Philanthropy

Harvard University received a $400 million endowment for its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences—its largest ever gift, the school announced Wednesday. (Tweet This) The donation comes from John Paulson, the billionaire money manager behind Paulson & Co., who graduated from Harvard Business School. To honor his donation, the school (which counts former Microsoft CEO …

Tis the season to give back and many are crowdfunding to raise money for a cause.

During the 2012 holiday season, the growth in online giving outpaced the growth in e-commerce. This season promises to grow even further. One reason is crowdfunding. Blackbaud, which offers technology for fundraising, estimates crowdfunding campaigns made up about 10 percent of online donations, bringing in $2.4 billion to charities for all of last year. Small charities …

Americans may be feeling a lot more thankful this year, which could mean an increase in charitable giving.