Your Favorite Charities:
My co-blogger Jim's post below reminds me of a question I have been meaning to ask: VC readers, what are your favorite charities, and why? Do you donate to major organizations like the Red Cross or Save the Children? Local charities? The arts? And why do you make the decisions you do?

  Just to focus things a bit, let's stick with charitable causes that are not political candidates or religious organizations such as churches and synagogues.