Tag: Charity

Warren Buffett’s charity dinner spurred the boss of an online-trading platform to embrace value investing

  • Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun paid $4.6 million for a charity dinner with Warren Buffett in January.
  • Sun hoped to convert Buffett into a Bitcoin fan, but instead one of his guests, eToro CEO Yoni Assia, embraced Buffett’s value-investing approach.
  • Assia read the definitive book on the subject written by Buffett’s mentor, hired a value-investing consultant, and became a bigger proponent of in-depth research and longer investment horizons, Bloomberg reported.
  • The boss of the social-trading platform also tweeted that value investing is a “hidden magic that reveals itself to you only after 20 years of making 15-20% and compounding it.”
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Cryptocurrency executive Justin Sun shelled out $4.6 million for a charity dinner with Warren Buffett in a vain attempt to convert the billionaire investor into a Bitcoin believer. Instead, one of his guests embraced Buffett’s signature value-investing strategy, Bloomberg reported on

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Mastercard introduces round-up charity donation feature

This unprecedented year has accelerated charitable giving by double-digit percentages[1]. With consumer spending increasingly moving online, Mastercard is today announcing the expansion of its digital giving platform – Mastercard Donate – to enable cardholders to round up their everyday spend to the nearest dollar for donations to the charity of their choice.

Consumers will be able to simply register their debit or credit card information, select the cause they wish to support and start contributing small donations that add up to big impact. Visitors to the Mastercard Donate site can already make one-time and recurring donations. The newly expanded roundup feature, allowing cardholders to make donations based on the roundup amount, will be made available to U.S. cardholders through a new Mastercard Donate mobile app in time for the holiday season and through the website shortly after.

With the freedom to modify where their contributions go and with real-time

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Doylestown Sisters Start Yard Sign Business For Charity

DOYLESTOWN, PA — After seeing their world turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, two Doylestown sisters found a way to give back to their community.

Rylee Decker, 14, and her sister Grace, 11, have launched 2YardNinjas, a yard sign business with feel-good messages for all sorts of occasions, including birthdays, back-to-school events and gender reveals.

Each month, the Decker sisters donate any profits from the business to a charity of their choice. In July, they donated $500 to the nonprofit Bucks County Housing Group, while proceeds from August went toward the Travis Manion Foundation, a local nonprofit that assists veterans and their families. This month’s charity is the Bucks County SPCA.

“We knew everyone was struggling,” Rylee Decker said. “I thought, ‘We don’t really need the money. What are we gonna do with it?'”

Initially planned as a short-term project, the sisters are looking to keep their business going

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Templeton World Charity Foundation Issues Request For Ideas for New Innovations for Human Flourishing

NASSAU, Bahamas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Templeton World Charity Foundation is seeking ideas from researchers around the world for new ways of understanding and promoting human flourishing. This request for ideas (RFI) will be used to invest at least $40M in interdisciplinary scientific research over the next five years.

“Now is a great time to put a stake in the ground to raise the aspirations of humanity,” said Andrew Serazin, the President of Templeton World Charity Foundation. “We are excited to bring scientific rigor to the conversation on how individuals and societies can flourish.”

Dawid Potgieter, the Director of Programs in Discovery Science at the Foundation, said, “We invite researchers to tell us what they think we should support, which makes this a rare opportunity for them to influence a relatively large amount of funding. It doesn’t matter how risky or unusual—as long as it fits within our strategy, we want their

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