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Couple Gives $7M to George Washington U.

George Washington University says a 1994 graduate and his wife have donated $7 million to create a Hispanic leadership program.


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McAuliffe Says Fundraising Letter a Mistake

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he did not approve a fundraising appeal his newly formed political action committee sent promising donors personal access to the governor in return for specific donations.


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Last Day of Year Among Biggest For Charity Gifts

The last day of the year is one of the biggest days for charitable giving.


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Cash Donations Stolen From D.C. Salvation Army Site

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.


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Smithsonian’s African Art Museum Gets $1.8 Million From Oman

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.


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Va. Woman Leaves About $800k to Library System

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.


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Cuccinelli Donates Value of Gifts to Charity

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.


US Talk Show Queen Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Giving $12 Million to D.C.’s African-American Museum

Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to a museum being built on Washington’s National Mall that will document African-American life.


The richest member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet is giving back some salary, too, in the spirit of government-wide spending cuts. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Elton John AIDS Foundation)

Wealthiest Cabinet Member John Kerry Follows Obama, Hagel in Salary Donation

Three Cabinet secretaries became the latest senior administration officials to give back part of their salaries, in the spirit of government spending cuts.


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$1 Million Gift For National Mall

The family foundation of a Washington developer is announcing a $1 million gift to help restore the National Mall’s grounds and facilities.