Questions are raised about how well money is spent
By CHARLES POPE
P-I WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT
WASHINGTON -- Warren Buffett's $31 billion gift to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ignited a boomlet of praise and public curiosity about the work and aspirations of charities worldwide.
But as the euphoria of Buffett's record-breaking act recedes, his gift has triggered another, entirely different result -- intensifying questions in Congress and elsewhere about how well charities spend their money, how accountable they are to donors and government and the general condition of 'civil society"