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Robin Hood Foundation

The Rich Can Make a Difference

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Good people, wealthy or not, need to join the game and make this country a fairer, more just place for all.

Hillary Is Right About Charter Schools!

John Thompson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Education
John Thompson

The political question is whether Hillary Clinton would once again listen to her corporate funders, like Eli Broad, or to teachers, unions and parents who are fed up with the test, sort, reward and punish approach to school improvement.

On Leadership: Robin Hood Foundation and Accenture Strategy Discuss the Making of Great Leaders

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Robin Hood, New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, joined forces with Accenture Strategy to create an executive development and coaching program specifically for non-profit organizations that helped senior leaders strengthen core competencies.

When $4.6 Billion Just Isn't Enough

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Sadly, the good work that his foundation does is eviscerated by what he does on a much larger scale in New York state politics, national politics, and throughout the world in order to continue to line his coffers.

Robin Hood Foundation

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

"There is no more compassionate and effective way to help poor people in New York City than to give to Robin Hood."

The Time is Ripe for a Nonprofit Revolution

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

Local government leaders can help to foster successful solutions in their communities by providing an environment that welcomes and encourages the contributions of nonprofit partners.

Startup Lets You Dare Your Friends To Do Crazy Stunts For Charity

Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact

Truth or dare? A new startup is encouraging you to take up the latter…for charity. Moolta, a brand new web platform, lets anyone challenge thei...

Eliminating Tax Breaks May 'Rip The Heart' Out Of Charitable Sector

Paul Clolery | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact
Paul Clolery

As the debate and acrimony in Washington, D.C. continues regarding the absurd notion that the federal charitable deduction plays an important role in ...

How Donations From Sandy Relief 12-12-12 Concert Will Help

Emary Aronson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Impact
Emary Aronson

Over the next several months, we will take every penny that was raised and grant funds to the most effective organizations helping low-income victims and vulnerable populations in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut.

TWEETS: 12-12-12 Benefit Concert Raises Millions For Sandy Relief

Posted 12.14.2012 | Impact

UPDATED: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, 9:23 a.m. EST An all-star lineup of music legends came together Wednesday night to raise money for victims of Super...

What Works in Veteran Care: Confronting the Obstacles to "Joining Forces"

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

If we as a society are to broach the veteran-civilian divide, we need social venues, optimal environments, where civilians and their families and children can get to know veterans and their families and children, up close and personal.

Why Is the Robin Hood Foundation So Cool?

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 07.18.2011 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

The Robin Hood Foundation seemed to raise $47 million in a nanosecond at their gala. I had to learn more. The Foundation's executive director, David Saltzman, patiently answered some questions.

What Would Gaga Do?

Jessie Janowitz | Posted 07.13.2011 | Style
Jessie Janowitz

What made tonight different from all other nights? Why had we taken our rightful place at the surplus stalls on this night? Were we driven by our desire to see Gaga, or was it even more, to get a little Gaga ourselves?

To Raise Student Achievement, Invest in Libraries

Carolyn Foote | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carolyn Foote

Students need the support of librarians who help them get past the digital divide by providing Internet access and information literacy training, and connect their teachers with the latest tools.

Want to Help Others This Thanksgiving? Go Online

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Sterne

A fascinating experiment in digital philanthropy is brewing at Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City charity that has raised more than $1 billion for poverty-focused nonprofits.

Speaking of Trends

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Year Two of The Great Recession is already 2 months old. As a high profile off-premises caterer and leaseholder of the Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, ...

Robin Hood Foundation Embraces the Web to Feed NYC's Hungry

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
GroundReport

Over the past two months, a skunkworks team of young internet influencers has met, brainstormed, emailed and twittered -- all in the pursuit of feeding more than 100,000 of the city's hungry.

430,000 Lives Touched, Six Stories to Tell

David Saltzman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Saltzman

I'm a New Yorker born and bred, and I love this city. But the stark contrast between rich and poor here is something I've never gotten used to.

Education: The Difference Between Hope And Despair

John King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John King

I am convinced that schools can be the difference between hope and despair because of the impact public education had on my life. I grew up in East F...

Robin Hood Foundation: Raising My Spirits And Raising The Bar

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Verena von Pfetten

Last Tuesday marked the annual Robin Hood Foundation Gala. And I, by some mysterious twist of fate, got invited. If you're not familiar, Robin Hood is...

Robin Hood Gala Raises More Than $56.5 Million In One Night

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Robin Hood Foundation's annual gala, which collects millions of dollars from hedge-fund managers and gives it to New York charities, raised more t...