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- Thomas Ruppaner, president of the United Way Bay Area, San Francisco, CA will share his leadership approach at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, March 23. The event is co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club and the Management Center. Call 415-597-6705 for reservations.
- Los Angeles County Education Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, received $15,000 from AirTouch Communications to support the implementation of an anger-management training curriculum in ten juvenile court community schools in the Los Angeles area.
- Mike Milken, financier and philanthropist, will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual eHealthcare World in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Hilton, May 1-3, 2000. Contact 800-535-1812 for details.
- Guide Dog Foundation, Smithtown, New York, received $30,000 from the Bank of Smithtown’s Second Community Dog Walk. The funds will be used to train a team of a guide dog and visually impaired student.
- Children’s Partnership, Washington, DC, awarded $300,000 by the Markle Foundation, New York, NY, to fund online development programs for low-income Americans. The grant is part of a $1 million dollar committment by the Markle Foundation to close the “digital divide”.
- RIF, Washington, DC, received $100,000 from GTE to fund children’s and family literacy. The donation came from GTE’s fund-raising initiative “Check Into Literacy” where GTE customers can choose to donate $1 a month to literacy programs via their GTE bills.
- Ted Turner and Kofi Annan were presented with Rotary International Polio Eradication Champion Award. Annan brokered the “days of tranquility” in several countries amid civil unrest, allowing health volunteers to administer vaccines to children. Turner helped fight the disease with his donation to the United Nations Foundation.
- NC Center for Nonprofits will hold its statewide conference, “Celebrating North Carolina’s Nonprofit Sector: Growing Strong Together”, October 19-20 at the North Raleigh Hilton. Call to register, 919-790-1555.