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- Cable television pioneer, Bill Daniels, died March 7 at the age of 79. Daniels was a dedicated philanthropist whose donations included a $22 million gift to the University of Denver and he recently worked to bring the National Cable Television Center and Museum to Denver.
- Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has pledged $100,000 to the Capital Campaign of the NC Community Colleges Foundation.
- Madison Center and Hospital will hold a 5K and 10K run, 5K walk and Kids Fun Run Sunday, October 1. Proceeds will benefit the Center, Hospital and the College Football Hall of Fame. Call 219-283-1136 for details.
- Stanford University awarded $150 million by James H. Clark, former computer science professor and founder of Netscape and Silicon Graphics to construct a biomedical engineering center.
- St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN received $1.5 million dollar endowment from Sterling Jewlers, Inc., parent company of Kay Jewelers. The endowment will support the hospital’s Solid Tumor Clinic’s efforts to treat and cure tumors in the bones, brain, and eyes of children.
- Yahoo is offering ten web-savvy applicants the opportunity to put their skills to use for deserving nonprofits. Winning applicants will receive training at Yahoo!’s California headquarters and a $5,000 grant for a 10-week internship with a charity partner. Applications will be accepted through March 15 and winners will be announced April 14.
- United Way of Greater Los Angeles, CA received a $219,000 grant from the UPS Foundation. The grant is one of nearly $42 million donated to the United Way nationwide by UPS.
- Monsanto Fund, St. Louis, has pledged $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in the flood-ravaged Mozambique in South Africa. The aid will help the Red Cross provide food, shelter, medicine, and clothing to flood survivors.