Thursday, April 12, 2007

San Jose Mercury News - Forum explores new way of giving

San Jose Mercury News - Forum explores new way of giving: "A day after announcing a way for users of Google Earth to more closely track the horrors of Darfur, Google played host Wednesday to the opening of an annual meeting of the international giving forum, which is drawing former President Bill Clinton, AOL co-founder Steve Case, and executives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, among others.

Just the fact that the gathering is at Google, the first time a corporation has hosted the forum's annual gathering since its 2002 creation, is an acknowledgment of the power of Silicon Valley corporate giving and its impact in the world of philanthropy.

'Philanthropy has always had innovation in its DNA. I see that is being ratcheted up,' said Jane Wales, founding president"

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