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Carnegie leadership awards announced

* Carnegie Corporation announced the winners of Academic Leadership Awards, including $500,000 grants for recipients’ academic priorities:

  • Jared L. Cohon, president, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Henry S. Bienen, president, Northwestern University
  • Don M. Randel, president, University of Chicago

* Youth Service America announced commitment of 115 nonprofit groups as partners in celebrating 17th annual National Youth Service Day, April 15-17, to encourage young people to identify community needs and participate in service.

* General Motors Foundation donated $160,000 to support Global Youth Service Day, developed by Youth Service America, and SERVEnet, database of volunteers.

* Youth Service America named Harris Wofford Award winners for 2005:

  • Katie Pugh, college student, Sylacauga, Ala.
  • Alternatives Inc., youth development agency, Hampton, Va.
  • Jasper Newsboy, weekly newspaper, Jasper, Tex.

* Greater Cincinnati Foundation announced staff appointments:

  • Megan Elicker, former foundation intern, named giving strategies assistant
  • Mary LeRoy, formerly clinical biologist, Health Alliance, name private foundation program officer
  • Julia Mace, former communications coordinator, Mariemont City Schools, named communications officer
  • Paul W. Chellgren, retired chairman and CEO, Ashland Inc., named to board of trustees, Anthem Foundation of Ohio, supporting organization of Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

* St. Anthony Park Community Foundation formally affiliated with Saint Paul Foundation to increase grantmaking, enhance credibility, take on larger community issues.

* Debra J. Nelson, former executive, DaimlerChrysler, named vice president, corporate diversity and community affairs, MGM MIRAGE, Las Vegas.

* Tom Marinkovich, former president and chief operating officer, Daniels & Associates, named to board, Daniels Fund, Denver.

* Council on Foundations announced the following award winners:

  • Rien van Gendt, executive director, Van Leer Group Foundation, received 2005 Distinguished Grantmaker Award for lifetime achievement in philanthropy.
  • Nancy Latimer, senior program officer, children and families program, McKnight Foundation, received 2005 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking for work involving child welfare system in Minnesota.
  • Maytree Foundation received 2005 Paul Ylvisaker Award for Public Policy Engagement for work in reforming immigration policy in Canada.

* EPhilanthropy eZine released book, “Nonprofit Internet Strategies,” how-to-guide for integrating traditional and online marketing, communications, fundraising efforts.

* Convio, provider of online constituent management tools, released new online advocacy software to help groups conduct targeted advocacy campaigns.

* Stanford Law School established Immigrants’ Rights Clinic to provide free legal services including deportation representation, domestic violence advocacy.

* Penguin Days in Chicago, San Francisco, New York scheduled for this spring; goal to make open-source software available to nonprofits.

* Girls on the Run International, nonprofit that promotes running for preteens to improve self-esteem, Charlotte, N.C., announced online fundraising efforts using Active Network’s Active Giving Solutions; reported 30 percent increase in online registrations.

* International Partnership for Microbicides made the following board appointments:

  • Els Borst-Eilers, former deputy prime minister, The Netherlands, named chair
  • Alex G. Coutinho, executive director TASO, AIDS service organization of Uganda, named vice chair
  • Rajat Gupta, senior partner worldwide, McKinsey & Company
  • Dr. David Kessler, dean, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Anjali Nayyar, India country director, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

* Connect for Kids, public awareness and advocacy group, announces new website designed to help users find tools, information to improve lives of children, youth, families.

* Communities Foundation of Texas selected Blackbaud, provider of software to nonprofits, to provide software serving statewide donors, nonprofits.

* Film Garden Entertainment, Los Angeles, and Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation created program to produce free documentaries for nonprofits, with help from aspiring film-makers.

* Daniels Fund, Denver, providing free meeting space at group’s offices for nonprofits.

* National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts launched MetLife Foundation in Arts Education Project to improve arts education through partnerships between public schools, community arts schools.

* Camille Clement Gregg, strategic development and telefunding specialist, named vice president, donor relations, Berenberg & D’Alessandro, Jacksonville, Fla.

* Rob Waldron, CEO, Jumpstart, nonprofit developing skills of low-income preschoolers, received Directors Nonprofit Excellence Award from Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy; $25,000 award to fund Jumpstart.

* Max M. Fisher, honorary chair, United Jewish Communities, died at age 96.

* MassMutual to serve as corporate sponsor of Center for Women’s Business Research for 8th year; center creates entrepreneurial opportunities for women.

* Auctionpay, which works with nonprofits on charity auctions and other fundraisers, acquired Archetype Auction Software, producer of auction management software.

* GE, Novartis, Arch Chemicals, received Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Awards from Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy.

* Rosa Agosto, former chief program officer, Educational Alliance, appointed CEO, Girl Scout Council of Greater New York; first Latina CEO for 92-year-old council.

* J. Randall Evans, J.R. Evans and Associates, appointed president, FreshMinistries, faith-based nonprofit, working to improve lives of people, neighborhoods, communities.

* Reading is Fundamental Inc. to coordinate volunteer activities for National Society of Collegiate Scholars in observance of National Youth Service Day, April 15-17.

* Mary Sue Coleman, president, University of Michigan, elected to board of trustees, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

* Film Garden Entertainment and Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation is using aspiring filmmakers to produce documentaries for nonprofit organizations at no cost.

* Council on Foundations selected 14 films for Film and Video Festival during Council’s 56th Annual Conference, April 10-12.

* Grantmakers in Health named the following to its board of directors:

  • James R. Kimmey, president, CEO, Missouri Foundation for Health
  • Ann F. Monroe, president, Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York
  • Robert K. Ross, president and CEO, California Endowment

* Internal Revenue Service to allow corporate foundations to provide relief, without penalties, to employees affected by tsunami.

* Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide health-policy research and funding to health and health policy unit, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, in three-year partnership. Susan Dentzer, correspondent, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, to report for health and hHHealth policy unit beginning March 2005.

* Frank Karel, former vice president of communications, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Rockefeller Foundations received Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy from Grantmakers In Health for work in health communications.

* Russell Reynolds Associates search firm s
elected for CEO search at Council on Foundations.

* Daniels Fund, Denver, offering free meeting space to nonprofits; space available Monday through Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

* Joseph Mouzon, former director of marketing, YMCA San Francisco, named executive director, Groundspring.org.

* eTapestry, web-based donor-database developer, recorded first annual profit of $ 6.5 million in 2004.

* Gloria Pace King, president, United Way Central Carolinas, Charlotte, N.C., named to United Way America’s National Professional Council.

* Mercedes-Benz USA to offer over $1 million in scholarships to 500 high-school seniors who are first in family to attend college; application deadline March 31.

* AGS Foundation to launch “Aging in the Know: Your Gateway to Health and Aging Resources on the Web,” providing free online information on diseases, disorders of older adults.

* Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, executive director, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, appointed vice-chair, strategic planning task force, Prevent Child Abuse America; elected chairperson, chapter network executive council, Prevent Child Abuse America board.

* Rob Waldron, CEO, Jumpstart, received $25,000 grant and Directors Nonprofit Excellence Award from Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy for preschool tutoring services.

* National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts to provide $15,000 to public school for one year as part of national initiative to improve teaching and learning in the arts by advancing partnerships between community schools of the arts and public schools.

* Clemson University Foundation selected Blackbaud software to expand fundraising, increase communication between alumni.

* Gwen Walden, former director, regional programs, California Endowment, named director, Conference and Resource Center, California Endowment to open spring, 2006.

* Camille Clement Gregg, named vice president, donor relations, Berenberg Alessandro, LLP, international philanthropic management firm.

* Max M. Fisher, honorary chair, United Jewish Communities, Jewish Federations of North America, died March 3 at age 96.

* Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group, to continue corporate sponsorship for Center for Women’s Business Research at Leadership level.

* Yale School of Management – Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures announced 20 nonprofits as finalists in business plan competition.

* Fran Ginsburg, former director of development, 92nd Street Y, New York City, named executive director, International Sephardic Education Foundation.* Pikes Peak Community Foundation awarded silver, bronze awards for excellence in communications by 2005 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program, Council on Foundations.

* Partners in School Innovation launched leadership, teaching development program to raise student achievement in areas 30 lowest performing schools.

Five winners worldwide named in Ashoka’s Changemarkers.net Innovation Awards, selected by visitors to website.

* William B. Richards, board member, iMentor, received group’s first annual volunteer of the year award.

* Claire J. Chang, employee of Saint Paul Foundation sine 1997, named director, program planning and special initiatives.

* Vadnais Heights Community Foundation partnering with Saint Paul Foundation to create Vadnais Heights Community Foundation Endowment.

* Boys Hope Girls Hope and Discovery Networks accepting nominations for Opportunity Maker Award through April 15 for child who deserves opportunity to reach full potential through education, skill development.

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