyle and dedicate her life to helping Africa?s most vulnerable children in rural Ghana. A vivid portrait of West Africa today, Somebody's Child is an unflinching portrayal... more...

  • A World of Givingby Patricia L Rosenfield

    PublicAffairs 2014;

    The age of international philanthropy is upon us. Today, many of America?s most prominent foundations support institutions or programs abroad, but few have been active on the global stage for as long as Carnegie Corporation of New York. A World of Giving provides a thorough, objective examination of the international activities of Carnegie Corporation,... more...

  • I Believe in ZEROby Caryl M. Stern

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    First-hand, human stories of hope, resilience, determination, and family: a call to see the world's children as our own, by the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF In I Believe in ZERO , President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl M. Stern draws on her travels around the world, offering memorable stories that present powerful... more...