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Notices for 10-30-02

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  • Community 101 received a $114,500 grant and Portland State University received a $50,000 grant from the PGE Foundation.
  • Natasha Nimmons has been hired as the new Program Associate for the Winston-Salem Foundation.
  • Combined Jewish Philanthropies recently received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a website designed to rate the financial health of 1,700+ charities.
  • The Rockefeller Foundation has announced its 2002 Next Generation Leadership Fellows. To see the list of individuals, visit the website at http://www.rockfound.org/display.asp?context=1&Collection=1&DocID=546&Preview=0&ARCurrent=1
  • The Foundation for Good Business hosted its 8th Annual Extra Special Super Kids Fundraiser on October 17, 2002 at Big Ed’s in the City Market, Raleigh, NC. The benefit raised $20,000 to be used for scholarships.
  • Cary Visual Art will host The Art Ball 2002 on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary, NC. The annual black tie event will encourage individuals to support the commissioning and placement of public art in Cary, NC. For more information or tickets, contact Laura Harrar at 919-468-9500 or email caryvisualart@mindspring.com.
  • Daniel Kronenfield, former executive director for the Henry Street Settlement, will be the first Senior Fellow at the Fund for the City of New York. For more information about the program, email info@fcny.org.
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Raleigh will partner with the Carolina Panthers to host the team’s 6th annual Tackle Hunger Program in Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 from 2:30 to 4:30pm. For more information, visit the website.
  • The Advertising Council, along with the Afterschool Alliance and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, will show public service announcements (PSA) to help Americans support afterschool programs.
  • George E. Espy, former executive director of Seventh Generation, will be the new president of the Ohio Grantmakers Forum.
  • Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced that the MLB-MLBPA Disaster Relief Fund will give $2 million to Families of Freedom 2, a scholarship program created by the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America. For more information, visit the website.
  • The First Annual NC Sustainable Business Awards were given to six companies on October 23, 2002 at an awards presentation at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The winners were: Weyerhaeuser; Food Lion, LLC; Brown & Jones Architects, Inc.; US Army, Fort Bragg; US Environmental Protection Agency; and EnergyXchange. For more information on the awards, call 919-839-2111.
  • The Grantmakers of Effective Organizations and the Grantmakers Evaluation Network will merge their companies effective October 17, 2002 and will be headquartered at 1528 18th Street NW, Washington, DC. For more information on the merger, visit GEO at http://www.geofunders.org.

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