Inspiring People: The forces of philanthropy in Southwest Florida

The generosity of Southwest Florida is never more palpable than when season kicks off. Each gala and auction helps a child, parent, or grandparent in need. For September, WINK News’ partners at Gulfshore Life Magazine honored some of the people who dedicate time and money in their “forces of philanthropy” issue: Denny Glass, on the […]

Mackenzie Scott makes largest donation in UCF history

Mackenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, on Tuesday donated $40 million each to two state universities in Florida that have a history of promoting social mobility and educating students from communities traditionally underserved by higher education, and made a $30 million gift to a community college in South Florida. The philanthropist […]

Goodwill stores have a message: Please stop donating trash

Broken furniture. Flashlights with leaking batteries. Disfigured Barbie dolls. Across the country, thrift stores have been flooded by household items, the offerings of people who have been homebound for months and are eager to clear out some of their possessions. Problem is, too many such items could most accurately be described as trash. Many of […]