Donations slower for Japan

Donations slower for Japan

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The natural disaster and potential nuclear catastrophe in Japan haven't resulted in much financial support from U.S. residents, a spot survey indicates.

Economy takes toll on foundations' giving

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A souring economy is forcing some U.S. foundations to scale back their giving, putting the squeeze on charities that depend on grants, experts say.

Charitable giving sees small hike in 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., June 25 (UPI) -- Charitable giving in the United States increased very little last year, data compiled by Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy indicated.

Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush mulls run at NFL helm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has expressed interest in becoming the next NFL commissioner when his final term as governor expires in January, a report said. The league has a search committee working on finding a replacement for Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who h

Hurricane Katrina draws record donations

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- American giving is about to set another milestone as donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina are expected to go over the record set after the 9/11 tragedy.

Earthquake giving not matching tsunami

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Donations for victims of the recent earthquake in Pakistan and India have not come close to the giving for the tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

UPI's Capital Comment for May 3, 2002

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

John Patrick Rooney (December 13, 1927 - September 15, 2008) was the chairman and founder of the Fairness Foundation which spends its energies in helping low income Americans on education and health care. He is the Father of Medical Savings Accounts, now known as Health Savings Accounts. He previously was the chairman of Golden Rule Insurance Co., during which he built the company to one of the nation’s leaders in the individual health insurance market. According to Indiana Business Magazine, "in the insurance industry, a description that often precedes Rooney's name is 'maverick'.

In 1976, Mr. Rooney led a fight against discrimination in insurance agent testing with an eight-year lawsuit against the State of Illinois and the Educational Testing Service and was successful. The suit charged discrimination against minority applicants. Estimated cost of the litigation and experts was approximately $2 million. The Civil Rights case was settled with a precedent-setting agreement that requires a method of construction exams designed to eliminate unnecessary racial disparities.

After the settlement with the ETS, Rooney donated more than $500,000 to John Weiss, Chuck Stone, former Director of Minority Affairs at ETS and Bob Schaeffer to help create FairTest: The National Center for Fair & Open Testing in 1984. Today FairTest, based in Boston, works to elimiante the overuse and misuse of standardized tests in the K-12, university admissions and employment licensing arenas.

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