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A £30k-a-year Oxford University academic has pledged to donate £1m, two thirds of his expected future earnings, to effective overseas charities involved in tackling poverty.

Dr Toby Ord, a practical ethics researcher...

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Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong announced plans last week to underwrite Los Angeles County and the University of California (UC) plans to re-open Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital (MLK)...

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The Porsche family, owners of the eponymous car company, is selling around 50 luxury watches, with an estimated value of £100,000, at a charity auction.

The auction, run through London-based auctioneer...

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A US billionaire pharmaceutical executive has donated $100m (£62.5m) to the St. John’s Health Centre in California to help it become a cutting-edge medical hub for the region, the Los...

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The biggest private donation to a medical research facility in Australian history has been made by Atlantic Philanthropies, the charitable foundation of media-shy multi-billion-dollar philanthropist ...

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Sunday Times Giving List-topping hedge fund manager Christopher Hohn gave £484m to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) through fees earned...

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The Rockefeller Foundation has pledged $100m (£61m) over five years to help developing nations build better healthcare systems as part of its ‘smart globalisation’ approach to...

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Seve Ballesteros, the Spanish golfer who underwent brain tumour surgery nine months ago, has launched a cancer foundation, with the aim of ‘doing his bit to battle this disease’.

Speaking at...

News (International, UK)

A total of £15.6m was raised at the eighth annual Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) dinner, beating its £10m target but well below last...

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A $50m (£31m) donation will make the aim to build a new world leading brain research centre at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem a reality.

The $130m (£81m)...