Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson, left in suit, leads some 200 people in the ice bucket challenge at Boston's Copley Square, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 to raise funds and awareness for ALS.The idea is easy: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, video it and post it on social media. Then challenge your friends, strangers, even celebrities to do the same within 24 hours or pay up for charity. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

  BOSTON (AP) — The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. It’s cold, it’s fun and it’s contagious. […]


College costs

UC turns to social media to raise student aid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is hoping to harness the power of social media to raise money for student scholarships. The UC system launched a six-week campaign on Wednesday that combines the […]


Report: state lawmakers skirt contribution limits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A report finds California lawmakers are circumventing campaign finance limits through “ballot measure” committees that set no caps on the amount donors can contribute.


Information you can use on Money 101

This week on Money 101 on KFWB, Producer Ken Jeffries fills in for Bob McCormick. Today, Ken will tackle these topics: Wrestling for fun and fundraising. A no-holds barred interview with some neighborhood wrestlers at […]


Presidential election to pass $2B fundraising mark

WASHINGTON (AP) – The 2012 presidential contest is expected to cross the $2 billion fundraising mark Thursday. Donations supporting the candidacies of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have so far exceeded $1.5 […]


Romney, GOP raise $170.4 million in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign says it raised $170.4 million in September. The figure brings Romney’s fundraising effort slightly behind President Barack Obama’s $181 million haul for the month. It leaves […]


Penn St.: Donations 2nd highest in school history

(AP) – Penn State received more than $208 million in donations for the fiscal year that just ended, the second-highest total in university history despite the upheaval after the arrest of Jerry Sandusky on child […]



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