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October 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has upped his pledge in the fight against expanding Ebola crisis to $100 million, and the Seattle billionaire urged other philanthropists to quickly follow suit. “Ebola is not somebody else’s problem. It is ours,” Allen wrote on his website this afternoon. “The entire global community needs to step up now with resources…


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September 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Gates Foundation gives $50 million to fight Ebola outbreak

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $50 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. It is the giant philanthropy’s biggest donation ever for a health emergency, said Chris Elias, president of global development for the Seattle-based foundation. The money will be released immediately to United Nations agencies and international aid groups to…


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August 25, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Bill Gates, wife, donate $1M to gun initiative

OLYMPIA (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million. The donation to the Initiative 594 campaign was given Friday but not made public until…


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March 25, 2014 at 11:56 AM

State officials warn of mudslide scams

The Associated Press State officials and the Better Business Bureau are warning people to be wary of scams related to the destructive Washington state mudslide. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says those wanting to donate money should exercise caution to make sure it goes to the purpose intended. He and the BBB offer the following tips for…


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October 1, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Arts patron donates $5 million toward new WSU art museum

The president of a Portland commercial real estate company has donated $5 million toward an effort by Washington State University to build a new museum of art on the school’s Pullman campus. The donation comes from Jordan Schnitzer, president of Harsch Investment Properties and a collector of contemporary fine art prints. Including Schnitzer’s gift, WSU has…


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June 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Seattle Fire Department receives $500K from estate of Seattle couple

A $500,000 donation from the estate of a Seattle couple has been made to the Seattle Fire Department for the purchase of two new medic units. The donation comes from the estate of William C. Sanders and Mildred Krahmer Sanders. Both born in Oregon, the couple married in 1944 and moved to Seattle area, where William…


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January 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

A fund for donations has been established for the family of Ranger Margaret Anderson

The News Tribune in Tacoma has posted an item giving details on how to donate to a fund that’s been set up for the family of National Park Service Ranger Margaret Anderson who was slain Sunday in Mount Rainier National Park. Here’s their post: An account in Anderson’s name has been established at KeyBank. To make…


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