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George Soros Bails Out the Democrats with $2 Million

Just when everyone thought that Soros was focusing on philanthropy and ignoring Democratic calls for cash because of a perceived snub, "The Man Who Broke The Bank of England" is back in action, rescuing the Democrats from an October in which they're severely outgunned financially.

Give Painlessly: How to Be More Charitable With Less

The holidays are a time to give, but the current economy is really hurting charities. Still, just because money's tight doesn't mean you have to give up on giving: There are several new ways to be generous without opening your wallet -- and some even save you money when you donate.

College Donations Rebound to 2006 Levels

Colleges Donations Rebound to 2006 LevelsAfter falling off during the recession, donations to institutions of higher learning in 2010 recovered to the level they reached in 2006, but after adjusting for inflation, giving was still 8% lower than in that year, according to the Voluntary Support of Education survey.

Jon Stewart's Rally for Sanity Benefited One D.C. Incumbent

Comedy Central and Jon Stewart paid the tab to host the Rally to Restore Sanity, but they'll be measuring their gains in terms of influence, not cash. There were profits to be made from the event, though, and one of its biggest beneficiaries is one all Americans can support: The National Mall itself.

George Soros to Donate $100 Million to Human Rights Watch

George Soros, billionaire investor and philanthropist, is donating $100 million to Human Rights Watch in his largest ever gift. Soros will announce the gift later today, The New York Times reported. It will be by far the largest gift that Human Rights Watch has ever received.

Buffett Donates $1.6 Billion, Most Since 2008

Warren Buffett's annual gift to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation rose 28%, to $1.6 billion from $1.25 billion last year, as Berkshire Hathaway shares jumped 35% over the last year.

Text Messages Raise Millions for Haiti

Americans set a single day record for mobile giving Wednesday, as tens of thousands of people used their cell phones to donate $3 million to earthquake-stricken Haiti, according to Verizon Wireless.