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Wachovia golf event nets $1 million for Teach for America

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* Wachovia Championship, Charlotte, N.C., golf competition sponsored by Wachovia Corporation, awarded $1 million to Teach for America, bringing total donated to nonprofit over four years to almost $5.7 million.* Queens Library Foundation received two-year, $240,500 grant from New York Life Foundation to enhance Best Out of School Time, after-school program, and to support new High School Tutor Program.

* Kennesaw State University, Georgia, unveiled 175-ton, $1 million sculpture at entrance to new social sciences building, built by Finnish-American artist Eino, commissioned and financed by PowerBar founders Jennifer and Brian Maxwell, in tribute to environmentalist David Brower.

* Learning Links, Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Grants for Kids program, awarded 167 grants totaling $139,880 for educational programs in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana in 2006-07 school year.

* Mercy Housing Lakefront, Chicago-based supportive-housing developer for the poor and homeless, received grant and building materials from USG Foundation to support Near North Apartments, 96-unit, single-room development.

* Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer received $50,000 gift from Big O Tires Inc., Centennial, Colo., and its 540 stores.

* Nonprofit Finance Fund, New York, received additional $1.2 million from Ford Foundation to provide financial and business management services to public service media organizations, including NPR and PBS.

* Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, created after 1984 Olympics, awarded grants totaling $849,787 to 13 organizations.

* Jobs to Careers, four-year, $15.3 million effort to support frontline healthcare workers, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson and Hitachi foundations, named nine lead partners to receive initial grants to develop local partnerships.

* Keystone Center, Keystone, Colo., received $20,500 grant from Denver Foundation to support expansion of Classroom Access to Science Education program to 300 low-income students from six Denver-area public schools.

* Bubel/Aiken Foundation and Youth Service America, to award grants of up to $1,000 to support community-service projects led by youth with and without disabilities that benefit youth with disabilities; for grant application and details, visit website.

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