According to a recent Salt Lake Tribune article:
On behalf of the Mormon church, four female leaders donated $120,000 on Thursday to community centers in Utah to expand medical services for children who have been abused.
Also, according to a recent article in the Deseret News:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated a temple in Philadelphia, but Wednesday another building opened in Philadelphia that was built in part thanks to a donation [estimated at $2.5M] by the LDS Church.
While I applaud the former, I’m much less excited about the latter. In fact, I wish the 2 had been reversed, with $2.5 million going for medical services to children around the world “who have been abused.” After all, the LDS Church is a global church.
It would be worthwhile if the Church leadership set up a non-GA advisory council to make recommendations on potential charitable donations. They could provide a valuable service by helping to establish priorities.