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May 18, 2015, 16:56 ET

Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces Bills for Free Education and to Rebuild and Heal America with a Robin Hood Tax

 A broad coalition of nurses, students, religious and civil rights groups, environmentalists, labor and housing advocates today...

May 13, 2015, 06:15 ET

Robin Hood Donors Contribute More Than $101 million To Fight Poverty: Paul McCartney Rocks Sold-Out Audience

 At its annual benefit last night, over 4,000 Robin Hood supporters came together to raise more than $101 million for organizations serving New...

Mar 19, 2015, 12:41 ET

Rep. Ellison Reintroduces Wall Street Speculation Bill HR 1464 to Reinvest in American Families and Communities

HR 1464, a bill to establish a small tax on certain Wall Street transactions to raise hundreds of billions of dollars every year to reinvest in...

Mar 19, 2015, 12:26 ET

Paul McCartney to Perform at Robin Hood Benefit On May 12, 2015

Paul McCartney and The Robin Hood Foundation today announced that McCartney and his band will be performing at Robin Hood's annual benefit, to be...

Mar 02, 2015, 07:00 ET

Blue Ridge Labs Moves to Robin Hood

 Blue Ridge Labs, a division of the Blue Ridge Foundation New York, has become part of Robin Hood, New York City's largest poverty-fighting...

Feb 02, 2015, 08:00 ET

Robin Hood Announces Three Finalists for $5 Million Robin Hood College Success Challenge

 Last Friday, three Finalists – Beyond 12, the Education Advisory Board and Kinvolved -- were announced for the Robin Hood College...

Jan 30, 2015, 08:00 ET

David Einhorn Elected as Chair of Robin Hood Board of Directors

At its annual board meeting yesterday, Robin Hood, New York City's largest poverty-fighting organization, elected David Einhorn as Chair of its...

Nov 12, 2014, 09:30 ET

Robin Hood 2014 Heroes Announced

 Robin Hood, New York City's largest poverty-fighting organization, today announced the recipients of its 2014 Heroes Awards at a breakfast...

Oct 22, 2014, 07:00 ET

2014 Robin Hood Investors Conference Raises $6 million To Fight Poverty in NYC

 Yesterday, Robin Hood concluded its 2nd annual Investors Conference, presented by J.P. Morgan and hosted by Hyatt at the Grand Hyatt in New...

Aug 13, 2014, 08:00 ET

Robin Hood Announces Semi-Finalists for $5 Million College Success Challenge

 Robin Hood, New York's largest poverty fighting organization, ideas42, a leading behavioral ideas lab, along with The City University of New...

Jul 25, 2014, 08:00 ET

Emma Bloomberg and Roland G. Fryer, Jr. Elected to Robin Hood Board of Directors

 At its quarterly board meeting on Tuesday, July 22, Robin Hood elected Emma Bloomberg and Roland G. Fryer, Jr., to its board of...

May 13, 2014, 10:06 ET

Robin Hood Donors Raise $60 million at Annual Benefit, Including $35 million for American Dream Fund to Help Immigrants Struggling in Poverty

 Last night at its annual benefit at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, Robin Hood raised $60 million to fight poverty in New York...

May 01, 2014, 16:00 ET

Laura Arnold And Philippe Laffont Elected To Robin Hood Board Of Directors; Steve Cohen Elected To Emeritus Board

Robin Hood is pleased to announce the election of  two new members to its board of directors:  Laura Arnold, co-chair of the Laura and...

Apr 30, 2014, 12:45 ET

Robin Hood Joins Philanthropic Leaders to Pledge Millions to Support Veterans and Military Families

Today, Robin Hood is joining over 30 philanthropic organizations and corporations to announce pledges over the next five years to support veterans...

Apr 02, 2014, 07:00 ET
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New Poverty Tracker Survey Examines Poverty, Hardship and Health in New York City

Today, Robin Hood announced the release of the Poverty Tracker survey results, developed in partnership with Columbia University's Population...

Mar 17, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Robin Hood Launches $5 Million College Success Challenge

 Today at the TEDActive Conference in Whistler, British Columbia, Robin Hood – New York's largest poverty fighting organization...

Dec 17, 2013, 08:01 ET
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Murphy's Masters Donates $28,685 to the Robin Hood Relief Fund

Murphy's Masters, a charitable social club located in Westchester, New York, has made a $28,685 donation to Robin Hood's Relief Fund, to help...

Nov 14, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Robin Hood 2013 Heroes Announced

Robin Hood, New York City's largest poverty-fighting organization, today announced the recipients of its 2013 Heroes Awards at a breakfast...

Aug 12, 2013, 15:37 ET
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Piaget Hamptons Cup Polo Tournament Marks Return of Polo Superstar Nacho Figueras

 Yesterday more than 350 people gathered at the beautiful Equuleus Polo Club in Watermill, New York to cheer the return to the field of polo...

May 14, 2013, 08:00 ET

Robin Hood Raises More than $80.3 million to Fight Poverty in New York City

 Last night at its annual benefit, Robin Hood raised more than $80.3 million for its poverty-fighting efforts in New York City. A sold-out...