Posts Tagged ‘Philanthropy’

One of Abe Pollin’s ‘Adopted’ Kids Looks Back on His Philanthropy

Abe Pollin brought big buildings (Cap Centre, Verizon Center) and people (Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali) and teams (Washington Commandos, anyone?) to this area.
But he also brought hope.
"He was a businessman, that's what the accolades were for," said Tiffany Alston, an attorney in Upper Marlboro, upon hearing of Pollin's death. "But looking back now, as an [...]

Council Auctions Off Baseball Tickets It Doesn’t Have

As their baseball-suite squabble with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has festered over the past two weeks, members of the D.C. Council have had a ready reply to any accusations of cravenness in their ticket-grubbing: We don't use them ourselves! We give them away to constituents!
LL is glad to see that those magnanimous impulses haven't seen [...]