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* California Endowment, Los Angeles, has named Cynthia Ann Telles, director, Spanish-Speaking Psychosocial Clinic, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, UCLA School of Medicine, as board chair, and Arthur Chen, medical director, Alameda Alliance for Health, Alameda County, as vice chair. Endowment also named Peter Long, independent health policy consultant, as senior program officer for foundation’s Access to Health Services program.

* Diane Olberg, independent consultant, named director of communications, James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco.

* Emmett  D. Carson, president and CEO, Minneapolis Foundation, elected board chair, Council on Foundations, Washington, D.C. Gary L. Yates, president and CEO, California Wellness Foundation, elected vice chair.

* Naomi T. Tacuyan, program coordinator, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, named communications associate, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Washington, D.C.

* Diane K. Smith promoted to vice president of operations and administration, Saint Paul Foundation. Foundation board also elected Scott Jones, chairman, BancPlan, to board of directors.

* David J. Cortiella, former executive director, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, community development corporation in Boston, named president, Development Training Institute, Baltimore, succeeding Joseph McNeely, founding president, who is stepping down after 22 years.

* Leighton E. “Lee” Cluff, second president of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., died April 14, Gainsville, Fla.

* Susan Cook Hoganson, executive director and CEO, Enterprise for High School Students, named president and CEO, Laguna Honda Foundation, San Francisco.

* Mary Lou Makepeace, former mayor, Colorado Springs, Colo., named executive director, Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, Colorado Springs.

* Linda Bush, president and CEO, SafeRent Inc., named chief operating office, Gill Foundation, Denver.

* Sandra B. Henriquez, administrator and CEO, Boston Housing Authority, named president, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, Washington, D.C.

* Patrick Ball, director, Human Rights Program for the Benetech Initiative, recipient of 2003 Lawler Award for humanitarian contributions from Association for Computing Machinery for leadership in creation of open-source technologies that enable non-governmental organizations to document and analyze human rights violations throughout the world.

* Marilyn W. Smith, executive director, Communities in Schools, named vice president and director of programs, Reading is Fundamental, Washington, D.C.

* Council on Foundations, Washington, D.C., and Communications Network named 81 winners of 2004 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards for Excellence in Communications.

* Nonprofit and healthcare-firm members of Partnership for Quality Medical Donations provided $1.4 billion in medicines and medical supplies in 2003.

* Community Development Venture Capital Alliance presented awards to Salvage Direct, online auction and salvage management company serving auto insurance industry, and Ryla Teleservices, call center providing outsourced customer contact, data verification and   validation services for financial services clients.

* Community Voice Mail, Seattle, received 2004 Industry Achievement Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Community” from Washington Software Association.

* Greater Cincinnati Foundation named three board members — Thomas  G. Cody, vice chairman, Federated Department Stores; Nancy K. Swanson, vice president, North Carolina family care division, Procter and Gamble; and Jane V. Domaschko.

* El Pomar Foundation received FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.

* Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, chief, scoliosis service, Hospital for Special Surgery, received 2004 Humanitarian Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

* Elizabeth M. Baumgarten, program director and counsel, Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest, elected executive director.

* Amy Dominguez-Arms named program director for California perspectives, James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco.

* Richard L. “Dick” Boyd, president, York/Adams Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, received Joseph A. Beirne Community Services Award, United Way of America.

* Sarah Di Troia, former principal, Axxon Capital, named associate director, Center for Effective Philanthropy, Cambridge, Mass.

* David Schreier, former national director for corporate development, American Diabetes Association, joined Growth Design Corp., Milwaukee, as consultant.

* Clifford “Cliff” L. Stanley, former executive vice president, University of Pennsylvania, named president, Scholarship America, Minneapolis.

* Adobe Systems co-founders John E. Warnock and Charles M. Gerschke, inventor Maurice Kanbar, and Paula Apsell, executive producer, NOVA, honored at 27 annual awards dinner, Exploratorium, San Francisco.

* Kavita N. Ramdas, president and CEO, Global Fund for Women, received LEAD Award, highest honor of Women & Philanthropy.

* America’s Community Bankers is first trade association recipient of corporate social responsibility awards from PR News.

* Society for Nonprofit Organizations launched career web site at

* John Crowl, former publisher, Chronicle of Philanthropy, joined board of directors, software-maker Third Sector Systems, Waterbury, Vt.

* LRP Publications in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has acquired Education Daily and 19 other education and nonprofit newsletters from Aspen Publishers in New York, subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer.

* Community Health Charities selected by Institutional Investor News as beneficiary of all proceeds from silent auction at 11th Annual Mutual Funds Industry Awards.

* World Monuments Fund and Getty Conservation Institute, with lead funding from J.M. Kaplan Fund, launched GCI-WMF Iraq Cultural Heritage Conservation Initiative to address damage to Iraq’s cultural heritage during and after 2003 war.

* More than half of Colorado nonprofits responding to survey by El Pomar Foundation reported having one month or less of operating budget in cash reserve fund. Foundation elected Jane L. Rawlings, assistant to the publisher, The Pueblo Chieftain, Pueblo, Colo., and Jeffrey K. Trujillo, business development manager, PeopleSoft, Denver, to its board of trustee.

* Joy McCann Foundation, Tampa, Fla., has made $150,000 awards for educators and mentors in teaching, research or patient care to Kathleen M. Foley, professor of neurology and neuroscience and professor of clinical pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Mary D. Naylor, professor of nursing and director of RAND/Hartford Center for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Health Care Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; and Jeannette E. South-Paul, professor and chair, department of family medicine, and medical director, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System.

* Volunteers, including Phyllis McCray, Marilynne Stander and Joy Munn, honored by Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation.

* Foundation Source, Norwalk, Conn., signed strategic agreement to provide private foundation services to clients of City National Bank, Los Ang

* American Jewish World Service, New York, is collecting funds to support humanitarian relief efforts for people facing violence, displacement, food shortages and racial killings in Darfur, Sudan.

* Estimated 500,000 people volunteer in 3,200 hospice organizations each year, says National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Va.

* Goodwill says more than 600,000 people benefited from its job-training and career services in 2003, up 5.7 percent from 2002, and it generated record-high $2.21 billion in revenue, up 7.8 percent.

* Key differentiators for long-term educational success are teacher professional development, improved student achievement and programs that continue to scale up beyond life of grant, according to study by Center for Children & Technology, division of Educational Development Center, Armonk, N.Y.

* Deloitte & Touche USA, ran largest-ever United Way electronic workplace-giving campaign, raising $13.7 million. More than 500 workplace groups using United eWay system raised more than $108 million in U.S. in 2003.

* Goldman Sachs Foundation and Institute of International Education named 20 sophomores from colleges and universities in U.S. and  Canada as 2004 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders, with each receiving $3,000.

* John Ziffren, television producer, Los Angeles, elected to Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles.

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