The last day of the year is one of the biggest days for charitable giving.
The Salvation Army says someone broke into one of its community centers in D.C. around 5:30 a.m. Sunday and stole at least $10,000 in donations collected through the charity’s Red Kettle Program.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is receiving a $1.8 million gift from Oman, the largest donation in the museum’s history.
A retired federal government attorney who died earlier this year left nearly $800,000 to public libraries in Arlington, a gift county officials believe is the largest single gift they have received.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has given a Richmond charity $18,000, the same value of gifts he accepted from a troubled nutritional supplements maker and its CEO.
Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American life.
Three Cabinet secretaries became the latest senior administration officials to give back part of their salaries, in the spirit of government spending cuts.
The family foundation of a Washington developer is announcing a $1 million gift to help restore the National Mall’s grounds and facilities.