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How Technology Can Enable Collaboration for the Common Good

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Our Director of Research and Analysis, Dr. Andrew Schroeder, recently attended the Clinton  Global Initiative winter meeting held Feb. 20 in New York City. He reflects on the conference below: Toward the end of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) winter meeting, President Clinton asserted that most global problems have solutions, however the politics of special interests get in the […]

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Santa Barbara Vintners Raise $1 Million for Direct Relief in Record-Setting Auction

Santa Barbara Wine Auction 2014: A Benefit For Direct Relief

Funds will support medical care for people in need around the world SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 – In its most successful wine auction ever, the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation (SBVF) hit its ambitious $1 million dollar goal to support the work of medical aid organization Direct Relief at the eighth biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction held Saturday evening […]

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Chris Harrison Hosts Santa Barbara Wine Auction Benefiting Direct Relief

Santa Barbara Wine Auction 2014: A Benefit For Direct Relief

With a little help from his celebrity friends, “The Bachelor” host promotes global aid efforts SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2014 – “The Bachelor” host, Chris Harrison, took a night off from the mansion for a different role Saturday evening.  He was the Master of Ceremonies for the eighth biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. Coordinated in part […]

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Sakena Yacoobi Earns Champion for Women’s Health Award

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Direct Relief presented Sakena Yacoobi, founder and executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning, with the 2014 Champion for Women’s Health Award for her leadership and bravery in helping women in both Afghanistan and Pakistan access much-needed health care, despite many challenges. “This, for me, is like a Nobel Peace Prize,” said Sakena graciously as she received the award at […]

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Direct Relief Helps CNN Expose Sketchy Charity Accounting Practices

Checking Charities' Claims

With assistance from Direct Relief, CNN ran a two-part investigative report last week on how charitable organizations’ accounting and reporting practices regarding medical product donations can be highly misleading to the public.  The report detailed the efforts by CNN and the Center for Investigative Reporting to understand and track the reported donation of $40 million in medical aid to Guatemala […]

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Partner Spotlight: Fighting Heart Disease in Florida

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In recognition of American Heart Month, we’re highlighting one of our Florida health center partners on the front lines of helping people in need access preventative care and treatment for heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Miami Beach Community Health Center (MBCHC) is one of a small number of community health […]

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