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Are My Charitable Dollars Going to Good Use?

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Even in a slowly recovering economy, Americans are still givers, donating over $316 billion last year (an increase of 3.5% over the previous year), with the vast majority of that money coming not from companies or foundations, but from individual

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How First Book Works with Pi Beta Phi to Support Girls Everywhere

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Today’s guest blog post is from Ann Shaw, Director of Philanthropy for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. Ann has held this volunteer role for the past six years. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas

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The End of an Era: Goodbye to “The Oprah Winfrey Show”

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After 25 record-breaking years on the air, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will be airing its last episode today. There is no question that Oprah Winfrey and her show have helped to inspire and change millions of lives.  First Book is

Posted in Books & Reading, Philanthropy

Worst Gift Contest Winner: A.C. Parker

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Wow, we asked and you responded with stories of some positively awful gifts! Thanks so much to everyone who commented; as a result, we’ll be donating 50 new books to children in need (one for every comment plus a few

Posted in Books & Reading, Philanthropy

Will Surf for Books! Pi Beta Phi Hosts Surf Classic to Support First Book

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Recently, members of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) hosted their sixth annual Surf Classic at Pacific Beach in San Diego, California. Over 100 Pi Phis attended the Classic, watching on while

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