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What was once fallow land after being strip-mined for 30 years will become the third major memorial to the September 11 attacks – and the only one that’s part of the National Park Service (NPS). The first phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial, which broke ground in November 2009, will be dedicated this month. It will allow visitors to get as close as they’ve been able to get to the crash site in nearly a decade. NPS is expecting some 15,000 to 20,000 visitors for the September 10 dedication and September 11 remembrance ceremony. As many as 300,000 visitors are expected annually visit the site. A significant portion of the memorial will be dedicated this month while another half remains to be built.
CDR Fundraising Group in Bowie, Md., has been sold to direct marketing entrepreneur James Moore. In the fundraising space, Moore already owns Barton Cotton in Baltimore, Md., Bernard Data Solutions in Broomfield, Colo., and Resource One in Tulsa, Okla.
Anna Maria Chávez, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas in San Antonio, has been selected to run the national operation. She’ll assume her new role as chief executive officer during the Girl Scouts National Council Session/52nd convention in November.
Editor’s Note: The March of Dimes (MoD) has come a long way from the days when the organization actually asked donors for a 10-cent coin. Databases that drive events have really taken hold and pushed direct response to donor prospects and long-time supporters alike. Larry May, head of nonprofit strategy for Infogroup, sat down with Carol Portale, MoD’s senior vice president, constituent relationship management and direct response. This past February, Portale received the DMA Nonprofit Federation’s Max L. Hart Award for lifetime achievement, recognizing her work at MoD, as well as her leadership in the industry. The conversation was a few days before the annual March for Babies, MoD’s premier fundraising event. They talked about the evolution of the MoD brand, the transformation of the organization into the digital age, and what she sees for the future of fundraising. Here’s how it went.
People who give to a religious group are almost three times more likely to give to another charity than those who do not give to religion. They will also give to more charities, according to a recent national survey by The NonProfit Times and Infogroup.
New Jersey has shot down a trial balloon that would make it mandatory for nonprofits to provide donors an opportunity to designate a specific program when they make their gifts.
Jill Schumann will end her 10-year run as president & CEO of Lutheran Services in America (LSA). She’ll leave the Baltimore, Md.-based human service behemoth effective December 31.
Peter Goldberg, president & CEO of The Families International group of nonprofits in Milwaukee, died suddenly August 12 of a massive heart attack while on vacation with his family in Maine. He was 63.
Five grants totaling almost $14 million were announced Aug. 4 in the second round of Social Innovation Fund (SIF) awards.
Bernadine Healy, M.D., a controversial chief executive who ran the American Red Cross from 1999 through 2001, reportedly died Saturday from complications of a brain tumor. She was 67. Healy’s tenure at the Red Cross was delayed as she sought treatment for a brain tumor.