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CAFAmerica grants exceed $100 million

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 14 June 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. CAFAmerica has now received and distributed over $100 million in donations to international charities and causes since it was established in 1993. The U.S. nonprofit, dedicated to expanding borderless charitable giving, has increased its giving year on year.Much of this grant activity has been created by the $34 million it has handled via its Donor Advised Fund service, which was launched in 2000.Since 2002, the organisation has extended its international donor-advised grantmaking into 30 new countries. It now links U.S. donors to local charities in 76 countries around the world. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAFAmerica grants exceed $100 million The organisation was founded by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in the UK. It helps individuals, companies, family and community foundations manage their international philanthropy and strengthen charitable activity around the world.It expects to receive and distribute around $16 million in the next financial year, putting it “two years ahead of its financial targets” in terms of its own administrative costs.Susan Saxon-Harrold, Chief Executive Officer of CAFAmerica; said: “CAFAmerica is operating in a fiercely competitive arena. As international philanthropy has developed, though, CAFA has attracted new U.S. donors because of the innovative, tax-efficient solutions it provides…“Another key driver of our growth is that we offer a reliable, responsive service backed by strong grants administration procedures. In spite of the legal context of U.S. international grant making, 80% of our grants are made within 1 month.”last_img read more

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Too fat to fly? Stranded Frenchman’s long ordeal

first_img 29 Views   no discussions Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Too fat to fly? Stranded Frenchman’s long ordeal by: – November 21, 2013 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Kenneth ChenaisLONDON (AP) — He’s been turned down by planes, trains and even a cruise ship in his quest to return home — and his family says it’s because he has been deemed too fat to travel.Now Frenchman Kevin Chenais’ long and fitful journey is coming to an end.Chenais, who weighs 500 pounds (230 kilogrammes), says he has been repeatedly refused transport over the past two weeks as he sought to get home to France from the United States. P&O Ferries finally offered to take him in an ambulance across the English Channel on Wednesday, the final hurdle keeping him from his home near the Swiss border.“It’s terrible. It’s discrimination. It was very hard, tiring and a big waste of money for my parents,” the 22-year-old told RTL radio on Wednesday.Slumped over in his mobility scooter, he said he was exhausted just before being loaded into the ambulance.Chenais’ mother was outraged by the treatment her son allegedly received, saying he was discriminated against because of his weight.“It’s not the fault of my son to be big. He has a genetic illness,” Christina Chenais said. “We are very happy to go home after this long, distressing and traumatic situation.”The odyssey began when British Airways refused to honour his return ticket from the United States, where he spent months receiving medical care for a hormone imbalance.“When we talked about this problem with British Airways that Kevin was too fat … (they said) abandon any intention of coming back to France,” Kevin’s father, Rene, told RTL Radio. “From the fact of his incapacity, his obesity, he was not considered to be a normal being, but more like a problem.”BA acknowledges that it refused to let Chenais board the plane, but said confidentiality rules prevent it from saying why. BA insisted that it does not discriminate against customers for any reason and that the airline provides the option of an extra seat to people who contact them with concerns about seat width.“We respect the privacy of the customer so cannot comment on any changes in circumstance between arrival and departure dates,” the company said in a statement. British Airways declined to say what the changes in circumstance had been.Chenais said Carnival Cruises also rejected his request for a cabin on a trans-Atlantic voyage. The company declined to comment.Virgin Atlantic airlines stepped in to fly him to London, he said. The company refused to comment on the topic to The Associated Press.From London, Chenais had planned to take the Eurostar train home. But Eurostar refused to allow him on board because of safety rules governing travel through the Channel Tunnel: The high-speed train that connects England to France and Belgium requires all passengers to have the ability to be safely evacuated — and Chenais’ obesity-caused lack of mobility made that impossible.“This is a terrible situation,” Eurostar said in a statement. “Our heart goes out to Mr Chenais and his family who are understandably desperate to return home after being stranded in America.”Eurostar paid for the family’s hotel room and worked with P&O to find a solution.“It’s difficult to imagine the frustration that this gentleman has gone through,” P&O spokesman Chris Laming said in a statement. “But for us, it’s very straightforward, as we are set up to carry people who have medical needs.”The ferry company took Chenais and his family across the English Channel late Wednesday to Calais. From there, the family was driving to the French town of Ferney-Voltaire, 740 kilometres (460 miles) to the southeast.“I am waiting to see my sisters and the other people in my family,” Chenais told RTL radio. “I couldn’t have imagined this for us.”Associated Presslast_img read more

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Playtech offloads casual games subsidiaries

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Plus500 named as the main sponsor of Legia Warsaw August 10, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Related Articles Playtech Plc has offloaded its casual games subsidiaries FTX Games and Plamee Studios to US games publisher Tilting Point, following an undisclosed agreement.Games news sources report that Tilting Point has agreed to take over all major IPs and key employees of FTX Games and Plamee.In 2014, Playtech launched its Plamee casual games studio, a subsidiary division formed by its $20 million acquisition of YoYo Games. Following its acquisition of YoYo Games, Playtech acquired Funtactix – the founding company of FTX Games, a casual games publisher for entertainment franchises including The Hunger Games, Mission: Impossible, Power Rangers and Rocky. Launching Plamee, the former FTSE100 technology group stated that the casual games sector would be its next growth entertainment marketplace, having secured ‘peak capacity’ within gambling.Playtech’s venture into the casual games market coincided with the firm’s costly expansion into FX trading – in which Playtech undertook a series of multi-million acquisitions to develop its financial services division.However, having seen its share price nosedive from its 2018 highs and with the company unable to deliver on corporate expectations, Playtech investors demanded that the company refocus its business on the recovery of its gambling portfolio.Investor demands saw Playtech sell its 10% shareholding in FX platform Plus500 for $230 million, with the group underlining that all financial services assets had been placed under review as part of the firm’s wider restructuring.last_img read more