Foundation Beyond Belief Had a Fantastic Quarter

How did the Foundation Beyond Belief members do during the 3rd Quarter of 2011? *Amazingly* well: We raised a total of $31,240 for our ten beneficiaries and even “funded a full four-year college scholarship for a Guatemalan high school scholar currently in the [Roots & Wings International] program”! We’re about to hit $200,000 in cumulative [Read More…]

Atheists Doing Volunteer Work

I don’t have a better title for this. There’s just a lot of it going on lately. The Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics (AHA!) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison cleaned up garbage on State Street on Sunday. Why? No special reason. They’re just that awesome and they knew no one else was stepping up to do [Read More…]

Foundation Beyond Belief Issues Statement About American Cancer Society Rebuff

For the first time since the story broke, the Foundation Beyond Belief’s Executive Director Dale McGowan has responded to the rejection from the American Cancer Society: It’s common practice for non-profits to decline support when they feel an association would result in a greater loss of support from other donors. Several such incidents have been [Read More…]

Once Again, the American Cancer Society Mishandles the Atheist Donation Problem

Another article about how the American Cancer Society rejected the idea of the Foundation Beyond Belief’s nontheistic National Relay For Life teams. (Thanks, Greta Christina!) Another half-assed excuse-for-an-apology by the ACS that doesn’t even address the actual issue: I’m shocked by how horribly the ACS is handling this issue. It’s clear they’re just hoping no [Read More…]

American Cancer Society ‘Thwarted’ Atheists’ Fundraising Attempt, Says Religion News Service

The first mainstream media article is now up regarding how the American Cancer Society rejected a potential $500,000 from the Stiefel Freethought Foundation because it would have involved atheists doing the fundraising. You can read background on the story here, here, and here. The American Cancer Society has rejected an atheist group’s bid to field [Read More…]