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Bill Gates Gives $6 Billion Worth of Shares to Charity

Bill Gates gave away shares worth more than $6 billion last week to his charitable foundation, Business Insider reported on Monday. Gates donated close to $5.2 billion worth of stock in Canadian National Railway Co. to the Bill & Melinda...

The Young Greek Who Started a School in Zanzibar

Renos Fountoulakis is an inspiring Greek philanthropist who, when faced with poverty in Zanzibar, decided to use education to change people's lives. 

Benefactors Who Shaped Modern Greece

Seven of the most important benefactors in Greece contributed massively to the birth of modern Greece after the fighting heroes kicked out the Ottomans through their generosity and philanthropy. These men were industrialists, shipping magnates, and rich aristocrats, who built...

The Strategist of Philanthropy: George D. Behrakis

A legend in the pharmaceutical business, Greek-American philanthropist and entrepreneur George D. Behrakis has given away tens of millions of dollars of his hard-earned money. Greek Reporter sat down with him to ask about his philanthropy and what it takes...

Greek-American Philanthropist Gives Generous Donation to Prince Charles’ Charity

Greek-born philanthropist Marianne Metropoulos donated $1 million to Prince Charles' charity Prince’s Trust International.

HOPE: A New Orthodox Initiative Helping Those in Need in the Midwest

A new philanthropic effort called the Humanitarian Outreach for Philanthropic Engagement, project HOPE has recently been launched for those in the Midwest who find themselves in need during these difficult days of the pandemic. In an effort to reach those...

Fashion Show for Charity Dazzles Audience at Sounio's Temple of Poseidon

Internationally-acclaimed Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou and the organization "ELPIDA - Association of Friends of Children with Cancer" put on an impressive fashion show at Greece's Cape Sounio, under the shadow of the Temple of Poseidon, on Thursday evening. This was...

The Hellenic Initiative’s London Gala Raises Funds for Greece

A sold-out crowd of more than 400 international guests attended the Hellenic Initiative's (THI) Fourth Annual Gala, which was held last week at the Dorchester Hotel in London. More than 250,000 GBP ($315,000) were raised to fund THI’s philanthropic work...

EasyJet Founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou Plans to ‘Give Away’ His Riches

The founder of EasyJet, billionaire Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, will be giving away the majority of his fortunes, according to his letter on the Giving Pledge site. The Giving Pledge was created by Bill and Melinda Gates along with Warren Buffett, as a way...

Jim and Ann Gianopulos Honored With Philanthropy Award

Jim Gianopulos, who recently became the CEO of Paramount Pictures, was honored along with his wife with the Elyse Bila Ouedraogo philanthropy award on May 1 for his work helping women and families. The award was given to Gianopulos by Jhpiego,...