With the final tally for 2018 complete, Barnabas Foundation celebrates the third consecutive record-breaking year of dollars distributed to charity. On behalf of the generous families we serve, Barnabas Foundation sent out 8,760 grants (vs. 7,548 in 2017) totaling more than $67 million (vs. $52 million in 2017) in charitable distributions.
Two years from now, stop by Pease, Minnesota for birthday cake - lots of it. In 2020, the members of Pease Christian Reformed Church (CRC) will be celebrating their church’s 125th anniversary. Anticipating this birthday celebration, church leaders are asking, “What about the next 125 years?”
Remember Leona Helmsley? She’s the hotel magnate who achieved infamy as the “Queen of Mean.” By most accounts, Helmsley earned this moniker because of her winner-take-all approach to business and even her family.
But Helmsley made her biggest splash with the final settlement of her estate.
For many years, philanthropist and art patron Agnes Gund lived with Roy Lichtenstein’s famous painting “Masterpiece” over the mantle in her Manhattan apartment. She made news in 2017 when she sold it for $165 million to hedge fund manager Stephen Cohen.