Dr. William Roper, dean of the UNC School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, named trustee Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Skillman Foundation, Detroit, MI, awarded $300,000 to Metromatrix Human Services, Detroit, MI, for a youth diversion and education program.
Alan Ofsevit, Baltimore, MD, recognized by the Points of Light Foundation, Washington, DC. Mr. Ofsevit, owner of a software company, helped install a network system in the South Baltimore Learning Center’s computer lab and then trained the staff how to use it.
El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso, TX, awarded $18,000 to El Paso Lighthouse for the Blind, El Paso, TX to purchase six computer work stations.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, awarded $5.8 million for internet access and computer training to 376 libraries in the poorer areas of Ontario, Canada.
Charles Stuart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI, awarded $300,000 to Southern Echo, Jackson, MS, for community outreach program assistance in surrounding southern states.
Lilly Endowment, Indianapolis, IN, awarded Reach for Youth, Indianapolis, IN $216,525 to support the establishemnt of a new administrative office.
Dallas Women’s Foundation, Dallas, TX, awarded $13,000 to the Woman to Woman program, Dallas, TX to support services for HIV positive women and their children.
El Pomar Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO, awarded $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Denver, to support mentor programs.
Goizeuta Foundation, Atlanta, GA, awarded $770,000 to the U of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Services, Athens, GA to establish the Childhood Development Associate Training Project in support of the Georgia Early Learning Initiative.