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Laura Farmer Sherman recalls doing almost 100 events in the months after the very public dispute two years ago between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood of America. Whether it was speeches, open houses or “Coffees with Komen,” she would talk to “anyone who’d listen” about what the San Diego affiliate does with donations and what would happen if they didn’t raise the money.
Eight Colorado-based nonprofits will share a $500,000 grant to help local youth live healthier lives. The initiative is part of a program launched by global healthcare company GSK.
If someone had a lot if money 30 years ago and wanted to do something philanthropic, they’d start a foundation. “That’s no longer true today,” said Henry Berman, CEO of the Association of Small Foundations (ASF).
UPDATE: World Vision has since reversed this decision. Click here for the full story.
More than 12 years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Sept. 11 Memorial Museum will open its doors to the general public on May 21.
Central Texas charities raised an average of nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars per hour during Amplify Austin, surpassing both last year’s totals and this year’s fundraising goal.
Millennials are an optimistic bunch. Almost 80 percent of 17- to 26-year-olds said they are “optimistic about the direction of their local community,” according to a poll released today by the Clinton Global Initiative University (CHIU). Almost two-thirds of them believe that their generation is “better equipped to handle the greatest issues facing society,” with 72 percent attributing that to their “access to better technology.”
A one-year, $5,000 fellowship to support doctoral research and dissertation writing that contributes to understanding of women’s philanthropy is being offered by The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Applications are due by April 30.
Eric Weinheimer, president and CEO of The Cara Program in Chicago, will become the president and CEO of Donors Forum, also in Chicago, on July 1. Weinheimer will replace Valerie Lies, who will retire at the end of June after 27 years as Donors Forum’s president and CEO.
Some social service agencies think of their clients as being or having a problem. According to Al Condeluci, CEO of Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) in Pittsburgh, Pa., “it is the community and their lack of understanding and acceptance that’s the real problem.”