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Notices for 5-2-03

  • 2003 National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 5, 2003 in Denver, Colorado. For more information, call 800-944-6847 or visit the web site.
  • 2003 U.S. Green Building Council International Conference and Exposition, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and Urban Land Institute, will be held Nov. 12-14, 2003 in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, call 202-828-7422 or visit the web site.
  • Williams Overman Pierce & Co. and Poyner & Spruill LLP will co-host a free seminar for nonprofits, “How to Protect Yourself, Your Tax-Exempt Organization and Your Board” on Thursday, May 8, 2003, from 8:30-10:30am, at their Raleigh, North Carolina offices. The seminar will include ample time for questions, answers, and discussion. Continental breakfast will be served. The seminar is free, but limited to the first 50 pre-registered attendees. To submit an online registration form, visit or call 919.782.1120 or e-mail your name, address, and phone number to
  • 5th annual Hands On San Francisco Day, presented by The Home Depot®, will be held on May 10, 2003 and is expected to gather 1,500 volunteers from San Francisco corporations, community organizations and individual community members to complete more than 6,000 hours of community service at 50 projects across the city’s 11 districts and Hands On San Francisco (Hands On) needs volunteers. Hands On San Francisco Day volunteers will paint schools, repair houses for low-income residents, refurbish parks and playgrounds, plant trees and gardens, box groceries, and prepare meals for the needy Hands On San Francisco Day volunteers are encouraged to raise $25 in pledges, with all proceeds benefiting Hands On’s year round programs. Prizes will be awarded to top individual and team fundraisers. Individual volunteers will participate in the event along with volunteer teams, coordinated by community groups and local corporations. Community teams will include alumni organizations, schools and religious groups. Corporate teams will include employees from The Home Depot, Swinerton Builders, Bank of America, Plumtree Software, CT Corporation, Digitas, and Visa. Volunteers must be at least 7 years old and a parent or guardian must accompany those under 18. Volunteer activities will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information on Hands On San Francisco Day 2003, including sponsorship details and how to register as an individual volunteer or as a team, go to, or email, or call 415-541-9616.
  • Boston Foundation awarded over $10 million to nonprofits and $300,000 to nine arts groups in Boston area.
  • Verizon Foundation, New York, awarded over $7.9 million to 400 nonprofits in 2002.
  • Wisconsin Humanities Council, Madison, Wis., received $15,000 from Verizon Foundation.
  • Fifteen companies have donated or provide discounted equipment through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation in the year since Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, pledged $3.9 million to equip an emergency operations center at CDC.
  • The PGE Foundation, Portland, Ore., awarded first-quarter 2003 grants totaling $92,000 to 18 groups.
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, is creating endowments totaling $4.5 million at the University of Chicago and Bryn Mawr College to honor its retiring board chairman, Hanna Holborn Gray.
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development, German Marshall Fund of the United States and Charles Steward Mott Foundation have launched a $25 million initiative to support good governance in Southeastern Europe.
  • The University of Illinois at Chicago has been awarded $8 million by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to identify and evaluate smoking cessation programs targeted at adolescents who typically do not benefit from traditional adult-oriented cessation programs.
  • The Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit, has awarded 27 grants totaling $726,890 to nonprofits in its seven-county region.
  • The Lilly Endowment, Indianapolis, has awarded $50 million to its Indiana Genomics Initiative, which it launched in December 2000 with a $105 million grant.
  • Altria Group, parent company of Kraft Foods, Philip Morris International and Philip Morris USA, has awarded more than $2.6 million to 123 arts groups in New York City.
  • Verizon Foundation, New York, awarded $25,000 to Urban Ministries of Durham, N.C.
  • Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Atlanta, received $30,000 from Watson-Brown Foundation, Thomson, Ga.
  • Boys and Girls Club of America, New York, received $870,000 from New York Life Foundation.
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami will spend up to $10 million on an initiative to improve training for journalists and encourage the news media to invest more in midcareer education and professional development.
  • Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research at the University of California, Riverside, has received an $800,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to find, catalog and microfilm the state’s newspapers.
  • James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, awarded $1.7 million to California youth projects.
  • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Geneva-Cointrin, Switzerland, awarded $8.4 million over two years to government of Rwanda, Africa.
  • Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, New York, awarded $15 million to Syracuse University, New York.
  • National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, received $700,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York.
  • Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Winston-Salem, N.C. awarded $150,000 to AIDS Care Service Inc., and $400,000 to Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, both in Winston-Salem.
  • Simple Living, Mount Airy, N.C., received $5,000 from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, N.C.
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, awarded: * $4 million to 14 groups to support conservation and sustainable development in the Lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia. * $3.5 million to 18 groups to support conservation and sustainable development in the Southern Andes region of Bolivia and Peru. * $1.3 million to five groups working to improve reproductive health and rights for young people in Mexico. * $1 million to three groups to help reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. * $850,000 to Community Catalyst, Boston, for Chicago portion of RealBenefits, program to help low-income individuals and families get public funds for which they are eligible. * $600,000 to two Chicago projects to involve volunteers in supervising and rehabilitating young people in legal trouble.
  • Corus Entertainment donated $2 million to Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, to establish entertainment chair in women in management.
  • Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, awarded 14 grants totaling $1 million to improve education opportunities for underserved students.
  • Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, Calif., awarded $1.3 million in technology grants to nonprofits throughout U.S.
  • Cargill Foundation, Minneapolis, awarded $6.8 million to nine arts and civic groups in Minneapolis.

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