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- The National Meditation Center for World Peace will be hosting a volunteer tour and cultural tour to the Philippines in an effort to allow more people the opportunity to be involved in humanitarian work. For more information, go to http://www.nationalmeditation.org
- Portland State University’s Institute for Nonprofit Management is offering its newly-redesigned Northwest Nonprofit Symposium on September 22, 2003, in Portland, Oregon. This one-day event will focus on two topics of keen interest to the nonprofit sector. A morning fishbowl-style interactive discussion will center on the changing and crucial role of philanthropists in shaping and affecting the work of nonprofit organizations. The afternoon forum will explore the impact of state and local fiscal crises on our organizations, our clients, and our communities. There will be a chance to visit, share, and network over lunch. The day together will close with a thoughtful wrap-up and a reception to honor the recipients of the Governors’ Community Partnership Award. For information, please contact, Sharon Hasenjaeger, Institute for Nonprofit Management, Portland State University. Tel: (503)725-8221 Fax: (503)725-8045
- The Financial Management Training Center is pleased to announce the release of Short Course 15: Creating Value in the Nonprofit Sector. The course introduces value-based management to professionals who work for nonprofit and non-governmental organizations. The course can be downloaded over the internet at http://www.exinfm.com/training.
- The first annual “Colon Cancer Masquerade Ball,” will be held on May 9, 2003 from 7pm to Midnight in New York City at the Regent Wall Street Hotel. Proceeds from the gala will help support the CCNetwork’s “Ninety in Nine” campaign. The Masquerade Ball will feature unique entertainment and a silent auction with autographed celebrity memorabilia and exclusive gifts. The event’s presenting sponsor is EXACT Sciences Corporation, a Mass.-based applied genomics company. Tickets for the event are $300 per person. Honorary Gala Co-Chairs will be the Honorable President William Jefferson Clinton and the Honorable Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Honored Guests Ms. Katie Couric, from NBC’s Today Show, and Dr. Sidney Winawer will be honored for their commitment to raising awareness of colorectal cancer screening.
- The Classical Station, WCPE, ended its Spring Pledge 2003 on an upbeat note Friday, April 11, with 5,091 listeners making pledges of $440,921 in support of Great Classical Music.
- Maxine Swalin, who with her late husband, Dr. Benjamin F. Swalin, revived the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra two-thirds of a century agoand built it into a national treasure, will accept the North Caroliniana Society Award on her 100th birthday, May 7, 2003. The award annually recognizes a North Carolinian who has made extraordinary contributions to the state’s history, literature and culture.
- The San Francisco Commission and Department on the Status of Women are pleased to announce the release of a groundbreaking report focused on girls in San Francisco. This report, entitled “A Report on Girls in San Francisco, Benchmarks for the Future,” is the first of its kind analysis and review on the status of San Francisco girls on social, economic, educational, health and criminal justice issues. The report also represents a committed effort by the Commission and Department on the Status of Women to conduct gender analysis as the first step to advancing sound public policy that meets the needs of women and girls. The report will be presented to the public on Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at the Women’s Building, Audre Lorde Room, Second Floor, at 3543 18th Street in San Francisco, California. The full report and executive summary will be available to download on our website on or after April 23, 2003, at http://www.sfgov.org/dosw. If you have any questions regarding the release of the report or the report itself, please contact Ann Lehman at 415-252-2572 or email@example.com, or Carol Sacco at 415-252-2574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Raleigh Police Chief Jane Perlov will be the speaker at the first educational symposium held by the newly created Jewish Women’s Foundation of Raleigh-Cary on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30PM. The program, open to the public, will be held at Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a desert reception following. For further information contact the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Federation at (919) 676-2200.
- Women & Philanthropy awarded John Kostishack, Executive Director of the Otto Bremer Foundation, its seventh annual Leadership for Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Award, along with $10,000, at its 26th annual meeting April 27, 2003 in Dallas, Texas. This prestigious award honors John’s championship and commitment to human rights for disadvantaged people and equity for women and girls. The LEAD Award is designed to honor outstanding leadership in philanthropy for promoting equity and diversity in grantmaking – adopting a lens that integrates gender, race, class, disability, age and sexuality in making grants decisions and in foundation leadership.