Notices for 4-26-00

  • 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 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.

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