The Ford Foundation will award $1.3 million in grants October 13, 2000 to ten innovative government programs recognized for exceptional achievement. Each program will receive $100,000 for its efforts. Currently there are ninety-six programs competing for the ten awards.
Wireless communications marketplace, Sundial, New York has partnered with Seattle’s GreaterGood.com as part of its growing committment to social responsibility. Sundial customers will now be able to direct a percentage of their wireless purchases at no extra cost to nonprofits and schools of their choice.
Janet Wilson, Dublin, VA, awarded President Clinton’s Daily Points of Light Award for her work as a volunteer at the Women’s Resource Center of New River Valley since 1990.
Seattle University, Seattle, WA, awarded $2 million by Kent L. Johnson, managing director of Alexander Hutton Venture Partners, Seattle. The grant will be used to fund the establishment of a professorship in entreprenuership at the Albers School of Business and Economics.
UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, awarded $1 million by William Pratt, chairman of Micro Devices, Greensboro. The gift will purchase equipment for a new science facility.
Cate M. Roberts, former manager of community relations for FleetBoston Financial, Providence, has been named director of community affairs at Textron Inc., Providence, RI.
Bank of America Foundation has awarded $15,000 in Community Catalyst grants to keep Orlando Beautiful, Keep Manatee Beautiful and Jacksonville’s Nature Center. As part of this initiative, $225,000 in grants were made to 51 cities nationwide this quarter.
Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Seattle, WA, awarded $25,000 to the Youth Center for Human Rights in Moscow to develop a human rights curriculum to counter extremist, xenophobic propaganda in Russian communities.
Glaxo Wellcome Foundation, RTP, NC, pledged $1.5 million over three years to develop a program on health outcomes at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health.
Nan P. Perkins, former vice president for enrollment management, named vice president for institutional advancement, Elon College, Elon, NC.
Betsy Mosely, associate director of planned giving named director of planned giving, Furman University, Greenville, SC.
Janis L. Strout, former development officer the Funding Exchange, New York, named executive director, A Territory Resource, Seattle, WA.
Susan Hughes, former executive director American Diabetes Association Hawaii, named executive director, Arthritis Foundation Hawaii, Honolulu.