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In celebration of its opening, Opry Mills, Nashville, TN, has awarded $200,000 in grants to support literacy programs in Tennessee as part of its Hats Off to Literacy program. The Nashville Public Library received a $100,000 grant during the Mill’s opening ceremonies.
Charitableway.com and the National Charities Information Bureau announced a partnership that will faciltate online giving. NCIB will provide information reports in national charities and guidelines for giving wisely to individuals visiting Charitable.com’s web site.
Members of Peace College’s class of 2000 have raised $5,000 in the college’s first-ever Senior Class Gift project. The money is earmarked to support Peace’s new academic building. Seventy-four percent of the class participated. A commemorative granite stone will be placed in front of the building.
Thanks to an $8.2 million dollar fundraising effort, the East Palo Alto Boys and Girls Club will open in June and serve as many as 500 children per day. The 25,000 ft facility is just one of many projects breathing new life into the once struggling community.
Comerica Charitable Foundation, Detroit, MI donated $10,000 to the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Detroit. The donation fufilled Comerica’s pledge to donate $1 to the organization for each brick sold by the Detroit Tigers in the construction of their Walk of Fame. Each $1 provieds 16 meals to the hungry in the Gleaners community.
Olive Pittman Worth, of Raleigh, has been awarded the William Peace Medallion, Peace College’s highest honor, to pay homage to her 75-year commitment to Peace College. Worth, a 1925 graduate of Peace College, currently serves as chair of the Peace College Foundation and is an honorary trustee of the college.