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Pacific Northwest Press Releases
FilmAid Receives $5,000 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Help Create "A Night to Remember"
Book-It Repertory Theatre Receives $45,000
Secret Harbor School Receives $25,000 Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Refugee Womens Alliance Receives Gift from Gates Foundation
Foster Parents Association of Washington State Receives $180,000 Gift from Bill and Melinda Gates
Early Head Start Family Center Receives $150,000 Renovation Gift from Bill and Melinda Gates
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Gives $30 Million to United Way of King County
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center Gets Support from Bill and Melinda Gates
Accounting Career Awareness Program Receives $30,400 Grant From Bill and Melinda Gates
Ruth Dykeman Children's Center Receives $125,000 Gift from Bill and Melinda Gates
Outside In Receives $1 Million Capital Campaign Boost from Bill and Melinda Gates
Two Northwest Software Families Make Major Gifts to OMSI
Helping Hands for the Disabled Receives $20,000 Gift to Replace Floor Covering in Three Homes
Seattle Art Museum Endowment Receives $10 Million Pledge from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
UW Computer Science & Engineering Awarded $3 Million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Little Red School House Announces $500,000 Gift From Bill and Melinda Gates
Dress For Success. Seattle Receives Grant for General Operating Support from Bill and Melinda Gates
Emerald Heights Academy Receives $40,644 Grant from Bill and Melinda Gates
Supporters of the Center and the SeaFirst Performing Arts Center Receive a $300,000 Gift from Bill and Melinda Gates
The Washington News Council Announces a $225,000 Gift from Bill and Melinda Gates
Seattle Milk Fund Receives a $10,000 Grant from Bill and Melinda Gates
Museum of Flight Receives $141,000 Match from Bill and Melinda Gates
Northwest Kiwanis Camp for Special Needs Children Receives Big Boost with Grant from Bill and Melinda Gates
Neighborhood House Receives $125,000 Operating Grant from Bill and Melinda Gates
Urban Enterprise Center Receives $20,000 Grant from Bill and Melinda Gates
Washington Commission for the Humanities Receives $30,000 Gift from Bill and Melinda Gates
Admiral Theatre Receives $300,000 from Bill and Melinda Gates
Waterfront Park Project Receives New Contributions Including $4 Million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates' $250,000 Gift Moves Loomis Forest Fund Closer to Goal
Columbia Valley Garden Elementary School Receives $5,000 Gift From Bill and Melinda Gates
The Chess Mates Foundation Unveils $10,000 Gift From Bill and Melinda Gates
Holy Family School Receives $200,000 Gift from Bill and Melinda Gates
Pacific Science Center Completes Three Capital Expansion Projects in 1998-99 Fiscal Year
Gates Foundation Contributes $1 Million to Scientific Research
William H. Gates Foundation Grant Largest Gift in Oregon
Zion Preparatory Academy Announces $5.5 Million Contributed Toward Capital Campaign Goal of $10 Million
Cancer Lifeline Dedicates New Home As Dorothy S. O'Brien Center
YouthCare Completes $4.8 Million Capital Campaign and New Facility
Four Winds*Westward Ho Camp Receives $100,000 Grant from the William H. Gates Foundation
Seattle Public Library Receives Largest Ever Private Gift: $20 Million Gift Kicks Off Capital Campaign
William H. Gates Foundation Makes $1 Million Gift to Bellevue Art Museum
-- Cherri (email@example.com), March 16, 2000
Thanks Cherri for this upbeat post! Nice to see their effort on behalf of others!
-- suzy (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 2000.
I heard when he said he had enough and was giving back. If others did the same this world would be a better place. There isn't anything wrong with being rich, it's only how you use it!
-- ET (email@example.com), March 16, 2000.
If I made a FEW software programs & tricked, sold & connived so that I sold MILLIONS of ocpies of them at HUNDREDS of dollars EACH, I'd give to charity too. Whether I'd show off and tell the world about it, I don't know...
-- IN (IN@dot.com), March 16, 2000.
Many well-off people do things that you never hear about. Every Saturday morning I have breakfast with a small group of Ham Radio guys. We fund the dues for Elementary and High school students so they can belong to local radio clubs. We do it anonamously.
We find cheap used E capable computers to give to Seniors so they can regain contact with people when they become housebound.
If we hear of a Senior that temporarily is up against it because of health or house repair costs we will send him a gift certificate for a couple months of groceries.
Thousands of people in this country do the same kind of things. Small and not in any way newsworthy. You never hear about it, but it happens.
We are not an organized club, just a bunch of guys who have a little extra and feel good about helping. It so happens that 90% of us are Masons but it's a nice break from plotting the takeover of the world.
-- Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 17, 2000.
IN, no matter how mr. gates made his money the fact is that he is a true example of the free enterprise system. it is interesting to note that most really, really wealthy people in this country do give large amounts of money to charities or other philanthropic activities. whether this is due to guilt, tax laws or true interest in those less fortunate really doesn't matter. what matters is that it occurs.
it is just one more example of those actions which i catergorize as "Isn't America Great?"
-- lurker finally exposed (email@example.com), March 17, 2000.