WEEK OF DEC. 22
* Teagle Foundation, New York City, named three to board: Sol Gittleman, professor of German, Tufts University; Mary Patterson McPherson, vice president, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and former president, Bryn Mawr College; and Pauline Yu, president, American Council of Learned Societies, New York City.
* Goldman Sachs Foundation named three to board: Josef Joffe, publisher and editor, Die Zeit, German newspaper; Stuart Rothenberg, head, real estate principal investment area, Goldman, Sachs; and Dinakar Singh, head, principal strategies department, Goldman Sachs.
* Miguel Bustos, former program officer, Marguerite Casey Foundation, named policy and community relations advisor, Community Technology Foundation of California, San Francisco.
* Irene Ibarra, former director, LA Health Action, named executive vice president, California Endowment, Woodland, Hills, Calif.
* Robert B. Pamplin, Oregon philanthropist, entrepreneur and historic preservationist, is creating The Pamplin Institute to promote entrepreneurship, civic engagement and sense of history in the state.
* Over 700 businesses have joined Business Strengthening America, a Washington, D.C.-based program to engage industry and community leaders in campaign to encourage civic engagement through volunteer service.
WEEK OF DEC. 15
* Grantmakers in Health, Washington, D.C., named two to board: Kim Moore, president, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, Hutchinson, Kan., and Susan Zepeda, CEO, HealthCare Foundation for Orange County, Calif.
* Margaret O’Brien-Molina, chapter communicator, Greater Houston Area chapter, American Red Cross, named officer of communications, marketing and government relations, new American Red Cross service area 4, serving Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
* Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, professor, family and preventive medicine and chief, division of epidemiology, University of California, San Diego, received 2003 Research achievement award from American Heart Association.
* Alan Burns and Jack Kirn, both of Lexington, Ky.-based Dararb Food Group, received 2003 Business of Promises award from City of Lexington and Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Community of Promise program.
* Premier Health Partners, Dayton, Ohio, is partnering with Wright State School of Medicine and Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center to create new Department of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, Wright State.
* VIP Community Services, New York City, announced new service to provide free, or low-cost counseling to families of people fighting substance abuse.
WEEK OF DEC. 8
* Rey Ramsey, CEO, One Economy Corp., Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, named board chair, Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, Ga.
* Edward Seidman, professor of psychology and coordinator of community psychology program, New York University, named senior vice president, programs, William T. Grant Foundation.
* James W. and Patricia Traugott Rouse, founders, The Enterprise Foundation, received Henry Morrison Flagler builder award from Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Foundation gives loans, grants and consulting services to nonprofits that are building and revitalizing neighborhoods nationwide.
* William D. Boyce, late founder, Boy Scouts of America, honored by President Bush as part of The Extra Mile – Points of Light Foundation Volunteer Pathway, national monument in Washington, D.C. Ballington and Maud Booth, founders of Volunteers of America, Alexandria, Va., also honored.
* Pioneer Santas, program of InConTra, subsidiary of Japan Airlines, sent 400 volunteers dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus to cities worldwide to deliver gifts to agencies for orphans, needy, aged and mentally and physically challenged.
* The Wallace Foundation, New York City, accepting proposals from all states for project to improve preparation and working conditions of education leaders. Up to 20 states will be selected by June 2004.
WEEK OF DEC. 1
* National Association for College Admission Counseling, Alexandria, Va., gave human relations award to Daniels Fund, Denver, for its Daniels college prep and scholarship program.
* Medical relief group Direct Relief International, Santa Barbara, Calif., was one of five charities to receive 99 percent or better ranking in Consumers Digest 2003 survey.
* Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Active Living by Design selected 25 partnerships nationwide to receive $200,000 each to increase active living through community design, land use, transportation, architecture, trails and parks.
* Emmanuel Ofoso Yeboah, cyclist and disability awareness activist from Ghana, named 2003 Casey Martin award winner for athlete who has overcome physical, mental, societal or cultural challenges to excel in their sport. With the $25,000 grant from Nike, Yeboah will give $5,000 to Challenged Athletes Foundation, Del Mar, Calif., and $20,000 to help disabled in Ghana.
* John Marshall Lee, financial professional, Fairfield, Conn., named 2004 president, Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, Park Ridge, Ill., and Allan G. Hancock, financial professional, Altoona, Pa., named vice president.
* Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, White Plains, N.Y., gave awards to six people and a corporation: Dr. Moshe Talpaz, for development of new drug therapies; Jim McKinnis, executive creative director, Tracy Locke partners, Dallas, for pro-bono public service campaign; Bruce Cleland, for creating fundraising idea that became Team In Training; Norb Sieber, chair of the society’s board; Dennis F. Moore, for treatment of patients with hematological malignancies; W. Stratford May Jr., professor and program director, Shands Cancer Center, University of Florida; Computer Associates International, Islandia, N.Y., for support of annual Light the Night Walk.